bear with me for the longness of the post pleasee:P.
Ok well as the title states im a sohpmore in highschool(patchogue-medford on long island) and i intend to 95% major in computer science, very very possibly at stony brook, however there are a few things i wish to clarify WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE CURRENTLY AT, OR HAVE BEEN VERY RECENTLY at stony brook, not some disgtruntled undergraduate from 5 years ago - no offence :P.
-ok well as you may or may not realize im very close to sbu, about 25 minutes away, however i REFUSE to spend my college years living at home with my parents, the least i would accept is renting out an apartment- me and some guys you know ect... is it worth it to dorm at stony brook? assuming moneys no object(which we all know it is, but lets pretend here) is it worth it to dorm instead of just drive the 20-25 minutes.
-this is for computer science majors, i know the CS major is suppose to be rigerous- do most employers realize this and will the degree be respected or am i better off applying to like binghampton or upping my effort and applying to cornell or something.
are most people stereotype and i hate to say this "nerd" in the computer science major, cause although im very profeciant with computers im also a competetive sub.wrestler and contact martial artist and can be very social, eaither way it doesnt bother me i just dont want to spend my entire college experience with a mob of fairly unsocial boys.
-since iev already said i know how to socialize, is the student life at stonybrook really THAT bad? i mean iev read mixed things with more of those things leaning towards yes its that bad, but i dont need some rant to tell me that, i want someone whose there to tell me that, now im not antisocial and i can get out there and make freinds without too much trouble but REALLY, a down to earth responce without bias or a cheerleader from the school(and be honest here guys this question really matters to me) the social situation as a whole isnt dependent entirely on the individual is it suckish in general or not. whether or not im an exception to the antisocialness.
-im pretty sure thats all i wanted to know, i guess as a bonus if anyone is truly against recomending the school which schools in new york/new jerersy or even florida actually. could you recommend for comp. science
kk, thanks in advance for reading, i know it was a tedious read.