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College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY
The College at Old Westbury, founded in 1965, is a public college and part of the State University of New York system. Its 605-acre campus is located in Old Westbury, 17 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,242
   Women 2,510 (59.2%)
   Men 1,732 (40.8%)
Graduate Students 219
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 3,545 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.10
SAT Math 440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,023
Out-of-state: $33,873
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,683
Out-of-state: $17,533
  Room and Board $11,130
Average Percent of Need Met 63%
Average Freshman Award $11,195
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 166
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 26% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Old Westbury Population 4,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 42% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Petey the Crowd Pleaser
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.4% Asian
27.5% Black/African-American
24.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
31.3% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students 0.1% from 11 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 22.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported