SUNY College--Old Westbury
PO Box 307
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: (516) 876-3073
rolling application deadline
SUNY College--Old Westbury is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,194, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 604 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY College--Old Westbury's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,897 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,307 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
Located on the historic North Shore of New York's Long Island, SUNY College at Old Westbury is a community dedicated to learning and leadership. The College at Old Westbury features a 604-acre campus of spectacular wooded and open land located just 20 miles from the center of New York City. The College at Old Westbury offers students a small college environment where each student is urged to develop his or her own individual talents, learn how that talent can be applied in society, and set the foundation for a lifetime of career, community and personal excellence. Through its broad multidisciplinary liberal arts programs, the College offers programs leading to Bachelor's of Arts, Bachelor's of Science and Bachelor's of Professional Studies degrees in such curricula as the arts, natural and behavioral sciences, business, teacher education and the humanities.
The curriculum at the College at Old Westbury is carefully designed to enable students to compete in the global economy or to pursue further studies at the finest graduate and professional schools.
Students enrolled at the College can select a course of study from the following Schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, Business and Education. The departments within the School of Arts and Sciences are: American Studies; Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Physics; English; History and Philosophy; Mathematics/Computer Information Sciences; Modern Languages; Politics, Economics and Law; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual Arts. The departments within the School of Business are: Accounting; Finance & Business Economics; and Management, Marketing, & Information Systems. The departments within the School of Education are: Childhood Education; Adolescence Education; and Exceptional Education. Graduate programs in Accounting, Taxation, Education and Mental Health (Counseling) are also available.
The strength of the College's academic offerings has attracted the interest of what has become one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Offering instruction to this multicultural body of students is an equally diverse, internationally acclaimed faculty that boasts the highest percentage of Distinguished Teaching and Service Professors in the SUNY system. Old Westbury students learn from instructors who include a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Fulbright Scholars, a Guggenheim Fellow, a CASE New York State Professor of the Year and recent recipients of awards and research grants from such prestigious organizations as the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation.
To support its commitment to academic excellence, the College at Old Westbury strives to maintain a vibrant campus community geared to the personal and social growth of its students. Currently, the College offers a wide array of cultural and extracurricular events and supportive services for its students.
At Old Westbury, the cultivation of talents, acquisition of skills, and mastery of a robust core are central. With a guiding hand from a caring faculty, students pursue their studies within an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, where each one is offered the challenge of high standards and is given the support to achieve them. It is in this environment where Old Westbury students are prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever pursuit they choose.
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1965
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $152,927
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 49%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - June 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 20:1
4-year graduation rate - 23% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Psychology, General 15% Accounting 12% Business Administration and Management, General 9% Elementary Education and Teaching 9% Communication, General 7%