SUNY Old Westbury Listed Among Best Colleges by Money Magazine

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The State University of New York at Old Westbury earned a strong 4.5-star rating (out of five) to be included on Money’s 2024 list of Best Colleges.

According to Money, “Money’s analysis showcases the country’s top 745 colleges based on graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid, alumni salaries and more.”  The 745 selected schools are culled from a starting list of more than 2,400 institutions made up of four-year public and private nonprofit colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

The rankings are based on 25 factors in three categories:  quality of education, affordability, and outcomes focused on earnings ten years after college entry.  

“The university is regularly recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion…and the school scores in the top 2% of all colleges on think tank Third Way’s economic mobility index,” Money’s editors said of SUNY Old Westbury. “On the outskirts of New York City, SUNY Old Westbury offers students the best of both worlds. They can attend classes on a 600-acre, tree-lined campus on Long Island, then hop on a roughly 45-minute train ride to Manhattan, for easy access to a world of cultural attractions and internship opportunities.”

This marks the 10th year Money has published its Best Colleges ratings. The full methodology can be found on

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