From its experimental beginnings in 1968, the College has matured into a regional institution of higher education that works to prepare its graduates to serve the world through their character and leadership.
SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.
The Research Foundation at SUNY Old Westbury assists interested faculty and staff members in the pursuit and management of grant and award opportunities. Our campus Research Foundation is organized into two separate offices, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Grants Management Office.
Career Planning & Development is here to help students & alumni with all aspects of the career planning process including:
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
SUNY Old Westbury and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) are committed to providing a supportive and academically challenging environment for all undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who attend the College. The College does not have a specially designed program for students with disabilities, but instead offers an array of support services and accommodations that are coordinated by the OSSD.
In support of the College’s mission and vision, the library contributes to and supports scholarship, curriculum, and learners by providing access to information resources to promote research, academic success, and lifelong learning. Information resources are broadly defined to include popular, scholarly, discursive, creative, auditory, tactile, etc., material delivered by a variety of media.
The Student Health Center pursues its mission to promote and encourage wellness to ensure students realize their optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, social and occupational well-being. The Health Center is open to all registered students of the College.
The Woodlands Residence Halls are a collection of five buildings constructed along a series of courtyards. All first-year Freshman and Transfer students are housed in Woodlands 1 and 2. Returning upper-class students are placed in the remaining Woodland Halls.
Accounting Society, African Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Psychology Club
The State University of New York at Old Westbury is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.