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Stony Brook University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityC Research AvailabilityF
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsF
Errand RunnersC Degree CompletionB
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]B Sufficient PayB
CompetitivenessD- Education QualityD
Faculty AccessibilityF Useful ResearchC
ExtracurricularsF Success-UnderstandingD+
Surrounding CityC Social Life/EnvironmentD
"Individual" treatmentF FriendlinessD
SafetyB Campus BeautyD
Campus MaintenanceB University Resource/spendingD
Describes the student body as:
Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful

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He cares more about Extracurriculars than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: PreDent and Dentistry (This Major's Salary over time)
Stony Brook Dental School is full of red-tape and undedicated teachers who are there only to teach for the sake of putting it on their resume as to benefit their own private practice.

Most of the older teachers here are arrogant, condescending and just plain BAD teachers who can't teach even if their life depended on it; they are lazy and boring. The school has had a couple of law suits from attending dental students because of the unfair treatment and neglect by the professors; the sad thing is the professors are untouchable b/c of the tenure they get from the state of NY after working there for a certain amount of years (10?). There are always at least 2-3 students getting left back to finish the program in 5 years rather than the normal 4.

To survive: When the professors say jump, you must say how high?

Students here are treated like children rather than collegues; by the professors, by the administrators, by the secretaries/cashiers at the clinic, by almost everyone.

Clinically, we have some damn good instructors (most of good ones happen to be young). It's too bad these instructors don't teach full-time; we have too many old-farts who don't give a damn about the students teaching; get them off tenure!

Students, depending on which year can be very competitive. Every man and woman for his/herself. Little chemistry among students.

If you are a NY State resident and can't afford Columbia, go to Buffalo. It is worth it b/c you will come out of that program with dignity. It's better to go to Columbia or Buffalo instead. Notice how I left out NYU. We're still better than NYU.

I am willing to bet that less than 10% of students graduating from this school ever donate or go out of their way for this school once they graduate. Everyone itches to get out and most never look back. Look at me, I've graduated and am going out of my way to bad mouth my alma mater; why? b/c I not proud of where I graduated from and don't wish what my classmates and I went through for 4 years.

Just my humble opinion.

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