About SUNY College at Old Westbury

Founded in 1965, SUNY College at Old Westbury. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,244 full time undergraduate students, and 219 full time graduate students.

The SUNY College at Old Westbury Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 160 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY College at Old Westbury include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range880-1060
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at SUNY are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
20%
“We save it for the classroom”
40%
“Sometimes, but not often”
30%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
10%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
40%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
57%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
40%
“Available in class”
30%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
10%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
10%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
10%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
20%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
20%
“We save it for the classroom”
40%
“Sometimes, but not often”
30%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
10%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
40%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
57%
“We bought the gear”
29%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
30%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
40%
“Available in class”
30%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
10%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
50%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
30%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
10%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
10%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
70%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
20%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    23 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    32 Students rated campus food 2.5 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    32 Students rated campus facilities 3.1 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    32 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    32 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    32 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    32 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

SUNY College at Old Westbury REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of SUNY College at Old Westbury?

13 Students rated SUNY College at Old Westbury

Olivia - 02/28/2021

The first year classes there are a joke, they are more like middle school or easy high school classes. Once you finally get to the classes for your major they are much more enjoyable and actually make you think. The food situation isn't that great, they need more vegan options, some of the staff was even confused on what the word vegan meant.

Amir - 01/03/2020

Being in this school is pretty good. I have no complaints when it comes to the education I am receiving, or the work ethics of my teachers. Since I've come to Old Westbury I have learned more about what happens between different groups of people. Also starting next semester I will be able to do some community service.

Shijuan - 08/08/2019

At Old westbury you get what you pay for. It’s not private and it’s the MOST affordable college in the SUNY system. Food is decent and majors are scarce but you get what you pay for. Classes and teachers are almost always available. Housing is t the greatest in terms of it being very strict and there is no other options besides the dorms which makes it hard because you can be 23 and roommate can be 18 and there are no singles to choose from. So again you get what you pay for

Trinity - 07/09/2019

I went to SUNY Old Westbury my freshman year. For the most part the school was good, but there do need to be some major changes within the school. As far as disability accessibilities and the food.

SUNY College at Old Westbury FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at SUNY College at Old Westbury?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY College at Old Westbury is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make sure to go to class, do your work early, and just get what you need done, done. The ability you have is great, just find that work ethic, fight for it and you can do so much better than you are now.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It's a place where you can start something, ,like a new club program event or idea, and really leave a mark that could be here forever

    Read all  9 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    tired

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    When choosing Old Westbury for my transfer college, two major things popped into my head. One is the location. It is close to where I live and close to where I work. And two, well the tuition is affordable, for the most part. Well it is a State College, and that makes a huge difference when comparing tuition for any private college.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The professors

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    the diversity, the accessibility, being able to easily discuss things with other individuals.

    Read all  6 answers
  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think that SUNY Old Westbury is way to small and that the actual campus space is not being utilized. The appearance of my campus is not a very strong one thus affects those who decided to enroll or not.

    Read all  6 answers
  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This school is for eveyone. Especially if someone is undecided then this school is perfect for you because it has a range of different topics. If you want a specific study first make sure your school has it for you.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It's education program as well as its business program.

    Read all  4 answers
  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There's nothing I can really think of I wish I knew before coming here. I like Old Westbury.

    Read all  4 answers
  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is looking for a diverse, medium-sized campus.

    Read all  3 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    This school lacks recent resouces available for students.

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

4,244

Total Undergrad Enrollment

219

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

60

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

36%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
% Black or African-American
27%
% Hispanic/Latino
24%
% White or Caucasian
31%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

83% of students attending SUNY College at Old Westbury receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 48% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,533

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,500

Books and Supplies

$11,020

Room and Board

31,053

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,804
$30 - $48K
$9,099
$48 - $75K
$14,294
$75 - $110K
$17,216
$110K & UP
$18,506

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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