SUNY -- Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY

SUNY -- Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$8,368

$15,278

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,432
Declined 1,113
Total Received 3,545
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Public

4,242

undergraduate students

219

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,461
Established in 1965
Coeducational Coeducational

604-acre, suburban campus in Old Westbury (population: 4,757) 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Alianza Latina
  • PRIDE
  • Step Tunes
  • Anime Magna Games Club

Top Events

  • Midnight Madness
  • Meet the Greeks
  • Step and Stroll Exhibition
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.1

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,432
Declined 1,113
Total Received 3,545

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Squash, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art/Art Studies, General
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Finance, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Labor and Industrial Relations
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Philosophy
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

4,461

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

4,242
students

Female
59%
2,510

Male
41%
1,732

5%

219
students

Female
51%
112

Male
49%
107

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

3,632
students

Female
60%
2,153

Male
40%
1,479

15%

610
students

Female
59%
357

Male
41%
253

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
27%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
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

830

Transfer students enrolled

19%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: December 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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