SUNY Old Westbury Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Admitting over two-thirds of applicants each year, Old Westbury is neither highly competitive nor universally accessible. Students will generally need solid grades and decent test scores to be considered for admission.To apply, prospective students will need to submit either the SUNY or the Common Application, along with SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, a personal statement, and a letter of recommendation. For more information about applying, including further requirements and deadlines, be sure to visit Old Westbury's website, or get in touch with a member of the admissions team there.

Admissions Data (2016):

SUNY Old Westbury Description:

Located on a 604-acre campus in central Long Island, SUNY College at Old Westbury is a public four-year college with primarily an undergraduate focus. The college is about 20 minutes from New York City. Students can choose from 45 majors in the liberal arts or professional fields. Business, psychology and education are the most popular fields of study. The college has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students can choose from over 50 organizations include the college's fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the Old Westbury Panthers compete in the NCAA Division III Skyline and East Coast Athletic Conferences.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,463 (4,244 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,683 (in-state); $17,533 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,500
  • Room and Board: $11,020
  • Other Expenses: $1,960
  • Total Cost: $23,163 (in-state); $33,013 (out-of-state)

SUNY Old Westbury Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,525
    • Loans: $5,339

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Elementary Education, Marketing, Psychology, Social Sciences

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track and Field

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Old Westbury and the Common Application

SUNY Old Westbury uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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