Stony Brook University, SUNY Reviews
My experience is very different because I have visited campus a couple of times before whether it was from high school or college visit. I was accustomed to know where everything was but the transition was a little bit difficult.
Stony Brook is ideal for science majors, particularly engineering and pre-health. Location near Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook hospital facilitates research experiences.
The professors here are all really nice and do everything they could to ensure the students get the education they seek. Everyone is nice and a pleasure to talk to. Being that this is college, it eliminates the people in high school which you just know had a little chance of making something of their lives (not to sound so rude though). The food, environment, ethnicity and just about everything else is top notch here as I find it to be a top-tier university.
I currently live in the Chavez dorms and I love this campus and school! There are always people around because of the high number of students that live on campus. The city being a short train ride away is a huge benefit as well!!
Stony Brook University is a very beautiful campus. During the fall and spring you are able to experience leaves changing, fountains running, and flowers blooming. The campus is well taken care of. The campus is well diverse and you are able to see that by walking through campus. The campus rec is new and completely up to date. You are able to take free classes like yoga, kick boxing, and cycling. Stony Brook University is a very beautiful campus. During the fall and spring you are able to experience leaves changing, fountains running, and flowers blooming. The campus is well taken care of. The campus is well diverse and you are able to see that by walking through campus. The campus rec is new and completely up to date.
As much as I love Stony Brook, it has major flaws that cannot be ignored. Majority of professors in the STEM majors are not adequate to teach their subject. They are mostly there for research & are forced to teach a class. There are couple of remarkable teachers in the school but overall, the STEM professors are terrible. For the humanities, I believe they do an excellent job at teaching. Also, Stony Brook University is located on Long Island. If you do not have a car, it is very difficult to explore around the area. Coupled with that, this is a commuter school. If you are a commuter. Good luck, making friends because I graduated without making a single friend. You are better off living on campus if you want the college experience. But, overall, do not go here for undergrad, it is one of the hardest school to do well in. 15%-20% of all graduated classes received honors and most of them are humanities majors. I hope this helps for future prospective students.
I feel beyond lucky to have attended this university. My favorite part of Stony Brook is the vast resources and opportunities it offers to it's students. The amount of different, free tutoring centers and academic resources, the unimaginable amount of clubs and organizations and the different purposes they serve, the on-campus jobs, just, everything. I cannot imagine being more content than I am now if I were to attend a different university. The one thing I would change about the school is the lack of diversity on the administrative end. The student body is incredibly diverse, but the administrative end isn't nearly as diverse, and some of the faculty do not make enough of an attempt to embrace, celebrate, and advocate for the diverse student body they serve.
I really did enjoy my years at Stony Brook University, and I still wished I was able to stay and get a degree from it. While it is without a doubt an excellent school it really struggles to not overtax their students. It's not unusual for students to develop depression or anxiety from the constant high amounts of stress and pressure to keep pace with more prestigious schools both in the state and across the country. It was very limited in terms of accessibility for mental health resources and the counselors could only treat short term stress and could not accommodate my needs for a more long term solution. The area unfortunately has limited resources and unless you have access to a car or a friend who does, mobility around the area is quite limited.
I dropped out of the program because 2 out of 4 my teachers said - and I quote - "I have to dumb down the material so that all of the foreign exchange students can understand what I am saying." Let's just say that I had a group project where everyone was a Chinese student, and they did the assignments by writing in Mandarin and using Google Translate. They told this to me directly. It was a program filled with Foreign Exchange students (all from China- specifically Shanghai), and straight out of college kids who are going for their overbearing parents. Long story short, I spent the classes answering every question and hearing my professors get frustrated. "I feel like I'm talking to a wall!" said another professor. If you actually want to learn, this is NOT your place.
University is hard. It'll beat you into the ground with projects and assignments, drag you a hundred miles full of quizzes and exams, then tell you to get to your feet and do the whole thing again backwards. But Stony Brook is able to make it just a little bit more bearable, most of the time. Just about everybody is ready to help with whatever you need- the professors are willing, the workers do everything with a smile, and the rest of the students are generally pretty friendly as well. It's not all bright spots, but that's school for you, and sometimes it's just enough to be worth something.
It's a great school if you are looking at academics and getting involved on campus. the professors take the time to make sure you understand the material. There is a club for everyone to join so it is super easy to meet friends.
Awesome campus. Home away from home. Quite neighborhood. Beautiful campus and you get your money worth for classes and help. Both academic, professional and beyond.
I love it here! Great environment for every and anyone because there are welcoming niches for every student.
I love Stony Brook University's commitment to excellence and its strong STEM attachment. The professors and students all work on interesting projects. If you want to do hands on STEM activities and classes with a relaxed environment, Stony Brook University is a great choice. One thing I would improve upon is the commuter schedules as many people commute but find some difficulties with the train and their classes.
It's a fantastic school with a lot of opportunities. So much to do and get involved with. It provides me with excellent academic environment and opportunities. Stony Brook does a good job at getting the students involved in campus life, with multiple activities and events every week.
It a pretty decent school but it's clear the administration doesn't actually care about the students as much as it does making money.
Stony Brook University provides good education especially in science and engineering majors, and there are many opportunities for research programs. The campus is clean and safe, and new buildings for housing and dining is open. Stony Brook University hears students' voice and is changing over time.
The staff have been great but the course offerings and facilities are mediorce. The surrounding area is not walkable. I wouldn't want to live here.
Stony Brook does a fantastic job at getting the students involved in campus life, with multiple activities and events every week. They also excel in academics, it is a great research school! Stony Brook is currently working on making its weakest department better, the food. However, The food options have become non-diverse and unhealthy since the most recent food company, SODEXO, has taken over. Stony Brook has since put in efforts to replace the company in order to fix these problems.
I've been here for a semester now and I've enjoyed the experience so far. I look forward to continuing my education here over the next few years.