Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY
location
Public
type
Small
setting
43%
57%
student ratio
8,394
total students
$6,170 | $15,820
in-state | out-of-state tuition
June 1
fall application deadline
46%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
505
sat math
484
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
21
act composite

Overview

High-Quality Learning, Low Tuition at Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College (FSC), a college of the State University of New York (SUNY), is a 4-year undergraduate public institution situated on a picturesque 380-acre campus on Long Island, in East Farmingdale, New York. Formerly the State University of New York or SUNY Farmingdale, it was founded in 1912. Today, the college's rich, distinctive history and celebrated campus traditions are an integral part of the community.

Farmingdale State College offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and a range of certificate programs, minors, workshops, and seminars.

Over 200 members of the campus community have received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence. More than 60 professors have been recognized for Excellence in Teaching and 24 staff members have been recognized for Excellence in Professional Service. More than 80 students have received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

Nationally Recognized for Academics, Value, Job Placement, Safety

Farmingdale State College is widely recognized for its low tuition, high job placement rate, and exceptional faculty and staff members. "US News and World Report" ranks Farmingdale State College as one of the Best Colleges in the North for 2014. A nationwide statistical analysis places the FSC campus among the safest in the nation. Current student population is over 8,000. Approximately 600 students reside on campus.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Overview

Farmingdale State College offers 29 baccalaureate degrees and 8 associate degrees through 4 schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Business, and School of Engineering Technology. Each program is supported by an experiential learning component (internships, research) and is designed to prepare students for careers that are in high demand in today's challenging and changing employment landscape.

School of Arts and Sciences

With 11 academic departments, the School of Arts and Sciences is the largest school within Farmingdale State College.

Bachelor's degrees are awarded in the following disciplines: Applied Math, Applied Psychology, Bioscience, Professional Communications, Science,Technology & Society. Classes in biology, chemistry, English/humanities, history, political science, mathematics, modern languages, physics, psychology, sociology and anthropology support all degree programs.. An associate degree program in Liberal Arts & Sciences is offered.

Students learn in traditional classrooms and laboratory settings with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Credit-earning internship placements in applied psychology, bioscience, professional communications, and science, technology & society provide valuable hands-on learning opportunities. Students also take part in research projects under the direction of faculty members and make presentations at seminars and workshops.

Faculty members in the School of Arts and Sciences include 6 Distinguished Teaching Professors, 2 Distinguished Service Professors, and more than 30 recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences offers bachelor's degree programs in Dental Hygiene, Medical Technology, and Nursing and associate degree programs in Dental Hygiene, and Medical Laboratory Technology. Many partnerships between the school and local health facilities offer graduates career opportunities in the health sciences fields.

In addition, the school offers highly competitive certificate programs in Health Studies. The programs prepare students in each of these areas with strong liberal arts and sciences foundations and a technology-enhanced curriculum that balances theoretical knowledge and clinical practice.

Faculty members in the School of Health Sciences include 8 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

School of Business

The School of Business offers bachelor degree programs in Applied Economics, Business, Visual Communications, Computer Systems,Global Business Management, Sport Management, and Ornamental Horticulture. Courses are integrated with technologies used by these industries to give students hands-on experiences and provide career preparation.

Associate degree programs are offered in Landscape Development and General Horticulture.

The Cisco Networking classes are offered within the School of Business. Its focus is on teaching students to design, build, and maintain small- to medium-size computer networks.

Faculty members in the School of Business include one Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities, two Excellence in Faculty Service Professors and 11 Excellence in Teaching; one Distinguished Teaching Professor and one Distinguished Service Professor.

School of Engineering Technology

The School of Engineering Technology offers the following bachelor degree programs: Architecture/Construction Management, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Aviation Administration, Aeronautical Science-Professional Pilot, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Automotive Management Technology, Facilities Management, Criminal Justice, Security Systems, Telecommunications and Software Technology. Associate degree programs are available in criminal justice, mechanical engineering technology and automotive technology.

Students in these programs receive classroom instruction and hands-on training using the latest engineering technologies and techniques. They also have opportunities to participate in research programs that focus on developing alternative energy sources. Highly motivated students in the program are prepared for immediate placement in the workforce or for post-graduate studies.

Faculty in the School of Engineering Technology have received three awards for Excellence in Teaching and one for Excellence in Faculty Service, one Distinguished Teaching Professor and four Distinguished Service Professors.

Faculty and Research

Classes at Farmingdale State College are small and students have numerous opportunities to work side-by-side with award-winning faculty members on research conducted through one of the college's 4 research centers: Institute for Research and Technology Transfer, Solar Energy Center, Applied Mathematics Center, and Social Science Research Institute.

Farmingdale State College employs almost 600 full- and part-time faculty members. Many hold the highest degrees in their fields and publish their research in scholarly journals. Numerous professors have been recognized with national awards for distinguished teaching and outstanding service.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Farmingdale State College is well known for its low tuition and considered one of the nation's best values among public colleges. Most students are eligible for financial assistance, which is available in the form of federal loans, grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and other sources. Tuition rates vary for in-state and out-of-state students. Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when they are applying for admission.


Location & Contact

2350 Broadhollow Road
NY 11735

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ornamental Horticulture
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Programming
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Architectural Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Automotive Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Telecommunications Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Security and Loss Prevention
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Applied Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Applied Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,183
    • Accepted2,418
    • Acceptance Rate46%
    • Enrolled8,394
    • Female Applicants2,357
    • Females Accepted1,004
    • Female Acceptance Rate42%
    • Male Applicants2,826
    • Males Accepted1,414
    • Male Acceptance Rate50%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.20
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen June 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen June 1st --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 30th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 484 440 520
    • SAT Math 505 460 540
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 21 19 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,170
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,820
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,313
    • Room and board *$12,190
    • Room only *$7,440
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,394
    • Male Student Percentage57%
    • Female Student Percentage43%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino16.31%
    • Black or African American9.96%
    • White or Caucasian60.39%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian7.4%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.5%
    • Two or more races1.93%
    • Unknown.36%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.96% representing 79 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students.3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 8%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Campus Activities Board, Farmingdale Student Government, Ram Nation Radio, Rambler Newspaper
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty658
    • Full-time Percentage32%
    • Part-time Percentage68%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio19:1 or 6,989 students to 359 faculty


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