Farmingdale State College--SUNY

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2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

Phone: (631) 420-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#27 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Farmingdale State College--SUNY is a public institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,889, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 380 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Farmingdale State College--SUNY's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 27. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,125 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,575 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Farmingdale State College prepares students with the education, skills, and critical thinking to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As the largest of SUNY's colleges of technology (with almost 8,000 students), Farmingdale equips its students with the resources and knowledge sought by today's emerging industries.
As part of last year's 100th Anniversary celebrations, President Keen unveiled Farmingdale Forward - 10 Goals for 10 Years - in which he announced an exciting plan for the college to add 70 new professors, grow enrollment by almost 1,000 students and offer graduate degrees.
An Office of Sustainability will be created to coordinate the colleges many conferences and initiatives.
Since its beginnings in 1912, Farmingdale has been a steward of the environment, as reflected in our Sustainable Garden, part of the ornamental horticulture program. As SUNY's largest college of technology, the campus is a pioneer in renewable energy, through research at our Solar Energy Center (the first center to be accredited in the Northeast and the fourth in the nation), the establishment of the federally-funded Green Building Institute and our electric fuel powered campus fleet. That's why we say GREEN THEN. GREEN NOW.
At Farmingdale, students have abundant opportunities in experiential learning-internships, clinical training, and guided research-that provide practical instruction and personal growth. Almost 400 students participated in prestigious internships during the past year.
And with sixteen minors, students can tailor courses to meet their specific career goals and interests. For example, a student hoping to write on economic issues could major in Professional Communications and minor in economics. Or someone who planned to conduct business in South America, could be a Business Management major with a minor in Latin American Studies.
Small, personalized classes, residence halls with suite-style living, a lush 380-acre campus undergoing $185M worth of renovations, and a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program with modern facilities make Farmingdale State College one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region. Ground has been broken on a new building for the school of business and the new child care center is almost complete. The new Campus Center opened and provides a central campus location where students, faculty and staff can meet for informal conversation, food and recreation.
For the fourth consecutive year, Farmingdale students submitted successful Fulbright applications. Our students are studying in Argentina, Croatia, Canada and Italy. Opportunities to study abroad are plentiful and agreements have been signed with two colleges in China. Since 1998, 88 students have won the Chancellor's Award. Over 100 faculty and staff have received this prestigious statewide award since its inception.
$3.1 M in funding from the Department of Education has resulted in the creation of an Academic Advisement and Information Center which fits perfectly into the President's Students First initiative. In addition, faculty and staff collaborate to create learning communities which approach learning in unique and effective ways.
Noteworthy facilities include the Aviation Center, Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens, Solar Energy Center, New Media Design, Institute for Research & Technology Transfer, and Technology-Enhanced Classrooms.
Farmingdale is very involved in the community and sponsors events with MADD-LI (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Project GRAD, and Cultural Festivals. In addition, the campus received $100,000 to further a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative which seeks to diversify students enrolling in those fields.
For more information, contact Kathryn Coley at 631-420-2400 or

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1912
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $1,952,822


When applying to Farmingdale State College--SUNY, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Farmingdale State College--SUNY is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 52.7 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 52.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Farmingdale State College--SUNY is 19:1, and the school has 23.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Farmingdale State College--SUNY include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 21%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 37%
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 17%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7%
Health Professions and Related Programs 7%

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Student Life

Farmingdale State College--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,889, with a gender distribution of 58.4 percent male students and 41.6 percent female students. At this school, 8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 92 percent of students live off campus. Farmingdale State College--SUNY is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,889
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Farmingdale State College--SUNY offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Farmingdale State College--SUNY also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Farmingdale State College--SUNY, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Farmingdale State College--SUNY.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Farmingdale State College--SUNY, 53.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,990.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,125 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,575 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,860 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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