Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale

Farmingdale, NY

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Farmingdale State College offers 141-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 47%. The most popular test is SAT - 95% of students submitted it in comparison to 30% of students who submitted ACT. 54.6% are women, and 45.4% are men. 2% percents of international students. Farmingdale State College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Farmingdale State College is 9516$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11833 and $22873 per year. 45% of full-time Farmingdale State College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $46,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Farmingdale State College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Farmingdale State College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$2,600
$30,001 - $48,000$6,188
$48,001 - $75,000$10,684
$75,001 - $110,000$13,480

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7660

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3978 of Farmingdale State College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Farmingdale State College number 96 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Farmingdale State College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Farmingdale State College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Farmingdale State College graduation rate is below the national average.

45% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Farmingdale State College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Farmingdale State College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Farmingdale State College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 24%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Farmingdale State College full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 30%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Farmingdale State College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
910 - 1080

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 530
Math: 460 - 550
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Farmingdale State College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Farmingdale State College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Farmingdale State College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Farmingdale State College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2350 Broadhollow Road address in Farmingdale, New York.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Farmingdale State College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Farmingdale State College offers 141 programs in total: 92 are for Bachelor's degree, 27 - for Associate's degree, and 22 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. Farmingdale State College is one of the few institutions in New York that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


Farmingdale State College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7518 students with 225531 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Farmingdale State College

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Overall Rating:

In my opinion, Terrible school. So sorry I went here. When I went to orientation everyone was so helpful. Once you become a student, they could care less about you. My father died right before the holidays and they said they would review my Tap and Pell for a refund and the board denied it. I guess a parents death doesn't qualify. (Death is listed as one of the qualifying events) Dad has to die during the semester. School is not at all helpful. In addition, messages are never returned. If you have a time sensitive issue, especially during summer sessions, you're out of luck. They have no problems collecting your money, though. I'm so sorry for the SELECT FEW that work there, staff and professors that are gems that the school doesn't deserve. Try Old Westbury!!!!

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Don't major in (Ornamental) Horticulture, you'll likely regret it.This school does not provide mandatory internships. We barely learned anything in the horticultural program, and spent almost every lab session doing manual labor on the campus which is ILLEGAL.This school does not help connect you to real jobs. There was a book filled with menial jobs and internships outside the computer room in the horticulture building. Most positions offered were deep in Long Island. If you live in NYC, it's not feasible to drive out to Long Island every (other) day for a (part time) job / internship paying nothing with no benefits. You'd think this school would help connect students with government jobs, but this is not the case.I was unemployed in this field a year after graduating with an Associates degree in Ornamental Horticulture. I wasted my time at this school. I should have went to SUNY Cobleskill or Cornell instead.

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Overall Rating:

Do NOT waste your time going to this school for visual communications. The entire curriculum is a complete joke and waste of time. For starters, the computer lab is only open during limited hours, so if you work full time, you'll have to figure out doing homework without the use of the school's computers or printers. Second, most of the classes have very little to do with teaching you how to actually make it as a graphic designer. You would think a class called industry prep would teach you about how to start your own business, but instead the entire class was about how to make a resume and go work for someone else, which is fine for some people, but not every person going to school for graphic design wants to work for Vice or Buzzfeed. Another class, 3D design, which sounds like it would teach you about the world of 3D art, was really just an origami class. I'm not even joking, that entire class is spent learning how to make shapes out of paper. Additionally, most of the department's professors are adjunct professors, and therefore barely on the campus to offer extra help or office hours. While attending and unhappy with the school, I attempted to discuss my issues with the head of the department, Donna Proper, because I'm not really a quitter. Professor Proper pretty much made me feel stupid for being unhappy. She barely listened to what I had to say, told me there wasn't much she could even do to help, and then did zero to follow up with me. After I stopped attending Farmingdale, I took private photography lessons instead of finishing school, and within one class, I learned more than I did in a year and a half at Farmingdale. If you want to learn about running a business, running a photo studio, or running a design studio, you're better off just studying under someone who's already actively doing those things, like an apprentice. Don't waste your money on a school like this, it'll just lead to frustration and the opposite of being educated or enlightened. If I could give zero stars I would.

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FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS, do NOT waste your time nor money on visiting this school, let alone applying to it! My friend and I just came from visiting the school as a new freshman, coming all the way from Arkansas. We were supposed to meet with the Sports management department chair and other professors in that department, but they completely blew our appointment with them off. They told us to visit during the week of their spring break so we showed up and noone was there from their department, as well as they did not answer our phone calls after we arrived. I would like to reiterize that we came all the way from ARKANSAS, so this was not an easy trip to make. Even so, once we got there, the faculty and admissions that were there were very ill prepared for any questions we had (even though tours appeared to be going on that day). Granted there was one faculty member which was gracious enough to attempt to answer some questions but the info that was given to us was what we already had from the website, which we found was extremely outdated. To top it all off, the admissions office secretary, Lora, was extremely rude and spoke to both of us like we were dumb, from coming from the south. We even told her that we were veterans of the armed services so we weren't coming right out of high school, but she continued to be snippy at us the entire time, cutting us off while speaking and ruining the entire campus visit. As a veteran, I've never been treated so rudely, talking to us extra slow like we couldn't understand what she was saying. This school made up our minds about them for us. Thank you and Hello other universities.

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Overall Rating:

I'm from upstate New York, I've come down to fcs for schooling. The dorm rooms are okay, the bathrooms and shower facilities could be updated. Walls could probably use a fresh coat of paint. I know orchard hall is nicer than the other halls. Schooling wise the professors are very nice, willing to give you a little extra help when needed. Classes don't give too much homework. I enjoy it's location being an hour away from the city.

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Location & Website

Address: 2350 Broadhollow Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6314202000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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