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 providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving 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 an extensive 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 picture. 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 keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: 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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This college is just alright. The police are way too strict with parking tickets and appealing it pointless because you'll have to pay anyway. Some professors are really good and others are useless. I've met with several academic advisors in my major and they've all pointed me in the wrong direction, so frustrating! The tutors in the library aren't helpful at all, they barely know the subjects. Food in the cafeteria is the same every day and not even that good for a high price. Not enough events going on on campus. Not as fun as the last school I was at. Kind of disappointed in the school, I transferred here because I thought it would be a lot better. I find it hard to make friends here, very cliquey. Can't wait to graduate and get away.

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Overall Rating:

Some teachers are great here. But the students are useless. They are never willing to help you if you don't understand. Dont rely on anyone in this school. People are selfish here.

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the WORST college on the island for sure, professors are not experienced and could care less about the students and their success. very happy to be transferring after one short semester!

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This is worst school ever. You are better off going to community college than this state college. The financial aid office are liars, and do not help you. I came all the way from Charlotte, NC and had to stay at a friends house nearby for over 2/3 months till they fixed my financial aid. While I was there in person to fix my financial aid, each time I went into the office they told me something else I needed that I didn’t need before. Before I came down they said I had everything I needed and my balance was zero, meaning I go all my financial aid to be covered. After I came down I had to go to nyc to get my immune papers and all other paper work needed to be done. if I was told I needed to get all these things done I would of just contacted them by mail before I left The state. So here’s the worst part of all... right before the deadline of signing up for the following semister I got expelled for FINDING an iPod in the women’s bathroom. (Yes, I was young & carless) Not suspended but expelled. The police on campus threaten that if I did not return the iPod they was going to arrest me and send me to jail, so of corse I gave it to them. They also searched my bag and pockets without a warrant. Due to the fact i took something that was not mine, instead of suspending me I got expelled and I had to immediately withdraw from my classes the following semester. After I left school about 3/4 months later I received a bill from Suny Farmingdale for $1800 for the following semester that I did not attend and that I withdrew from. I called the school to find out more and they said I needed to show proof of this paper in order to discharge the fees. As typical as most people I would think, I did not save a piece of paper that said withdrawal from class. In 2017, 3 years later I received a SUMMINGS to appear in court or pay $2400 for the spring semester that I withdrew from that I did not attend. These fees included of fee intercollegiate athletic, administrative fee, room rent, health service, student activity, and technology fee plus daily interest. This debt collection never called me, never attempted to send me a collection to my new address, nothing. I called to hire an attorney but they Said it would cost more money to have someone to represent me on my behalf for a small amount, and having them to go upstate NY rather than for me to pay the fee, plus not being able to show this piece of paper. I even called FASFA (financial aid) and they don’t even have any fees taking out or any additional funds that was taking out after my first semester or any balance remaning. I also called Suny Farmingdale Financial aid to provide me any information and said they could not because my account was turned over into collections. If I did not pay this amount in certain amount of time, I would have a judgment on my name. I paid the full balance off, and they send me another bill to pay for the delivery of the Summings notice. (That I did not pay because that was not included in my invoice and the person who delivered the mail was not an attorney, an officer, or sheriff.) This school was the worst experience I’ve EVERRR had in my whole life. To top it off the teachers are the worst and the cafeteria serves the same food every week, and they close very early I think 6/7 pm ! I believe %90 of kids here starved several nights or begged someone to feed them if they had class and couldn’t make it to the cafeteria before it closed.

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Overall Rating:

Their police force routinely enforces traffic law on Melville Rd outside campus boundaries and blocking the only lane of traffic in the process instead of using a side street for the stop. Enforce the law but do it safely. Forcing eastbound traffic into westbound lanes to go around you is counterproductive.

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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

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