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Study at Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State University of New York is a coeducational, public college under the State University of New York system (SUNY). It was founded in 1912 as New York State School of Agriculture. The college offers more than 30 degree programs in diverse Course Topics. The campus is spread across an area of over 350 acres. Farmingdale enrolls more than 6,000 students per year. The college is composed of the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering Technologies
  • School of Health Sciences
Farmingdale fields more than 15 men’s and women’s sports teams. They are members of the NCAA Division III. They are nicknamed the Rams.

Profile of Farmingdale State College

The main campus of Farmingdale State College is in Farmingdale, NY (a large suburb). The school is a public school. Farmingdale State College offers degrees up to the Bachelor s degree.

Farmingdale State College Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 427 to 533. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 448 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Farmingdale State College are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, the school had 6,447 enrolled students.

Student Life

Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Skyline Conference for major sports.

Farmingdale State College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management286business and related services, business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship
Liberal Arts233liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine224registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Engineering Technician144 industrial tech, mechanical engineering tech, automotive tech, electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, computer engineering tech, industrial production tech, biomedical tech
Computer Science and Engineering94information science, data processing tech, computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement88criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Medical Support and Technology73dental hygienist, medical lab tech
Media69communication and journalism
Science41biology, physiology and pathology
Transportation33aviation operations, commercial pilot and flight crew
Landscaping and Horticulture30 ornamental horticulture
Construction Trades18 construction trades
Medicine13health professions
Mathematics11applied mathematics
Mechanics and Repair1 automobile mechanics

Contact: Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

General Phone: (516) 420-2000


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