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Old 01-31-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Hey Long Islanders
Next year I could go to this university for the foreign exchanges (I want to improve my english language abilities, particularly in Oral English).It's not decided yet, but some details could be great
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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Commuter school, but well regarded. Don't expect a raving college experience, the place is dead friday night till monday.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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A top university, really depends upon your major. My Alma Mater (PHYSICS '72)
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Trying to figure out how your explanation fits, based on your posting history on some of the other boards.

Anyway, Stony Brook is a well regarded University (my Alma matter History 04). Most of the students that dorm are from NYC/Long Island so some weekends can be quiet.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Overall an excellent university, but depends on what you're looking for. Strong in the sciences, and like others said it's a commuter school so don't expect too many parties on the weekends. Also, if you're looking for more of city life, it's about a two hour commute to Manhattan.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Overall an excellent university, but depends on what you're looking for. Strong in the sciences, and like others said it's a commuter school so don't expect too many parties on the weekends. Also, if you're looking for more of city life, it's about a two hour commute to Manhattan.
I'll continue my studies if my university sends me there.I'll study economics, languages, united states history / identities.Wow 2h NTC it's farther I expected but it's ok ^^.
I hope I'l go there (my other choices are kansas, sydney australia and Quebec canada)
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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I'll continue my studies if my university sends me there.I'll study economics, languages, united states history / identities.Wow 2h NTC it's farther I expected but it's ok ^^.
I hope I'l go there (my other choices are kansas, sydney australia and Quebec canada)
The train station is at the north end of campus which is convenient if you were going to live on campus. Yes, two hours is right.

You will also have easy access to New England via the Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport, CT. The ferry is about 5 or 6 miles from campus. You can pick up a train from Bridgeport to Boston, MA if you wish to visit that city and tour early American historical sites. Stony Brook and the neighboring areas are rich in early American history, too.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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The train station is at the north end of campus which is convenient if you were going to live on campus. Yes, two hours is right.

You will also have easy access to New England via the Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport, CT. The ferry is about 5 or 6 miles from campus. You can pick up a train from Bridgeport to Boston, MA if you wish to visit that city and tour early American historical sites. Stony Brook and the neighboring areas are rich in early American history, too.
That would be cool, thanks for that ^^
What is a comuter college ?
About parties it's not really a problem, I don't want to go there for that, just classes and tourism
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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That would be cool, thanks for that ^^
What is a comuter college ?
About parties it's not really a problem, I don't want to go there for that, just classes and tourism
A commuter college is a school where students drive back and forth from home to school instead of living on campus.

Stony Brook University is large and because of it's proximity to NYC as well as the school's location in a major suburban area, a large number of students drive back and forth to school instead of living in the dorms on campus. The NYC students live on campus during the week but many take the train and go home for the weekend.

There are a lot of students from across NY state, the US and international students. They tend to stay on campus all the time because they live so far away.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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A commuter college is a school where students drive back and forth from home to school instead of living on campus.

Stony Brook University is large and because of it's proximity to NYC as well as the school's location in a major suburban area, a large number of students drive back and forth to school instead of living in the dorms on campus. The NYC students live on campus during the week but many take the train and go home for the weekend.

There are a lot of students from across NY state, the US and international students. They tend to stay on campus all the time because they live so far away.
I see, it's ok ^^ thanks
Can we find shopping malls or tourism things around the campus ?
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