College Junior 2013-12-04T22:20:09Z
If the weather is bad, it is a complete disaster on campus because it completely affects parking which means everyone is late for classes and walking long distances in bad weather is no fun.
College Junior 2013-12-04T22:18:11Z
it's okay pretty much covers it.
College Junior 2013-12-04T22:17:03Z
I have never seen anything in relation to a nightlife on this campus, which is very sad.
College Junior 2013-12-04T22:15:41Z
I only occasionally see the campus police and that is when they are doing rounds for the parking lots and when I need to enter the campus after hours and they are very respectable at those times.
College Junior 2013-12-04T22:09:20Z
It is constantly something that students have to check and keep up with as tuition goes up every semester and the amount of aid you are giving is less and less each year, so if you are getting a good amount of financial aid to begin with, eventually you will have to get some kind of loans to keep up with it.
College Junior 2013-12-04T22:04:38Z
I do not dorm at the school because it is too expensive to do so. I can however see the residential buildings from the classrooms so they are very close, but i do not know anything else about it.
College Junior 2013-12-04T22:01:23Z
I've been to several different places on campus for food and I have yet to be pleased with it. It is either fatty and greasy food that is a little above average in price or somewhat good and healthy style food that is a little expensive compared to getting the same things elsewhere.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:53:38Z
GPA seems to be the most important part of the eliminations process. Certain majors are much harder than others even though options are lower after graduation.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:53:38Z
The workload is a lot and at times seems ridiculous since after graduation there won't be any good options waiting for me except for more school so that I can find a good job. The professors are amazing at what they do, but the workload could be easier.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:49:03Z
If I could do it all over again, my school would be one of my options but I'm not sure if I would go there again.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:47:29Z
Guys & Girls:
students seem to care too much about their looks.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:44:21Z
I have yet to see or hear about drug use on campus, but have heard about students drinking in their dorms.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:42:25Z
Health & Safety:
There are many security measures, but sometimes it is possible to feel unsafe when walking by buildings that do not seem to be in use because there are no lights or sounds.
College Junior 2013-12-04T21:38:42Z
There is constantly new renovations going on so parking spots are usually limited. It feels as though there are not enough spots near the buildings. The only time one can find a parking spot is usually in the furthest possible distance.
College Freshman 2013-10-21T15:36:54Z
Health & Safety:
This school sucks. They lost my immunization form and is withdrawing me from my classes. Bunch of bull crap and does anyone know where the health service office is. Thanks.
College Senior 2013-09-25T14:57:56Z
After reading some the horrible comments made by some of my peers I am appalled because this is my second year here and I love it. I am half black and Irish and I don't find it hard to live on campus or to go to school here. SUNY Old Westbury may be one of the lowest funded SUNY schools in the system but there are people here that are doing great things for the students here. People of every race and color come to this school and live on campus. We have two whole residents halls that are full of international students from every country there is. Our main dining facility has just be remodeled,we have a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Nathans, and a deli as well. Our library has is having a brand new wing added on to it, our bridges have been reconstructed, we have a brand new state of the art academic building that just opened last year our health center will be moving into its new suite in the campus center this year as well. There are more than 65 clubs and organizations on campus that students can take part in. We have great teachers here a lot of them have PHD's and alot of them have won many National awards for their research that have been conducted on this campus, so we are being taught by some of the best professors in the country. The campus its self minus the construction is gorgeous a lot of scenery, running/ walking trails on this 604 acres of land. This supposed to be a dry and drug free campus but you have a few knuckle heads who mess things up for the rest of us by smoking weed and drinking on campus. This campus is big enough for a person to be antisocial and no one will know your name or your business but its also small enough if you are a very social person where everyone will know your name and all of our business. As far as housing goes I have lived on both sides of campus (The Woodlands and the Academic Village) yes the rooms in the Woodlands are bigger I didn't mind having to share the bathroom with a hallway full of other females. The WIFI is only available in the lounges but you have access to the internet in your room via data cable I purchased a $50 wifi router and plugged it into the wall and it works just fine. There are laundry facilities on each floor and one kitchen in the main lounge on the first. Now I live in the Academic Village which has existed since the school was built so its not as pretty as the Woodlands and the rooms are smaller but I like it over here because the buildings are set up like little apartments. Each suite has 3 to 4 rooms in it some are double rooms some are single rooms and each suite has a little sitting area and its own bathroom. I like it because it offers a lot more privacy than the Woodlands the only thing that I don't like about it of course is that there aren't laundry facilities in the building we have one laundry building which is set up like a laundry mat and there is no kitchens. Sometimes I go to the other side and cook in their kitchen or I just use my meal card anywhere on campus that I choose.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T19:34:56Z
Overall, I've never met anyone who is even content with their experience at Old Westbury, let alone satisfied. I would not recommend this school to many people. If you're okay with being in a bad environment to get easy grades, this is the place for you. If you care about your future and actually want to get anything out of college, keep looking and stay at least 100ft away from this black abyss at all times.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T19:32:10Z
The school is like a drug ground if you count marijuana, but all other drugs are pretty obsolete. There is little to no use of harder drugs, but being in the campus is like rolling in marijuana from the number of people surrounding you who are smoking it. It even seems like the bees are hooked on it!
