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Stony Brook University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessB+ Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseC+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
He cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Date: Apr 03 2005
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
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 academically great, I have to be honest about that. This hold true for sciences, enginnering and music. If you are coming for a major such as business or something, forget it, you wasted your time and money.

Stony Brook has its pros, and a few too many cons. At the end of the day, it depends what you want and will do to achieve it. The aesthetics suck; they just do, jail architects designed the campus and I am not kidding about that. They are trying to improve on this factor however; and the new/renovated quads really are nice. Some of them however, Roosevelt Quad (college of global studies affiliated) and plain ghetto. The worst housing I have ever seen…

The profs; I found them to be really nice. You have your oddballs here and there, but most of them seem to be nice. Cant complain on that front.

The admin however, SUCKS…being a state school do not expect any thing less. As I say, they will delay any possbli service to you, but will be prompt about fees and fines. This is where the university fails completely. Remember; this is admin NOT THE FACULTY i am speaking about.

The university is located quite far from civilization too, and yes its true that the distinction between rich kids and not so rich kids is apparent. You need a car to get anywhere, and its still terribly expensive to buy things here. The meal plan sucks as well; 8$ for a sandwhich…eek!

However, money talks; if you want a good academic school, excellent faculty, and a sound training in life in the real world, Stony Brook is the way to go. Life is hard, but the expereince you get is invaluable and i can confidently say that kids in a private school may not expereince the same. Be motivated, be wary and be aggressive- its possible to get things done.

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