Stony Brook is a highly rated public university located in Brookhaven, New York in the New York City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 16,341 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Stony Brook acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 74% of students, Stony Brook alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.182 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies462 Graduates
Computational and Applied Mathematics379 Graduates
Information Science341 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology152 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.203 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.234 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses
Stony Brook University, SUNY Reviews
I've only been here for a couple weeks (freshman), and I love it! It's much better than high school. A better atmosphere. I feel safer. The campus is really safe, even at night. There are a lot of things to do on campus. The school is really good with getting info and opportunities out to students. The food is good. There's too much Asian cuisine. I like that the dining halls are open late at night. The academics have been good so far. I love all of my professors. They are all really interesting, informative, friendly, and helpful. The dorms and rooms are nicer and bigger than I expected. People complain too much about the size of the rooms.
Stony Brook University is a top research school in the North East and nation as a whole. It is also one of the most diverse schools in the nation, so anyone from any race, religion or sexual orientation will feel comfortable here. There is an emphasis on the sciences, but humanities programs here are still top notch. Socially, the school doesnt have the best reputation, though you will find friends I promise!
Before coming to Stony Brook, I had heard from many people that the college was very plain, that everyone was very reserved and it was very hard to navigate. From my experience over the last two years, I can safely say that it is not! Everyone is here to help and here to motivate you to do the best you can. Another great quality about this school is that it is very diverse. You look around and you can find so many cultures colliding. Everyday is a new experience to learn and grow and that is pretty amazing. There are over 4oo clubs from dancing to astronomy to pottery, you will definitely find the right crowd for you.