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Stony Brook University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at SBU

By Gender
By Major
Animal StudiesB-
Art & Design DepartmentD+
Business - Management and AdministrationD+
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringD
Computer EngineeringC+
Computer ScienceB-
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcB-
Electrical EngineeringF
Engineering DepartmentD
Geography and GeosciencesB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C
Mechanical EngineeringC
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceC
Political ScienceD+
PreDent and DentistryB-
PreMed and MedicalC-
Public HealthD+

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Stony Brook University
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Social Life

... The downside is the social life ...Read full comment
... i've heard that the corridor styles are more social, but they have no AC and can be unbearably hot ...Read full comment
... The social life is not the main thing here as others have stated ...Read full comment
... As for the social life, it's really what you make of it ...Read full comment
... The social sciences however are amazing and I haven't taken a class in Political science, philosophy, english or sociology that i was disappointe...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
... Socially, Stony Brook is like any other school, there is no automatic entertainment, but New York is a train ride away, and so many students hav...Read full comment
... It is a commuter school, everyone with any social life leaves as soon as they get done with classes ...Read full comment
... There is a preponderance of minority-oriented clubs and organizations, and they run the social and political world at Stony Brook ...Read full comment
... Socially, cliques are strong, and racial lines are prominent ...Read full comment
... The people are so anti-social for some reason and the student body is made up of 90% science nerds ...Read full comment
... The social life here sucks ...Read full comment
... The social life is not the main thing here as others have stated ...Read full comment
... The social life does suck ...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
... I was drawn by an athletic scholarship and transferred my sophomore year because I didn't feel that the social and academic environments were ap...Read full comment
... Majority of people are considered soley with academics and lack social skills ...Read full comment
... Days are long which can limit social activity ...Read full comment
... And now for the social life here at Stony ...Read full comment
... Social life is a hit or miss ...Read full comment
... No one attends social activities ...Read full comment
... If you are a pretty and social girl, the world is your oyster ...Read full comment
... The social life is average at best and everyone complains about a lot of people going home or to the city for the weekend, but it's what you make ...Read full comment
... I transferred to a private University, and discovered in comparison how horrible the social, academic, and physical condition of Stony Brook ...Read full comment
... so after being here for 3 years, this school has actually been improving significantly due to their reputation and lack of social life ...Read full comment
... Socially is where this school lacks the most ...Read full comment
... Social Life: The campus EMPTIES OUT on the weekends ...Read full comment
... Again STEM, classes are hard and the fact that everyone is antisocial adds to the negative feelings ...Read full comment
... The social life here sucks ...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
... COMPLAINT there's no social life TRUTH there is if you try ...Read full comment
... Socially, the school is pretty damn bad ...Read full comment
... Social life = bad, campus residences = bad, food= bad, can't wait to leave ...Read full comment
... The social life here sucks ...Read full comment
... The academics are slightly more than pretty good, but the social life instantaneously shatters whatever good the scholastic aspect of this school...Read full comment
... If social life is the most important thing to you, this may not be the right school ...Read full comment
... The social life does not come to you, YOU must take the effort to find THEM ...Read full comment
... The campus is completely vacant on weekends, except for a lot of the antisocial/asexual students ...Read full comment
... The social life is horrible, general faculty don't care about students, and provide far not enough resources to use ...Read full comment
... The people who complain about the school are the people who just expect everything to be handed to them whether it be an A in a class or just hav...Read full comment
... As for the social life ...Read full comment
... However, there is a lack of social life, and too many cliques among different ethnic groups which takes away from the extreme diversity ...Read full comment
... BIGGEST MINUSES: need more off campus housing that is in proximity; need more late night social life; need kids to stay on campus for wkds; ne...Read full comment
... As far as the social life, it's what you make of it ...Read full comment
... The social life is not the main thing here as others have stated ...Read full comment
... I would agree that compared to other colleges the social life is pretty bad ...Read full comment
... It's my second semester at this miserable china town and I can honestly say it's all a giant prison, good for for nothing but inevitable social su...Read full comment
... Which is why I am very happy with my social life here in Stony Brook ...Read full comment
... Social life is TERRIBLE here, whether you live on campus or not, especially since the amt of busywork given you makes it impossible to coordinat...Read full comment
... but as for the SOCIAL LIFE ...Read full comment
... There is no social life or parties on campus except a few people crammed in a room drinking ...Read full comment
... Social life ANYWHERE is "kinda" what you make of it ...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
... com Occasionally we do have some very social professors who are clear and helpful ...Read full comment
... Overall this school is full of anti-social commuters ...Read full comment
... As for areas to study the main library, the Frank Melville library is practically a social scene and its pretty easy to get distracted there re...Read full comment
... The academic programs are great, but the social life is nearly non-existant ...Read full comment
... If your major is related to Social Science, English, History, Polysci, you are automatically put into the dormitory that are ...Read full comment
... I have a few friends who are extroverts here and I truly believe they are really happy here because they are just to capable of socializing with ...Read full comment
... Social/Emotional: People hold doors open for one another which is cool ...Read full comment
... DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU ARE A SOCIAL PERSON, one night here and i was so bored its a huge commuter school everyone goes home so now i go home and ...Read full comment
... The social life on the weekends kinda sucks though ...Read full comment
... If you are interested in an active social life, be prepared to work for it or go somewhere else ...Read full comment
... My fellow students were for the most part friendly and there were certainly enough possibilities to make good friends and have a decent social...Read full comment
... The student body is diverse and interesting, and the social life is great (especially if you get involved with a student organization or club) .....Read full comment
... Students & Social Life: A lot of people complain about the students ...Read full comment
... Socially it's got a LOT of room for improvement ...Read full comment
... but as for the SOCIAL LIFE ...Read full comment
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