SUNY Old Westbury Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of SUNY Old Westbury

Situated on a 604-acre campus in central Long Island, SUNY College at Old Westbury is a public four-year institution with an undergraduate focus. The institution has a large selection of 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are supported by a robust 20 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process.  Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Old Westbury Panthers play in the NCAA Division III Skyline and East Coast Athletic Conferences.


  • Total Enrollment: 5,732 (5,429 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male/59% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,143 (in-state); $17,923 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,500
  • Room and Board: $11,530
  • Other Expenses: $1,960
  • Total Cost: $24,133 (in-state); $33,913 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,844
    • Loans: $6,292

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Philosophy and Religious Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 36%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

NCAA 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

Overview of SUNY Old Westbury Admissions

Admitting over three-quarters of applicants each year, Old Westbury is neither highly competitive nor universally accessible. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • SUNY Old Westbury Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/553
    • SAT Math: 470/500
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: -/-
    • ACT English: -/-
    • ACT Math: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for SUNY Old Westbury, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If SUNY Old Westbury is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for SUNY Old Westbury, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, La Salle University, Liberty University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than SUNY Old Westbury. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to SUNY Old Westbury

Application Deadline: Rolling

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