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Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College Overview

Farmingdale State College is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Farmingdale, New York. Farmingdale State College was founded in 1912 and now enrolls around 9,348 students a year, which includes 9,284 undergrads. Farmingdale State College provides on-campus housing for up to 650 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! May 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by November 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Farmingdale State College!

Interested in music or performing? At Farmingdale State College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Farmingdale State College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Farmingdale State College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Farmingdale State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Farmingdale State College on the Student Life page.

2022 Farmingdale State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30%
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980
Percent of Need Met 57.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,213

Is Farmingdale State College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Farmingdale State College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 73% of applicants get into Farmingdale State College each year. Last year, 6,995 students applied to Farmingdale State College and 5,072 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Farmingdale State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 80% of students who start at Farmingdale State College return for their second year of college. Around 52% of students who started at Farmingdale State College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Farmingdale State College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Farmingdale State College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 60% of graduates from Farmingdale State College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Farmingdale State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Farmingdale State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Farmingdale State College's endowment was valued at $4.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,932 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Farmingdale State College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Farmingdale State College meets 57.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Farmingdale State College full-time are awarded $8,213 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,723 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Farmingdale State College.

Based on this information, how does Farmingdale State College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Farmingdale State College a good school for you?

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Where is Farmingdale State College Located?

Farmingdale State College is located in the suburban setting of Farmingdale, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you would like to see Farmingdale State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Long Island Expressway to Farmingdale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Long Island MacArthur.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Farmingdale State College and Farmingdale are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2350 Broadhollow Road Farmingdale, NY 11735

Campus Setting: Suburban

Farmingdale State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Farmingdale State College is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Farmingdale State College is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Farmingdale State College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Farmingdale State College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Farmingdale State College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Farmingdale State College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

Farmingdale State College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Farmingdale State College is like? There are approximately 9,348 students enrolled at Farmingdale State College, including 9,284 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time.


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