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Stony Brook University

Breakdown of “Campus Aesthetics” at SBU

By Gender
By Major
Animal StudiesA-
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationC-
Chemical EngineeringB+
Civil EngineeringF
Computer EngineeringB
Computer ScienceB
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcA-
Electrical EngineeringC
Engineering DepartmentD
Geography and GeosciencesC-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C
Mechanical EngineeringC
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB+
Political ScienceC-
PreDent and DentistryB-
PreMed and MedicalB-
Public HealthB-

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Campus Aesthetics

... The campus is a dump, (my room had infestations of bugs, mold, and was piled with garbage when I arrived) the students are self-absorbed and unf...Read full comment
... Please keep in mind the campus may have changed a lot since I graduated (2010) ...Read full comment
... I'm not the biggest partier, but there is absolutely no fun on campus, which really sucks, especially on the weekends ...Read full comment
... Plus every Thursday there is a party off campus at a frat house ...Read full comment
... When I was at stony brook, I recall the campus being mostly empty on weekends, as most students left for their homes ...Read full comment
... The campus is prison-like (not surprising, since it's a fact that the campus was designed by a prison architect from Arizona, who was dumb enoug...Read full comment
... Facilities The facilities on campus are fairly decent ...Read full comment
... Those who live on campus all go home every weekend too, so there really isnt much to to besides sit in your room and watch tv/play video games .....Read full comment
... But then you also have a huge amount of diversity which sounds cool until you realize that the campus is so self-segregated that it just makes...Read full comment
... Relevant Stats about me: I am a sophomore, I am 19, I live in NY (about 45 min north of NYC), I have a car but its not on campus, and I am a w...Read full comment
... The people that go home every weekend are usually the ones that complain that there is nothing to do on campus ...Read full comment
... Ive learned nothing new and the campus isnt very nice ...Read full comment
... Dorms are pretty crowded these days, but more people are realizing there's decent off-campus housing to be found even for those of us without car...Read full comment
... oh and did I mention all tbe buildings on this campus are just hiedous ...Read full comment
... Campus Security is nothing short of illegally obscure ...Read full comment
... The campus is completely vacant on weekends, except for a lot of the antisocial/asexual students ...Read full comment
... The campus is decent looking but the social life is dead because of everyone believing that we can't have a goos social life ...Read full comment
... Add the complete lack of name-recognition outside of NY, awful food, very excessive number of international East and South-Asian students, shitty...Read full comment
... Campus has a lot of new additions including new dorms in the past 3 years ...Read full comment
... Not a fan of stony brook to begin with, but living on campus is even worse ...Read full comment
... The campus was "designed" by an insane and sadistic robot ...Read full comment
... The aesthetics suck; they just do, jail architects designed the campus and I am not kidding about that ...Read full comment
... and 1/6 of the remaining normal people are scattered throughout the campus ...Read full comment
... It has purchased 2 new campuses and is creating a research park branch on the main campus as well as modernizing all facilities, improving the ae...Read full comment
... Even the other SUNY campuses on LI offer friendlier enviroments ...Read full comment
... I'm not the biggest partier, but there is absolutely no fun on campus, which really sucks, especially on the weekends ...Read full comment
... One of the most appealing qualities of Stony Brook is the diversity on campus ...Read full comment
... I'm not the biggest partier, but there is absolutely no fun on campus, which really sucks, especially on the weekends ...Read full comment
... If it matters to you, there is also some great skate spots on campus, too ...Read full comment
... For those who live on campus it's absolutely dead because no one wants to spend their weekends in Stony Brook ...Read full comment
... The people here are vile and abrasive; the campus life is depressing and non existant, the academics are shameful and illustrate the lack of atte...Read full comment
... If you are going to live on campus, then you should definitely be aware that on the weekends it gets extremely boring ...Read full comment
... The social life is not good unless you know someone with party connects other wise you are going to be bored especially if you on campus ...Read full comment
... Cons: Campus is a cast concrete hell, indifferent administration, red tape, huge classes, no social scene, half of the instructors barely spea...Read full comment
... The University has improved the look of the campus, but it still needs to work on that ...Read full comment
... For people who complain - If you don't like campus life, take the train to Manhattan and party there, the school isn't segregated in a forest,...Read full comment
... Yes, half the campus goes home on weekends, yet there are about 20000 students ...Read full comment
... However, I lived on campus during the regular semester, stayed for summer school and me and my friends regularly engaged in various activities, w...Read full comment
... The entire campus hates being here ...Read full comment