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T19:30:25Z
There's more than enough computers in the school that there's always an abundance at all days and times. Printing is free unless used excessively. However, in demanding times of the semestre, the printers often shut down from the lack of printers and high amount of computers.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T19:27:51Z
The school often attempts to make multiple different ethnic foods, but fails more than 95% of the time. Many people will not eat within in the cafeteria and would rather waste money than step into that place. None of the establishments on campus are vegetarian or vegan friendly so unless you're ready to live on nothing but Nathan's fries, veggie wraps & white rice this is not the place to go. As one of the few campus vegetarians I have been asked multiple times what we eat. They then are surprised and make no changes in making any meatless meals. You have to basically survive off of snacking.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T19:10:58Z
There is some nightlife activities, however you'll need money & lots of it to partake. Being a part of the nightlife also is essential to surviving campus life or else you're just an overachiever who goes to bed early in your peers' eyes. Most activities take place in off campus clubs (some 18+ others 21+) On campus nightlife is limited as one of the few enforced rules is room parties. Also you can't drink outside. They will actually lock you outside of the dorms if you come in drunk. After 10pm, you will often be asked to walk a straight line for re-entry to the halls. However, marijuana is everywhere. It isn't enforced and most of the students are getting stoned even just in the courtyard.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T19:03:00Z
The financial aid department often loses various forms that are necessary and students not only drop out every year, but are also forced to leave because can't afford school without aid and the school deprives students of their much deserved aid on a regular basis. Do it early and hope is the only suggestion I have. Constantly check up on your status because different people will all give you a different answer and you have to push hard if you want anything done. The school does occasional book vouchers which are great if you can get your hands on them. All scholarships are given based on things like diversity so if you're part of any minority group, you have a lot of opportunities. If you're a nonreligious white person, you have few to little chances for scholarships.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T18:56:09Z
There is a lot of people of different races, but the African American population is by far the most common. The school likes to pass themselves off as perfectly diverse, but white students face a lot of repression and are often sent to the counseling services just for a sanctuary away from all of the attacks done against them.
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T18:53:15Z
There are a few options within close proximity of the school. There's nothing within walking distance, but the free shuttle will take you to the mall with a food court and a few surrounding establishments that are all within budget. There's frozen yogurt places & a food court within the Broadway Mall. Nearby within walking distance of the stop there's a McDonald's, On the Border, Chipotle, Five Guys & a few other I don't remember. There's nothing fancy, but it's more places that are affordable within a college budget. There are no places that do student discounts, but you can get Domino's, Papa John's, or chinese food delivered directly to your dorm
College Sophomore 2013-08-27T18:48:32Z
Really, Old West has the bare minimum. There's some clubs, but they mostly are about putting labels on you and shoving you into groups. They have a gay club instead of gay support. Many organizations are race or religion based. Nothing is about the unification or improvement of this dump. The decent programs that saved Old Westbury from an F is that they have really nice opportunities in media. The radio, tv, and newspaper are pretty good, but run by a totalitarian that make them all turn offs to most students who are just looking to have fun campus activities that help them to get involved.
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