About Us

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SUNY Old Westbury is a selective public liberal arts college where students are challenged to take ownership of their futures through an environment that demands academic excellence, fosters intercultural understanding, and endeavors to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. 

A Diverse, Dynamic Student Body


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Rankings & Distinctions

SUNY Old Westbury is regularly rated for the value of its experience, quality of its programs, diversity of its campus, and more. See a selection of our rankings and other distinctions.

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Mission, Vision & Strategic Plan

Our ideals and values  guide us each day and inform our goals for the future. Learn more about some of the forward-looking initiatives we've got underway and planned for campus. 

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Our Campus

SUNY Old Westbury's 604-acre campus is located in the heart of suburban Long Island, but just 22 miles from the vibrant center of New York City. Learn more about our historic campus, modern facilities and prime location.

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Our History

The SUNY Old Westbury story extends from then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller's call in 1965 for an experimental college to today's campus where 5,000 students gather to study, work and serve.