SUNY Downstate is located in a large city, in Brooklyn, NY. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at SUNY Downstate top out at the Doctoral degree.
Students at the school often study medicine, nursing and emergency medicine.
The admissions department at SUNY Downstate does not accept all those who apply.
Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.
SUNY Downstate offers classes to 1,598 students (759 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.
Many students live in housing on or near campus.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"SUNY Downstate is the sole academic medical center located in the heart of one of our nationÆs largest, most ethnically diverse, working class, urban communities. With our schools of higher education, our goal is to train the next generation of physicians, nurses, health care professionals and researchers serving our community and New York State. Through our research facilities, our mission is to advance the medical sciences to the community at large. Through our hospital and our educational affiliates, our mission is to serve the health care needs of 2.9 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. We aspire to have a staff that is representative of the diverse ethnic populations we serve and to become more efficient and cost effective in achieving our mission."
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