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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students9,235
   Women4,059 (44.0%)
   Men5,176 (56.0%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate58% of 6,169 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.20
SAT Math495 average
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading478 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,824
Out-of-state: $33,674
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,860
Out-of-state: $17,710
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met60%
Average Freshman Award$7,802
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population8,239
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 11% of freshmen, 7% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities4% 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 Students1.5% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning81.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.16 3.25 537 583 27
Low 2.30 2.30 440 500 26
High 3.96 4.01 610 640 27
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SUNY Farmingdale was born in 1912 as the New York State School of Agriculture, designed to serve the then-rural Long Island area.

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