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SUNY College--Old Westbury is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,230, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,324 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,374 (2011-12).
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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.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to SUNY College--Old Westbury, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at SUNY College--Old Westbury is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||44.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at SUNY College--Old Westbury is 19:1, and the school has 23.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at SUNY College--Old Westbury include: Accounting; Psychology, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Communication, General; and Criminology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20|
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SUNY College--Old Westbury has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,230, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 23.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77.0 percent of students live off campus. SUNY College--Old Westbury is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
SUNY College--Old Westbury offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. SUNY College--Old Westbury also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at SUNY College--Old Westbury, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at SUNY College--Old Westbury.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,324 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,374 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,700 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data