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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
SUNY Old Westbury is a public college located in Old Westbury, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,056 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the SUNY Old Westbury acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 48% of students, SUNY Old Westbury alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
About SUNY College at Old Westbury...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
223 Store Hill Rd
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Branch of
SUNY System

SUNY College at Old Westbury Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1100
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,742/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,667/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,056Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
579
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    84%
  • Aspirational
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • exuberant
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Commuter school
    43%
  • Easy to commute to.
    33%
  • Best institution in ny
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • The Worst Institution in New York
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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SUNY College at Old Westbury Reviews

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Old West has amazing professors who challenge and prepare you for your career! I transferred to Old Westbury from a local community school and was surprised how diverse the school was. The campus is small which is great because in the winter you don't want to travel far for classes or food. Certain majors such as Public Health are small, which creates intimate learning settings with professors and classmates. All my professors were always available and willing to help outside their office hours and email back within 24hrs. There are multiple computer labs that are open until 12AM and private rooms in the library that are great for studying. Overall, my experience at Old Westbury was life changing! I became an A student thanks to all my professors dedication and love for teaching. Old Westbury is a small campus that focuses on its students academics and creates new exciting college experiences.
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My experience in at Old West has been great! People aren't too cliquey here in comparison to where I went before (Five Towns College). My advisor really took the time to help me in understanding my schedule for the following semesters, as well as giving me info on professors for each class I was going to be taking. While there are many quiet people, everyone is very mellow and friendly for the most part. If there was one thing I could change, it would have to be prices of the food in the cafe. Aside from that, I have nothing to complain about.
Went to SUNY College at Old Westbury open house this weekend and this college is very welcoming. Everyone greeted me with open arms, and was very polite. The open house was set up in a creative manner, with different presentations going on in classrooms based on different majors. These presentations were very helpful, for instance the business school presentation open my mind up to how it would be for me going into an accounting major. The presentation also stemmed out of just the business school, and Old Westbury in general. Amazing experience!