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Colleges / State University of New York College at Old Westbury

State University of New York College at Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About SUNY Old Westbury

State University of New York College at Old Westbury Overview

State University of New York College at Old Westbury is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Old Westbury, New York. SUNY Old Westbury was founded in 1965 and enrolls 4,659 undergrads and no graduate students. SUNY Old Westbury provides on-campus housing for up to 1,000 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 65% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at SUNY Old Westbury

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of SUNY Old Westbury's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? SUNY Old Westbury students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? SUNY Old Westbury has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? SUNY Old Westbury has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at SUNY Old Westbury on the Student Life page.

2022 SUNY Old Westbury Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 92%
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980
Percent of Need Met 60%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,195

Is SUNY Old Westbury a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better look at what SUNY Old Westbury offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

SUNY Old Westbury Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into SUNY Old Westbury. The university admitted 69% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,545 students applied to SUNY Old Westbury and 2,432 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Old Westbury

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 81% of students who start at SUNY Old Westbury return the next year. 43% of SUNY Old Westbury undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for SUNY Old Westbury Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 0% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with SUNY Old Westbury directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Old Westbury

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

SUNY Old Westbury meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend SUNY Old Westbury full-time are awarded $11,195 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Old Westbury.

Based on this information, does SUNY Old Westbury seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SUNY Old Westbury a good school for you?

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Where is SUNY Old Westbury?

SUNY Old Westbury is located in the suburban setting of Old Westbury, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you would like to see SUNY Old Westbury for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Long Island Expressway to Old Westbury, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SUNY Old Westbury and Old Westbury are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 210 Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210

Campus Setting: Suburban

SUNY Old Westbury Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Old Westbury is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Old Westbury is Dec 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wondering what life at SUNY Old Westbury is like? There are approximately 4,659 students enrolled at SUNY Old Westbury. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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