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Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY 4-Year Public

About Farmingdale State College

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

Founded in 1912, Farmingdale State College currently enrolls around 10,018 students a year, including 9,948 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $2,954,839. The school spends $10,189 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Farmingdale State College

Acceptance rate: 60%

Average GPA: 3.24

Mean ACT score: 21

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: November 1

Farmingdale State College Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Farmingdale State College is moderately difficult. Around 60 percent of all applicants to Farmingdale State College are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Farmingdale State College is 3.24 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 21.

In 2021, 103 applicants were waitlisted and 47 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Farmingdale State College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Farmingdale State College, around 83 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 544 students who started at Farmingdale State College as first-time freshman, 176 graduate within four years.

Around 52 percent 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 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 76 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,531 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Farmingdale State College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Farmingdale State College a good school for YOU?

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May 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by November 1.

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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

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


19 to 24


19 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 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Farmingdale State College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Farmingdale State College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

500 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 570

Farmingdale State College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Farmingdale State College is like? There are approximately 9,996 students enrolled at Farmingdale State College, including 9,939 undergraduate students and 57 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time.


Full Time


Part Time

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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