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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Farmingdale is an above-average public college located in Melville, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,689 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Farmingdale acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Forensic Science and Technology. Graduating 50% of students, Farmingdale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,300.
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference

SUNY Farmingdale State College Rankings

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FSC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
1010-1160
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$7,970/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,057/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,689Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,227
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
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  • Outgoing
    67%
  • Boring
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
33%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.9 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.9 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Resourceful
    33%
  • Managable
    25%
  • Has my major
    17%
  • AMAZING!!!!
    8%
  • Surprising
    8%
  • Adaptable
    2%
  • Friendly staff
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%

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Farmingdale State College is a great college overall! I would definitely recommend any student to attend! I'm a bioscience major and all of the professors I've had are very nice and have their own ways of teaching which makes each class memorable in its own way. The campus is also beautiful especially in the spring and summer and is constantly being improved as it is growing in popularity. There are people of different backgrounds everywhere you go on campus and a great appreciation of culture throughout the college. For food, the campus cafeteria has different types of food made fresh daily and the food has never disappointed! There are also options for vegeterians, vegans, or anyone who has preferences in the foods they eat. Located on the campus is its own police and fire department so safety is definitely key for all the students and staff attending. As a student, I never felt unsafe on my campus.
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FSC is a great diverse college with unlimited opportunities to grow and expand. The advisement counselors really go out of their way to help you out and work through everything even if it takes multiple meetings. I got accepted into the Dental Hygiene program which was insane as I was going for nursing but with this sudden change of career, it didn't make me question myself as the head of Dental Hygiene department told me straight out what I needed to do to get into the program without having my previous prerequisites of nursing going to waste. The FSC crowd of extracurricular activities has been welcoming. They don't make you feel like an outsider or out of place. All in all, I can't wait for new experiences here at FSC.
SUNY Farmingdale State College provided me a great education that was close to home and allowed me to still work while in school. This college had small class sizes, which helped when connecting with students or professors on the campus. The professors, especially in the Psychology Department were some of the best professors I have ever had and I am not just saying that because I was a Psychology Major. The one thing I would change about this college is the parking. Especially during this past year, parking seemed to be at its worst after being there for four years. The campus police even had to direct traffic and add parking onto the grass in order to account for everyone attending class.