SUNY Old Westbury is on a 604-acre campus in a suburban setting in Old Westbury, New York, not far from New York City. There are many activities and organizations for SUNY Old Westbury students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
SUNY Old Westbury also has fraternities and sororities.
SUNY Old Westbury has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at SUNY Old Westbury include Alianza Latina, PRIDE, Step Tunes and Anime Magna Games Club.
The SUNY Old Westbury community comes together each year for Midnight Madness, Meet the Greeks and Step and Stroll Exhibition.
SUNY Old Westbury offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most SUNY Old Westbury students live off campus. In 2021, 19% of undergrads at SUNY Old Westbury lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 78% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SUNY Old Westbury. There are 1,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,242 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 785 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 65% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
SUNY Old Westbury offers coed housing.
At SUNY Old Westbury there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SUNY Old Westbury:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
State University of New York College at Old Westbury is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SUNY Old Westbury campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
SUNY Old Westbury offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SUNY Old Westbury, take Long Island Expressway to Old Westbury, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to LaGuardia airport.
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