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Chances...

i3asketballboyi3asketballboy Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
edited September 2007 in SUNY at Stony Brook
Applying as an undecided major
SAT:
Math 660 CR 660 Writing 670
1320/1600
1990/2400
Chemsitry 680
US History 750

GPA: 93.1/100.0

Mostly Honors Classes Freshman and Sophmore Year
AP English, AP Calc AB, AP US History, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Lit, AP Economics, AP Participation in Govt, AP Calc BC

Class Rank
About 29/500

EC:
Varsity Crew - Captain
Varsity Basketball
Newspaper Club - Sports Editor
Young Democrats Club - Founder and President
Debate Club - VP
Some more....

Chance me. Thanks.
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Replies to: Chances...

  • eva10127eva10127 Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    and what year are you currently?
  • EntityEntity Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    You are in to the regular college. Probably not honors college tho.

    I would shoot for NYU with ur stats.
  • i3asketballboyi3asketballboy Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    I visited NYU and hated it...
    Stony Brook was real nice though.
  • EntityEntity Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Lol, that's weird. I'm kind of the complete opposite (NYU is my dream school).

    IN any case, don't worry about getting admitted to SB...it's a super safety for u. The honors college you be rejected, I say this with 89% certainty. I think you need a 1450+.
  • blazinyan300blazinyan300 Registered User Posts: 738 Member
    Well Entity, it depends on what you want to major in. I was skeptical about SBU at the start, but SBU has come along way in just 50 yrs. The Bio dept. and Chem dept. are mad strong. Sort of caught my by surprise, but I don't let up. It's a research school, whereas NYU is more of a liberal arts. I mean everyone has their tastes. SBU is tough if you want to major in the sciences, but hey, it's tough everywhere these days. I mean there are bad and good profs everywhere, it is up to the student to be selective and do their research about all classes so that one chooses the best combo for success. I mean it's good to be in honors, I am not though, but everyone is tripled. My friend in WISE is tripled, but girls are lucky since they get de-tripled faster. All in all, school is tougher than I expected, then again, I am sort of ahead of the game and want to make junior yr. easier. We'll see where fate takes me.
  • fencersmotherfencersmother Registered User Posts: 1,975 Senior Member
    Well, I'll assume you are instate, because there aren't a ton of oos kids looking into SB. I'd say you're in there as a safety (no honors). Do you have any other schools in mind? Do you want to row in college?
  • EntityEntity Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    I agree, SB is no joke when it comes to the sciences. People think its some no-name state school but it's actually quite tough in these areas, you should be prepared. The research at the school is top-notch.
  • blazinyan300blazinyan300 Registered User Posts: 738 Member
    Not to mention science labs. One of my suitemates actually works in NYU med school during the summer. He was accepted there also. He didn't turn it down b/c of the cost but how NYU addresses science. He told me that most of the equipment from regular class labs in like chem, bio, physics, etc. are in greater and better quality and quantity than the ones in NYU. So, I wouldn't blame someone for coming to SBU. I mean I chose SBU for the particular reason of attaining a good science education.
  • EntityEntity Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Yeah, I have to also add that a lot of SB's science faculty are doing very important research right now.
  • blazinyan300blazinyan300 Registered User Posts: 738 Member
    Hopefully, they'll patent it, unlike the MRI.
  • sbuadmissionssbuadmissions College Rep Posts: 1,992 Senior Member
    What's really interesting about the sciences here at Stony Brook is that we have a TON of bio majors... a TON. It just passed psych as the biggest major on campus. But when it comes to just about everything else, it's really manageable. Pharmacology? 59 majors. Chem? 205. Physics? 148. (These are all Fall 06 numbers; I don't have this fall's numbers yet.) So once you get through the Bio/Chem/Orgo/Physics sequence that every future med student has to get through, your best bet -- in terms of fighting for class space in the hard sciences -- is really anything other than bio.

    And honestly, if you're thinking post-grad work, you had better stand out and make something of yourself -- I'd look the other way from Bio.

    -Chris
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