SUNY College at Old Westbury


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


With a wooded 604-acre campus centrally located on Long Island, the nation's 16th largest population center, Old Westbury offers the best of both worlds - a quiet atmosphere dedicated to learning yet just 20 miles from the heart of New York City. 3,300 students from across the United States and more than 20 foreign countries; among the most culturally diverse student populations in the Northeast. More than 17,000 alumni can be found around the world.

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Total Students: 3505
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Faculty: 134

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

223 Store Hill Rd
Old Westbury New York 11568


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Main Phone: 516-876-3000

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Admissions Contact:
Sarah Taiclet
Assistant Director, Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
To apply as a transfer student you will need a grade point average of at least 2.0. Academic programs such as those with the School of Business and Teacher Education Department require a higher GPA*.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit will not be awarded for courses in which a grade of D+ or below was earned, except if the courses are part of an AA, AS or AAS degree.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 72 transfer credits will be awarded. You must take a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses in the major at the 3000, 4000 or 5000-level. Specific majors may require more than the minimum 24 credits.

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A copy of the candidate's SAT/ACT scores must be forwarded to the College for admission consideration.

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Essay(s) required:
Two essay questions are required and can be found on the Supplemental Application.

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Other Requirements:
Applicants with over 24 credits that have not earned an Associate degree must also submit proof of high school graduation (final high school transcript with actual date of graduation or a copy of a high school diploma).

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More than half of Old Westbury students and their families receive financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and student employment.

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