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Study at SUNY College At Old Westbury

The SUNY College at Old Westbury, also known as OWSU, is a public university located in Old Westbury, New York, United States. It was established in the year 1965 by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. OWSU is part of the State University of New York system. The college grants a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in diverse Course Topics. The university is organized into following schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
OWSU sponsors several men’s and women’s sports teams which are nicknamed the Panthers. It is a member of the NCAA Division III. The Panthers participate in basketball, cross country, softball, swimming and diving, and volleyball. The college s student-run newspaper is called the "The Catalyst. "

Profile of SUNY College At Old Westbury

The main campus of SUNY Old Westbury is in Old Westbury, NY (a large suburb). The school is a public school. SUNY Old Westbury offers degrees up to the Master s degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to media, business and management, computer science and engineering, and therapy and counseling.

SUNY Old Westbury Selectivity

SUNY Old Westbury does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 440 to 510. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 450 or more.


SUNY Old Westbury offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, SUNY Old Westbury had 3,565 enrolled students. The school has a larger minority student population than most schools.

Student Life

SUNY Old Westbury makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at SUNY Old Westbury belong to the Skyline Conference for major sports.

SUNY Old Westbury Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management192accounting, business management, finance, marketing, labor relations
Liberal Arts135social studies, sociology, American studies, English language and literature, Spanish language, humanities
Education and Teaching114elementary school teaching, special ed, math teaching, multilingual education, social studies teaching, Spanish teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counseling80 psychology
Media48communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering36 information science, computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement32criminology
Science12biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Art Studies 4visual and performing arts
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy and religious studies

Contact: SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY College At Old Westbury

223 Store Hill Rd

Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210

General Phone: (516) 876-3000


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