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4 out of 5
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Stony Brook University is a very beautiful campus. During the fall and spring you are able to experience leaves changing, fountains running, and flowers blooming. The campus is well taken care of. The campus is well diverse and you are able to see that by walking through campus. The campus rec is new and completely up to date. You are able to take free classes like yoga, kick boxing, and cycling. I highly recommend taking advantage rec the center. It is equipted with basketball courts, racket ball courts, track, and workout equipment. Classes are all fairly close to each other and easy to get to. Some classes my be very small and intimate. However, some classes can be very large and up to about three hundred students. Teachers are willing to work with you if you are willing to put in the effort and extra time. Stony Brook has dorm, suite, and apartment living. You are not able to live in the apartments until your junior and senior year and must hold a 3.0 overall gpa. More brand new dorms are being built every year. There are however, still old dorms that you may be placed in. There are not many off campus houses so if you are looking to live off campus you should look a few months in advance. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience at Stony Brook and what the university had to offer.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012

Stony Brook University offered a beautiful campus, lots of diverse food options, and the dorms were quite nice. Stony Brook is one of the highest ranked public universities for a reason; they are affordable and have a great STEM track. I double majored in political science and women and gender studies; I am now pursuing my Master's in Social Work at NYU with a focus in policy and advocacy. I would say that Stony Brook really prepared me for my education at NYU as I know much more than my colleagues in many areas of policy and advocacy. In regards to dorming, unfortunately they do house you with your major most times and as a "social sciences" major, I was placed in one of the older dorms which could have been updated. The one pro was that my assignment allowed me to transfer to a single room with no roommates. If you are on a STEM track, you are assigned nicer, updated dorm rooms.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

Stony Brook University is a unique and rapidly growing research institution. It is for the go getters and the hard workers because nothing is handed to you, but all the resources are right at your finger tips if you reach. I have loved the community even through it is not your typical undergraduate college experience, but I see all my classmates being extremely successful in all their respective fields.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Anthropology, Other
Graduation Year: 2007

Attending Stony Brook University was an amazing experience. Coming from a very traditional family and adverse to living on campus, they finally agreed, and it was one of the best opportunities I have had throughout my life. It is one of the more recognized colleges in the SUNY system as a prestigious and excellent school. The exposure and experience I gained from there is what I use in my everyday life. And with the strong foundation built at Stony Brook University, there are many career paths and opportunities for my future and for the rest of my life.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Stony Brook University was a great experience. They have a range of programs that are particularly programmed to help the student prepare for an exciting career in any field. With the many programs, students at Stony Brook are encouraged to attend network events, where they can find tons of opportunities for summer internships, and full-time positions post graduation.

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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Stony Brook University is am amazing, diverse university located on the north shore of Long Island, NY. I began my academic there is the fall of 2010. The professors are knowledgeable and well versed in their fields. The school is also very affordable. The campus is beautiful and there are tons of extracurricular activities available to students both at the graduate and undergraduate level.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Stony Brook University is hidden gem. There are so many opportunities to really advance yourself academically, professionally, and intellectually. The campus environment is not the most social, especially on weekends, but there are so many people of so may different backgrounds that one can easily overcome the problem. The class sizes are pretty big at first but as you dive into your major they get smaller allowing for a more personalized connection with your professor. There are many opportunities to work in the hospital or conduct research in a lab. There are even programs that will help you present your research at conferences!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010

The school is great! Mostly a commuter school so if you are looking for that on campus activities there are not a lot to choose from. It you want challenge with the sciences, especially pre-med this is a great choice to go do, The med school is right across the street and there are opportunities to take advanced classes at a undergraduate level.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

My school took education very seriously and offered some of the best classes out there. The work was rigorous and very challenging. However, due to the lack of faculty support and student academic support for classes, it was very much a figure it out yourself or self-study type of environment. The diversity in Stony Brook was very lacking, however they have been making strides in the last few years. Overall, getting a biology degree did open a lot of career doors for me but nothing outside of what getting a normal college degree would do. I loved the school but it may not be the best at preparing students for a career in the real world, networking or even gaining skills apart from those that are regularly gained by undergraduates.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University was fantastic. I completed all of my studies online from the convenience of home. I was able to take classes that were interesting and appropriate to my field of study. The professors were great. The classes allowed me to work at my own pace. It was a great experience.

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