Do I stand a chance of getting in Stony Brook U?

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  1. laserfox macrumors 6502

    laserfox

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    Hey guys, I've tried getting an appointment with my counselor, but some reason either, he is fully booked, or I am fully booked. Here's my story.

    Went to high school abroad, started college in the US at City College. Did very badly in the engineering program. Got discharged on probation(whatever that is) with a gpa 1.816. Contemplated suicide. Came to my senses, enrolled in Community College. Lowest grade so far is B-(Bloody Linear Algebra!).

    I have 3 more classes then I graduate with a A.S in Mathematics.
    I take honors classes and got in Phi Theta Kappa.
    I've made the Dean's List and plan to open an engineering club this spring.
    I edit the Science column in my school paper
    I tutor Mathematics (cuny pays me for this)
    I just won a scholarship to study abroad for spring break.

    I also just applied to Stony Brook. Do I have a chance of getting in?? I am planning on majoring in Computer Science/Math. I also love energy conservation stuff. I am worried my previous awful transcripts will ruin it for me. I am always nervous when the mail comes. I also plan on applying to POLY Tech NYU (doubt I'd get in but my professors are urging me to do it).
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    What is your current gpa? If you have made substantial improvement, have good letters of recommendation, etc. I would say you have a good chance to get in.

    Good luck!:D
     
  3. laserfox thread starter macrumors 6502

    laserfox

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    My current GPA is 3.845 and a couple professors have offered to recommend me (it pays to have enjoyed John Updike lol)

    I sure hope so thanks!
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i think admissions people will see youve gotten on track

    much better to be on an upswing than a decline
     
  5. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I totally agree, I don't think you will have any problem getting in!
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    glad to see that you've turned it around! best of luck to you, and i hope that you get in!
     
  7. laserfox thread starter macrumors 6502

    laserfox

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    to revive an old thread

    I got in! Whoooooo
    I also got in Buffalo University and NYU Poly

    I have no idea where to go to major in Computer Science. I only got money info from Buffalo so far, 10,000 in grants and I have to pay 5 000 out of pocket....


    Where do you guys recommend?
     
  8. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    stony brook.
     
  9. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    are you talking about Suny Buffalo?

    i'd do CS there over Stony any day, Buffalo CS is better (so what if we have -50F winters, LOL). My relatives went to Stony and I live 50 miles from there - their campus sucks! :D
     
  10. laserfox thread starter macrumors 6502

    laserfox

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    Yep the winters in SUNY Buffalo are what's bothering me.
    I visited the Stony Brook campus twice and I wasn't impressed. It appeared lifeless and institutional with no...character. I'd probably be bored there.

    However, Stony Brook seems to have the higher national reputation when it comes to the Sciences...

    I haven't visited Buffalo yet, have to fly there, its 8 hours away on a bus from NYC yikes!

    I'm also considering NYIT , private college with small classrooms and more one one learning.
     

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