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Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY
Farmingdale State College (formerly SUNY College of Technology of Farmingdale) is a public college within the State University of New York system. Founded in 1912, the college provides career-oriented baccalaureate and associate degrees in technological fields and the applied sciences that support local economic development. All professional and technical programs have a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Students constantly examine the essential connections between technology and the arts and humanities. The college's 380-acre campus is located on Long Island, 25 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,235
   Women 4,059 (44.0%)
   Men 5,176 (56.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 6,169 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.20
SAT Math 495 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 478 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,824
Out-of-state: $33,674
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,860
Out-of-state: $17,710
  Room and Board $12,764
Average Percent of Need Met 60%
Average Freshman Award $7,802
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 212
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Farmingdale Population 8,239
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 11% of freshmen, 7% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Ram
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.2% Asian
9.9% Black/African-American
18.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.0% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students 1.5% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 31.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 34.0%