Old Westbury, State University College at (SUNY)

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College Profile

Thought-provoking academics and an engaging campus community are all characteristics of an Old Westbury education. Since its founding more than 40 years ago, Old Westbury has sought to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in their chosen field while also instilling in them an understanding of the changing global community in which they will live and work.

Through small classes and a tradition of interpersonal education, every student has the opportunity to learn from professors who lead both in research and practical experience. Many of Old Westbury’s full-time faculty have earned either Distinguished Professor or the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, among the highest honors within SUNY along with achieving such notable honors as Guggenheim Fellowships and Fulbright Scholars designations.

Located just 22 miles from the heart of New York City, Old Westbury lies on a secluded 604-acre campus where students can take advantage of the quiet country setting. Our students participate in more than 50 student organizations and many compete in one or more of our 12 Division III athletic teams. And, they learn as part of one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, experiencing opinions and insight both from around the corner and around the world.

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 4,336
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,173
  • Graduate enrollment: 163
  • International Student Enrollment: 49
  • Male 42%, Female 58%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 17 to 1
  • Faculty: Full-Time 134, Part-Time 6, Adjunct 145
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 27
  • Top five countries represented on campus: Greece, Haiti, China, El Salvador, India

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?

Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?

Students entering ELS.edu may be offered conditional admission for undergraduate programs if they meet the academic requirements to the College and successfully complete the ELS English 112 course.

International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?

Yes, International students are offered over-sized double occupancy rooms in one of our three- story Residential Halls.


Collaborative programs

  • Minzu University of China – China
  • Shandong University of Finance – China
  • Wuyi University – China
  • Jinan University – China
  • Gangneung-Wonju National University – S. Korea
  • State University of Management – Moscow
  • National Taiwan University of Science and Technology – Taiwan
  • University of Compostela de Santiago-Spain


First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

International students seeking to enroll as first-time undergraduates:http://www.oldwestbury.edu/admissions/

Graduate admission requirements for international students:

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition: Full-Time $13,780.00

Fees: $940.00

Room & Board: $9,700.00

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available for international students?


Student Activities and Campus Life

Information about student activities and campus life is disseminated during monthly meetings and handouts, invitations, or event calendars are frequently given to each student. Student activities are also organized by the Division of Student Affairs including the Multicultural Society and other student organizations.

Students can get involved in campus and community life with more than 60 clubs and organizations, from the student newspaper to the campus chorale, fraternities and sororities to student government. There’s something for every