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Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate73%

Farmingdale State College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale State College admitted 73% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,463 students applied to Farmingdale State College and 4,702 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Farmingdale State College, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Farmingdale State College for fall should hear back from Farmingdale State College by October 15.

Farmingdale State College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Farmingdale State College's admissions stats.

Farmingdale State College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

Farmingdale State College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Farmingdale State College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 5 1 October 15

Considering Applying Early to Farmingdale State College?

Farmingdale State College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Farmingdale State College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Farmingdale State College

In 2022, Farmingdale State College waitlisted 621 students and 21 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 95 eventually got in.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Farmingdale State College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Farmingdale State College

What does Farmingdale State College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Farmingdale State College for more information on admission factors.

Farmingdale State College Application Requirements

To apply to Farmingdale State College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Farmingdale State College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Farmingdale State College?

Students admitted to Farmingdale State College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Farmingdale State College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Farmingdale State College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Farmingdale State College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by November 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Farmingdale State College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Farmingdale State College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Farmingdale State College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Farmingdale State College.

Does Farmingdale State College accept transfer credits?

✅ Farmingdale State College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Farmingdale State College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Farmingdale State College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Farmingdale State College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Farmingdale State College?

✅ Farmingdale State College is not test optional.

What is Farmingdale State College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Farmingdale State College is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Farmingdale State College?

❌ Farmingdale State College does not offer early decision.

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Farmingdale State College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Farmingdale State College? Farmingdale State College is a somewhat selective institution. The Farmingdale State College acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


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Farmingdale State College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Farmingdale State College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.26. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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