SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

– Let’s start by saying that Stony Brook is 97 miles from my house and it took me 3 hours drive time to get here. Just something you should consider. If you have a helicopter I suggest you use that mode of transportation instead.
– Suburban area, no town within walking distance but shopping strip centers are a few miles away
– Very near the water, 10 minutes Port Jefferson, 3 miles north west meadow beach, 10 minutes Smith Haven Mall
– Shuttle bus to shopping areas
– Long Island railroad on campus
– 16,000 undergrad students, 8,000 graduate
– No early action or early decision, January 15 deadline
– 9,000 students live on campus, 90% of freshman live on campus, 75% stay on campus on the weekends
– Most competitive majors, bio medical engineering, nursing
– Popular majors – Business, journalism
– School of marine and atmospheric sciences, meteorologist major, marine biology
– Health sciences – broad base of majors, housed inside university hospital
– 70% from NY state, majority from NYC
– Independent students, self sufficient thrive here
– High research university for undergrads in all fields
– Heavy into internships
– Known for science and math but includes other majors as well
– Nursing is not a freshman admit and need to transfer in. Highly competitive
– Don’t track demonstrated interest in admissions
– Academic and tests count
– 35,000 applications, 40% admit rate, 95, 1300 clearly admissible, even a 90 and. 1200 SAT, 26-30 ACT
– Minimal “Greek” life, 10% participation
– Engineering schools, RPI, MIT, UVM, UMass
– 90% retention rate
– freshman housing chosen by interest, advisors in freshman housing
– 35,000 applicants
– No car until junior status if living on campus
– Education – offer 5 year bachelors/masters program
– Health sciences cannot be admitted to until junior year
– Study abroad – agreements with 30 countries, but have access to other study abroad through other SUNY schools
– Agreements with colleges and universities in all 50 states if you would like to spend a semester other than at Stony Brook
– Larger classes, Engineering less than 40, Arts and Sciences less than 50
– AP credits – need a 3 or better in the exam
– Some classes taught by graduate students

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