Farmingdale State College is located in the East Farmingdale area of Long Island, NY and is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) network. The college offers nearly 30 different areas of study and awards professional certificates, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. The financial aid office offers a full range of both merit-based and need-based aid. The school also offers distance learning and a study-abroad program.
The college offers several different intercollegiate sports and the Rams are fairly competitive in their conferences. The school also offers numerous clubs and organizations and students may also choose to participate with civic organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
the college offers 14 career certificate programs, nine associate’s degrees and 28 bachelor’s degrees via four different colleges. These colleges, which include the School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Sciences and the School of Engineering Technology, offer high-quality, hands-on educations in many of the careers that are in the highest demand in today’s global workplace.
FSC is home to several unique programs such as the Green Building Institute, which offers aid and design for Long Island buildings that eliminate or greatly reduce the negative impact that those structures have on the environment. The GBI has several goals for Long Island that include making the area central to employment, development, and research in the green building industry and assisting local government and businesses so that they benefit from using green buildings. The Institute also seeks to educate and improve the quality of living for the community via green living.
Specific areas of focus for the GBI are alternative construction, energy, building desing, storm water management, green walls and roofs, energy management and electrical engineering. Finally, the Institute tests material that claim to be low-emitting regarding industrial hygiene and air quality.
The campus offers a flight school that offers a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science and awards a professional pilot’s license.
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The admissions department accepts applications on a rolling basis but because admission is extremely competitive, it is recommended that applications be submitted no later than March 1. The college uses test scores, academic performance and other criteria to determine admission.
In order to apply, students need to complete the SUNY application, which is available online, and submit it along with the required application fee, ACT/SAT scores, and official high school and/or college transcripts. There may be other requirements for various programs, so students should work with the school in order to ensure that the application packet is complete. Typically admitted students have relatively high SAT math and English scores or minimum ACT scores as well as a high class rank.
The financial aid office both need-based and merit- based financial aid. Students may apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that’s available online starting in January and may be eligible for scholarships, grants, federally subsidized loans or work-study programs. Because many scholarships have limited award amounts, students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. In order to complete the application, information from tax forms will be required for both the student and their family.
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The athletic department offers an NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports program that competes in Skyline, ECAC and CTC conferences. The school offers several sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis. Men may also choose to play baseball and golf while women may also play softball and volleyball. The Rams’ colors are green and white.
In addition to intercollegiate sports, the school also offers club sports such as ice hockey and intramurals such as ultimate frisbee, ping pong, dodgeball, basketball and soccer. There are also several different events throughout the year such as a free-throw contest and a student/staff softball game.
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The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.
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