The State University of New York at Old Westbury has been been ranked by Money Magazine in its 2018 “Best Colleges” issue among the colleges and universities that are the best value in America. SUNY Old Westbury ranked 354 among 727 schools across the U.S. the magazine examined for the annual list.
The USA Today and College Factual "2019 Best Colleges" rankings recognized SUNY Old Westbury among the top five percent of colleges and universities nationwide for the diversity of its student body.
In its “2018 America’s Best Colleges” rankings, U.S.News & World Report ranked SUNY Old Westbury second among Regional Universities in the North for the diversity of its student body, maintaining for an 18th consecutive year the College’s position as one of the most diverse colleges in America.
In 2019, SUNY Old Westbury was highlighted among Study.com's list of Top 50 Colleges for Racial and Cultural Diversity nationwide. Schools were rated based on several factors, including the ethnic makeup of the student body and faculty, graduation rates of ethnically diverse students, and facilities and programs offered to promote diversity.
SUNY Old Westbury has been named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for nine consecutive years by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The award is the highest federal affirmation a college or university can receive in recognition of its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
SUNY Old Westbury was named a 2017 “Best Public College in America” by Buffalo Business First, an American City Business Journal publication. The rankings analyzed 499 public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students. Old Westbury ranks in the top 25 New York institutions, and 184th overall nationwide.
BestValueSchools.com has ranked SUNY Old Westbury #100 in its new Top 100 list of the "Most Affordable Universities/Colleges in America.” To compile its 2017 list, the website reviewed nearly 600 public and private institutions that offer four-year curriculums and serve undergraduate enrollments more than 4,000 students.
SUNY Old Westbury holds the prestigious Tree Campus USA® recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. At Old Westbury, 328 acres of the College’s 604-acre campus are set aside as open space under state law and, as part of the ongoing management of its natural environment, the College last year alone planted 30 wildlife trees and shrubs native to New York.
The United Nations in 2017 approved SUNY Old Westbury as an official member of the United Nations Academic Impact, a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations to further the principles of human rights, sustainability, and peace through intellectual, socially responsible activities, programs and research.
SUNY Old Westbury in 2016 was identified among the Top 40 best values in Master of Taxation degree programs in the nation according to a ranking by the website Online-accounting-degrees.net.