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2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021
p. 516-420-2000

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College Rating: 3.7/5 (17 votes)

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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.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4588th for the average student loan amount.
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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.

Additional School Information

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.

Information Summary

Ranks 102nd in New York and 1009th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New York and 123rd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 2 0.03

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population32,159 (32,159 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,805 (2.93 people per house)
Median Household Income$65,596
Families8,263 (3.35 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Diverse Fields
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3602

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1208th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,870 $5,870 $15,320
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,255 $1,255 $1,255
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $638
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,185 $22,185 $31,635
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,668 $25,668 $35,118
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,475 $11,475 $20,925

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,444 $6,793 $6,444 $6,793 $15,494 $16,043
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,800 $11,790
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $12,135 $14,193
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,150(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,150(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,401 (2,901 male / 2,500 female)
Admitted 2,843 (1,680 male / 1,163 female)
Admission rate 53%
First-time Enrollment 1,190 (710 male / 480 female)
FT Enrollment 1,162 (690 male / 472 female)
PT Enrollment 28 (20 male / 8 female)
Total Enrollment8,162

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Skyline Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Skyline Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Skyline Conference

ACT Test Admission

1107th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 19%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 23

SAT Test Admission

1075th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 93%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 510
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 540
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 880 / 1050

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity600
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,260
Board Fee$4,600

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 16 177 193 106 2 982 22 1,527
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 2
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 2 4 2 10
Applied Economics 1 2 3
Applied Mathematics, General 2 3 8 13
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 5 10
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1 4 4 3 12 24
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 13 9 7 30 2 65
Business Administration and Management, General 1 21 42 29 259 4 358
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 2 1 19 22
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 3 2 3 8 17
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 4 2 3 4 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 8 4 1 57 2 72
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 3 9
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 2 9 9 8 44 3 77
Construction Management 2 1 5 6 18 33
Criminal Justice/Police Science 3 3 1 19 26
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1 1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 3 13 5 31 52
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 14 7 1 17 1 43
Forensic Science and Technology 5 5 1 28 42
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 6 7
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician 7 3 1 16 28
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 23 29 6 146 3 213
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 3 1 2 4 10
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 6 7 10 25 1 52
Ornamental Horticulture 1 1 16 1 19
Psychology, Other 2 1 1 31 36
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 37 21 6 1 70 3 139
Science, Technology and Society 14 6 2 64 88
Security and Loss Prevention Services 3 3 28 34

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 724th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $80,057 ($82,561 male / $78,029 female)
Number of FT Faculty 203 (106 male / 97 female)
Number of PT Faculty 633
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $19,684,494

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