Stony Brook University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.91 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 133 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 25,734 (17,026 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,635 in-state; $23,975 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

a competitive program with high rate of employment after graduation,but it's expensive and requires a lot of work
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

THe online program is great for working students who can't make it in to classrooms but requires a great deal of discipline to get work done on your available time. So far the faculty and staff have been very helpful and supportive and while assignments can be time consuming, I find that they have been engaging. Also the freedom of Stony Brook's Liberal Arts degree lets students design their majors. for the first time I wasn't forced to choose between literature/ writing and education. This program allowed me to do it all!
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Affordable. Faculty. Campus. Cons: Education. Surrounding area. Students. Hard to make friends.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Mine is a very small program, which mainly towards doing clinical translational research. The pros is we can learn to translate our finding into the clinical use. The cons is our campus is a little bit isolated from the main campus, only dental students and students from my department are around this area.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I really enjoyed my time at Stony Brook University. The reason I didn't give it 10 stars for those that I didn't are because I didn't dorm or live on campus or the surrounding areas. When I was there I felt a sense of loyalty and a strong bond of people. It is a beautiful campus and kept immaculate. The professors and the curriculum are made to be the best!
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

Great education. Great networking. Bad stipend. Too much coursework.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

The Philosophy and the Arts MA program at SBU is an unparalleled course of study and is unique to the institution, offering an interdisciplinary approach to Philosophy and the Arts.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2014

There aren't many online programs for students interested in higher education administration, so I was thrilled to find this program last year. I have learned so much already, all while working 40-50 hours a week from several states away!
2.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

While the program provides ample academic support to graduate students the living stipend provided as a part of the financial package is not enough to survive with the cost of the living in the area. Graduate students must work as teaching assistants while taking classes and still take out student loans if they hope to survive.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2012

Studying in the Philosophy and Arts MA at Stony Brook was an amazng exprience that has improved my personal and professional life in a deep way. I found professors with original work in the fields of philosophy and art criticism that gave me a real sense of the possibilities of work. I deeply recommend this program.
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