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Tuition

$7,624

$16,874

not including room and board

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,005
Declined + 1,850
Total Received 3,855
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Accounting
  3. Criminology
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School Facts

SUNY College at Old Westbury, founded in 1965, is a comprehensive public college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a wooded 604-acre campus centrally located on Long Island, the nation's 17th largest population center, Old Westbury offers the best of both worlds -- a quiet atmosphere dedicated to learning, yet just 20 miles from the heart of New York City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,422
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2866
ACT 2939

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Old Westbury, NY

604-acre, suburban campus in Old Westbury (population: 4,684) on Long Island, 17 miles from New York City. Major airport and train serve New York City; bus serves Hicksville (one mile). School operates transportation to Hicksville. Public transportation serves campus.

SUNY — Old Westbury
223 Store Hill Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
51%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 2% of male students
 
8 sororities 2% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
39%
400-499
53%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
50%
400-499
40%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
54%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
73%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,005
Declined + 1,850
Total Received 3,855

Admissions Contact

Mary Marquez Bell
Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 516 876-3073
F: 516 876-3307
enroll@oldwestbury.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,509,079
State $6,221,470
Institutional $223,761
Other external
Total $14,954,310

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $61,137
Total $61,137

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (outdoor)
ultimate Frisbee
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Skyline Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescence Education/Bilingual
Adolescence Education/Biology
Adolescence Education/Chemistry
Adolescence Education/English
Adolescence Education/Mathematics
Adolescence Education/Social Studies
Adolescence Education/Spanish
American Studies
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business/Management
Chemistry/Physics
Childhood Special Education
Comparative Humanities
Computer/Information Science
Criminology
Electronic Media
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Finance
Health/Society
Hispanic Languages/Literature/Culture
History
Industrial/Labor Relations
Language/Literature
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Media/Communications
Mental Health
Middle Childhood Education
Philosophy/Religion
Politics/Economics/Society
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Language
Special Education
Special Education/Bilingual
Taxation
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

95%

4,217
students

Female
59%
2,474

Male
41%
1,743

Graduate

5%

205
students

Female
49%
101

Male
51%
104

undergraduateFull-time

85%

3,609
students

Female
59%
2,114

Male
41%
1,495

undergraduatePart-time

15%

608
students

Female
60%
360

Male
40%
248

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
29%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Pakistan
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Becky Evans
International Student Advisor
516 876-3906
evansb@oldwestbury.edu

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