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.

Website: www.oldwestbury.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,242
Undergraduate
Students
(59.2%) 2,510 Women
(40.8%) 1,732 Men
219
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 3,545 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.10
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,113
Out-of-state: $33,763
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,883
Out-of-state: $17,533
Room and Board
$11,020
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$11,195
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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
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Campus Life

Old Westbury Population
4,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Petey the Crowd Pleaser
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 1 3
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 210
City, State, Zip
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
Phone
(516) 876-3073
Fax
(516) 876-3307
E-mail
enroll@oldwestbury.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 3,545 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 2,067 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,478 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
508 (21%) of 2,432 admitted students enrolled
Women
312 (22%) of 1,436 admitted students enrolled
Men
196 (20%) of 996 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.10
3.75 and Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 0%
Top quarter: 0%
Top half: 0%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,113
Out-of-state: $33,763
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,883
Out-of-state: $17,533
Room and Board
$11,020
Books and Supplies
$2,500
Other Expenses
$2,710
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 25
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 007109
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
339 (90.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
277 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
266 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
11 (4.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,195
Need-Based Gift
Received by 249 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,456
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 163 (61.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,201
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 21 (7.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4 (1.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,912

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,853 (81.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,509 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,386 (95.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
182 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$10,395
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,151 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,876
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,467 (61.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,055
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 47 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
26 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,636

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Health Fields, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$975
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, biological sciences/osteopathic medicine with New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
166
Part-Time Faculty
185
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 73% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
301,273
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
480
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Old Westbury Population
4,638
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
604 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hicksville
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Petey the Crowd Pleaser
School Colors
Forest green, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, alianza latina, pride, step tunes, anime magna games club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,242
Women
2,510 (59.2%)
Men
1,732 (40.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,632
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
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
219

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
36.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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