... Besides, you are forced to pay 2k for food, if you plan living on-campus ...Read full comment
... There are probably 2 usuable bathrooms on the entire campus ...Read full comment
... If you want to pursue an engineering degree, I recommend living on campus because the resources and help is here ...Read full comment
... The campus is not very nice, everything is filthy compared to other schools I've seen ...Read full comment
... The student body are mostly commuter students so the campus is dead on the weekends since many are from long island or the city ...Read full comment
... Instead of urging students to take Spanish language classes or study Chinese philosophy or Italian art, we are given sugary lomein from the horre...Read full comment
... Here's the honest truth: BIGGEST PLUSSES: big campus, great reputation, great price, great selection of majors ...Read full comment
... Overall, the depressing atmosphere of the campus comes from the fact that most of the campus is covered in gross 70's archetcutre, and though som...Read full comment
... I was victimized by two people on campus and I didn't report the 2nd equally serious incident because the 1st time an administrator laughed and a...Read full comment
... I am a white female who is from about 45 minutes away from campus ...Read full comment
... Also, there are a lot of great services on campus that a lot of people don't take advantage of ...Read full comment
... Commuting is okay - can be a pain but ten times better than living on campus ...Read full comment
... There's plenty to do around campus, you just have to know how to find them ...Read full comment
... I'm lucky at least that my job transferred me to the smith haven mall down here where I can get off campus for a few hours every weekend ...Read full comment
... so for on-campus housing you have a choice of a nice cool dorm with no friends or a scorching one with possibly some friends ...Read full comment
... Mostly bland metal cylinders and right angles and big cement weird buildings that lack aesthetic value ...Read full comment
... Campus food is okay I'd say average ...Read full comment
... The Problem wth Students, they don't want to look around the campus ...Read full comment
... However, i would say the campus is not that beautiful and the school doesn't really help you in finding internship ...Read full comment
... overpopulated campus 2 ...Read full comment
... The campus-life is also a tad bit dry ...Read full comment
... It's essentially a commuter school, and those who live on campus often leave for the weekends ...Read full comment
... Therefore the campus is empty on thw weekends ...Read full comment
... Campus is a ghost town on weekends ...Read full comment
... Although I ended up living on campus, Stony Brook was the only option for me, and I ended up getting paid to go there, which is nice ...Read full comment
... There are always off-campus club parties going on hosted by frats/sororities or the club themselves so there's plenty of partying ...Read full comment
... There is no social life or parties on campus except a few people crammed in a room drinking ...Read full comment
... I double majored, played D-1 Sports for a nationally ranked team, worked at the mall, made the dean's list, and still managed to have parties at...Read full comment
... There is also a hospital on campus to volunteer in and good research opportunities but you can imagine that is competitive as well ...Read full comment
... There's a lot of diversity and a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus ...Read full comment
... I've observed that the people walking around with a group of friends on campus are the same people you saw in high school walking alone with an o...Read full comment
... From there it takes 20- 25 min to get on campus, so you have to deduct that time from your commute ...Read full comment
... Disjointed study body, poor location, unpleasing campus, unconcerned faculty ...Read full comment
... you pretty much need a car to go anywhere off campus, but they do have bus service that runs through and out of the campus ...Read full comment
... There's no great security from the off-campus world, many Stony Brook men are gross and apparently there is a new random attacker loose every oth...Read full comment
... Social life = bad, campus residences = bad, food= bad, can't wait to leave ...Read full comment
... From there it takes 20- 25 min to get on campus, so you have to deduct that time from your commute ...Read full comment
... I went all over campus looking for parties and found nothing ...Read full comment
... Also, the campus is pretty disgusting, although it seems they are slowly improving it ...Read full comment
... Social Life: The campus EMPTIES OUT on the weekends ...Read full comment
... The campus is pretty diverse, but everyone keeps to their own groups - one guy in my apartment last year was Chinese and absolutely refused to sp...Read full comment
... The resources for reporting incidents on campus are horrible as well ...Read full comment
... The police on campus have nothing better to do than to bust parties and constantly raid marijuana users, even for the tiniest amounts ...Read full comment
... There are also many commuter students, who really are only here to go to class, with few of them getting involved in anything else on campus ...Read full comment
... The University has improved the look of the campus, but it still needs to work on that ...Read full comment
... it tends to be a little unsocial due to the fact that there are many commuters and many people go home on weekends and most of the campus is imme...Read full comment
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