Stony Brook University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.13 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 9 respondents

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School Information

  • 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2009

College provided me the arena in which to thrive and gain the skills and knowledge for a successful career.
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Stony Brook's School of Social Welfare is affordable, excellent, and is preparing us very well for a career as professionals working for improved social welfare. Beyond that, there is also a consciousness that we need to be involved, using our skills not only for micro-level helping of individuals and families, but also for promoting reforms that enhance social justice. Our faculty members are wonderful in the classroom, very helpful, and they hold students to high academic standards. As students, we combine theoretical study with practical experience. Even if I had unlimited money to study in top programs at private universities, I would choose Stony Brook as one of the very best programs for the MSW.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The pro of this program is that the faculty is very helpful. As a student you want to feel as though the staff is there for you to aid you to progress within the program and I feel with Stony Brook they do an outstanding job with that. Also, since I'm a student that is commuting all the way from Queens village to Long Island, which is a 45 minuite drive, stony brook accommodates both their city students and Long Island students. One con is there needs to be more classes offered out in the city campus, although they do accomidate to us as far as trying to work with our schedules, there needs to be an increase of classes offered out in the city campus.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent program. Teachers are intrested and informed. Great internship possibilities. Not much social life. Expensive cost of living.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculties are honest, they want you to succeed as a student and as a future Social Worker.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The courses are compatible with my goals and gives the information I need. However there should be more practice causes which presents a picture of what will be seen in the field. The class schedule makes it really hard for students who are parents like myself. More online classes should be made available so that students who are wives and mothers, and also work full time, might be able to balance family, school, work and internship, without burning out.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

campus is crowded, constantly under construction with a lack of student housing capacity, however is great academically and professionally.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

This graduate program is very demanding and it very difficult to work. But without working I would have no income. Without an income I can not commute to class and placement. There is so much work involved which is to be expected, but yet there needs to be breathing room too. Also faculty as in the professors can be helpful. Some are not.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are that it is a very affordable program at a highly acclaimed public university. My program connected me with useful internships. However, the downside is that they treat you as if you were in elementary school. All teachers take attendance and act as though missing class was a life or death situation. Some classes are redundant and some are useless depending on your career path. I do appreciate, however, that it has a medical focus and that the teachers are generally very understanding.
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