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SUNY College at Old Westbury

SUNY College at Old Westbury Rating: 3.6/5 (14 votes)

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SUNY College at Old Westbury is located on a beautiful 604-acre campus in Long Island, NY just twenty minutes from New York City. The college offers nearly 50 bachelor’s degrees and almost 20 master’s programs and also features an Honors College that provides a rigorous academic schedule to students. There are numerous forms of financial aid available at both the baccalaureate level and the graduate level so that students who otherwise could not afford a higher education may attend.

The college has an NCAA Division III athletics organization and offers numerous varsity sports for students. In addition, the school offers nearly 50 different student clubs that vary between political, social, cultural and academic in nature. There is an active Greek life on campus and residential housing is available.

Given the school’s proximity to New York City, there are unlimited opportunities to participate in cultural events, shopping, dining and social activities as well as ready access to public transportation to travel within the city from SUNY College at Old Westbury.


SUNY College at Old Westbury offers around 40 different undergraduate majors and about 15 master’s programs in the areas of education and accounting. In addition to the standard programs, the college also offers an Honors Degree from the Honors College. A limited number of students are invited to attend this prestigious new college and there are numerous benefits and perks to becoming a member.

Students who are accepted into the program receive a book scholarship or laptop computer, scholarships for residential dorms and study abroad, free parking permits and reserved parking, trips and activities, pre-registration priority, and honors designation on transcripts as well as several other perks. Honors College students participate in a rigorous program of study but graduate schools, employers and professional programs all look favorably upon Honors graduates.

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Undergraduate Admission

In order for an application packet to be considered complete, prospective students must complete and submit the SUNY Common Application online along with the fee. When completing the SUNY application, the Old Westbury Supplemental Application is also required. Regardless of the application submitted, official high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, a personal essay, immunization records and a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher are also required. Old Westbury recommends applying by the beginning of the senior year because they operate on a rolling admissions basis.

Applicants are considered based on the strength and relevance of the high school program completed, GPA, standardized test scores, the quality of the essay and the details of the letter of recommendation.

Graduate Admission

To apply to SUNY Old Westbury’s graduate programs, students must complete and submit the online graduate school application along with the fee. In addition, prospective students must submit official undergraduate transcripts providing proof of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school, graduate school preparedness test scores (GRE, MCAT, etc), a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation. Some graduate programs have additional requirements so the student should work closely with the program of choice to ensure submission of a complete application.

Financial Aid

SUNY College at Old Westbury offers financial aid to both undergraduate and graduate students in the form of need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. Students wishing to apply for financial aid need to start the process by completing the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The form is available online beginning in January and financial information for both the student and family is required in order to complete the form.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4450th for the average student loan amount.
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The SUNY College of Old Westbury Panthers is an NCAA Division III athletics organization whose colors are hunter green and ivory. Students have the opportunity to participate with several different teams including men’s and women’s basketball, swimming, soccer and cross country. Men have the additional options of baseball and golf while women may also choose volleyball or softball.

Additional School Information

The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.


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Information Summary

Ranks 103rd in New York and 1018th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New York and 488th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.07
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 4 0.09
Arrest 6 0.13

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population3,992 (3,992 urban / N/A rural)
Households987 (3.36 people per house)
Median Household Income$163,046
Families894 (3.41 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Arts & Sciences
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle postbaccalaureate (business)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3603

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1404th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,570 $5,570 $14,820
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,054 $1,054 $1,054
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $232 $232 $618
FT Graduate Tuition $9,370 $9,370 $16,680
FT Graduate Required Fees $750 $750 $750
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $390 $390 $695
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,284 $19,284 $28,534
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,924 $18,924 $28,174
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,624 $10,624 $19,874

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,324 $6,624 $6,324 $6,624 $16,214 $15,874
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,700(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,960(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,300(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,000(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,341 (1,405 male / 1,936 female)
Admitted 1,939 (789 male / 1,150 female)
Admission rate 58%
First-time Enrollment 410 (162 male / 248 female)
FT Enrollment 409 (161 male / 248 female)
PT Enrollment 1 (1 male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment4,367

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Skyline Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Skyline Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Skyline Conference

ACT Test Admission

1129th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 7%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 22

SAT Test Admission

920th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 82%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 530
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 550
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 920 / 1080

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,600
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$6,600
Board Fee$3,100

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 698th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $80,554 ($84,647 male / $76,017 female)
Number of FT Faculty 148 (70 male / 78 female)
Number of PT Faculty 319
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $10,660,870

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