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Stony Brook University

Biology Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 13/9
Student Surveys
(in Biology)
Males: 11, Females: 11
Average Yrs. Completed: 2.0

Education Quality Vs. Competing Schools

Stony Brook University
Average of All Schools
Average of schools in class

State University of New York Binghamton
New York University
Harvard University
University Buffalo
Cornell University
Buffalo State SUNY
State University of New York College - Geneseo

Student Expectations

Expected coursework difficulty:3.7 High
Actual difficulty:4.0 High
Students found the coursework to be harder than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect

English Speaking

Percent of teaching staff that does not speak satisfactory English20-30%

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities


I am a suicide survivor. My family has questioned why, but after reading this they will know the answer. The only reason I went to Stony Brook is beca...
Stony Brook is the worst abomination of a place that you can possibly think of. How can you even call this a school? Living there is like living in th...
I never met anyone ho received a better education in my field (biochemistry) than I did at Stony Brook, at any price. I went to Stony Brook to learn a...
Overall this school is full of anti-social commuters. Those who live on campus all go home every weekend too, so there really isnt much to to besides ...
I genuinely feel depressed at stony brook and I'm in my first semester. The professors truly do not sufficiently teach the material needs to succeed f...
This school is what you make of it. I think it's a beautiful school with an array of friendly people who always smile. Just be yourself, get out of yo...
I'm a bio major - which Stony is known for. Most of the above comments are true- you make your experience at Stony here. The area is dead, but you c...
I love this school. 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 cl...
The school is extremely diverse. The school work is very challenging, and a lot of research opportunities are available for students. However, there...
University grading system is the worst! if you are an "A" student in High School then be prepared to get "C" in your grades. Grades are determined on ...
Its gotten pretty overcrowded. Most freshmen that dorm are tripled so try to move in as early as possible or you will not get a desk [there are only ...
I speak for the Ecology and Evolution department.
As a Psychology major at Stony Brook, I've found that the professors are particularly helpful. They're really great in their fields and know the right...
Ever since I went to the orientation, I knew it would be a painful experience, and that I was going to regret the decision to attend Stony Brook Unive...
This school is horrible. Problem 1: The tuition is cheap. It's only like $5000/yr. But they trick you with the dorming fee. They charge like $8000...
Stony Brook is the worst abomination of a place that you can possibly think of. How can you even call this a school? Living there is like living in th...
I am international student, and come from India. As said before, I came to Stony Brook because I could not afford my first choice-UCLA. The school is ...
Oh Stony brook, finding some way to ruin my day everyday. I am a female student about 40 minutes away from this prison, and was a great student throug...
science programs are excellent
No one speaks english. Its overated. noone helps you learn. the porfessors are smart but not good teachers dontcome here they need to get there a...
If you are a STEM major, you will feel SOME sort of depression during your time at Stony Brook. Housing: depending on your housing you could live in a...
The science and health science departments at SB are top notch. The work is very challenging and if you study, you will get an excellent education....
If you don't mind a depressing atmosphere, and aren't much of a party person, I can see why Stony Brook is for you. If you're more into the party scen...
Stony Brook University is an OK school. It may not be very pleasing to the eye, especially some quads, but that gets looked over the quality of your l...
Oh Stony Brook... Finding a new way to screw over their students everyday! Are you a bio major who NEEDS to take a specific biology class in a specifi...
This place is the WORST! I can't believe I chose this over NYU. Well the only reason anyone would ever want to come to this shitty college is because ...
I a Pre-Med double major in Political Science and Biology. When looking at the school it really has to be broken up into categories. Academics: Th...
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