Number of Applicants: 10,175 (6,974 Freshman, 3,201 Transfer)
Percentage of accepted students (Freshman & Transfer): 38%
Average GPA: B to B+ (4 year degree), Average SAT score: 1,020
Transfer credit policy: courses with grades of "C" or better are eligible for transfer credit
Residency requirement: must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Farmingdale in order to be awarded a degree
Minimum Transfer GPA: 2.5
Student Body Facts:
Number of students enrolled: Full time 5,895, Part time 2,064
Ethnic representation: White 55%, Black 10%, Hispanic 9%, Other 26%
Male/Female ratio: 56% male, 44% female
Number of students living on campus: 600
Faculty to student ratio: 21:1, Average class size 24
Athletic Information: 18 Varsity Sports, NCAA Division III, Skyline Conference
With a Fall 2012 enrollment of 7,959, Farmingdale is the largest of the technology colleges. Our increase in applications is the highest among the eight colleges of technology.
Full time enrollment has increased 70% in the past eight years. Since 2000, applications have increased 79%
The College has been ranked as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the North by the U.S. News & World Report.
Farmingdale is the only public college in New York State offering the Aeronautical Science/Professional Pilot Bachelor Degree with 23 meticulously maintained Piper and Cessna air-crafts.
The College has been ranked as one of the safest colleges in the U.S. by the online publication Daily Beast.
Farmingdale has top-notch athletic facilities including a brand new eight lane all-weather track surrounding a synthetic turf soccer/lacrosse field, and a baseball stadium with lights and synthetic turf. Our teams have won seven Skyline Championships in the past four years.
Seven of our programs have a 100% employment rate.
Decisions are based upon the quality of your high school's academic offerings, your grade point average, rank in class and SAT or ACT scores. Farmingdale looks for a HS GPA of B/B+. Transfer students are required to have a GPA of 2.5.
SAT or ACT scores are required for all applicants who graduated from high school after 1998. Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits with a GPA of at least 2.5 do not need to send their SAT/ACT scores. The average SAT scores for the 2012 incoming freshman was 1,020. Farmingdale State College looks for a combined Critical Reading/Math SAT score if at least 1000 and or a minimum of a 21 composite score on the ACT for admission.
The admissions criteria are the same for students whether they live in New York or elsewhere. It is natural for a state university to attract many students from within its borders, but we welcome and encourage out-of-state and international students to apply.
Yes, Farmingdale does accept AP or other college level courses. AP scores must be sent through www.collegeboard.org. Farmingdale will accept equivalent courses of "C" or better for transfer. For further questions regarding AP scores or transfer credits, please contact the Transfer Services Department at (631) 794-6139.
The recommended application deadline is January 1st for Fall semester and November 1st for Spring semester. Please note that individual curriculum's follow different deadlines (i.e. Nursing, Dental Hygiene, etc.)
When you are formally accepted into a degree or certificate program, you are known as a matriculated student. You are eligible to apply for financial aid and campus housing. Non-matriculated students are students who are attending classes at Farmingdale, but are not registered in a degree program. Please note, matriculation is required for graduation.
Each semester, prospective students and their families and friends are invited to learn about Farmingdale State. Open House is a great opportunity to tour the campus, meet current students and faculty, ask questions concerning financial aid, residence life, athletics, admissions, academic course offerings and any other areas. Please visit the Open House website to make a reservation!
Farmingdale State's Athletic Program offers student athletes a wide variety of opportunities for participation. The College is a Division III member of the NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and competes as members of the Skyline, ECAC, and CTC Conferences. The program, available for men & women, offers student-athletes a wide variety of opportunities for participation. The College is committed to the ideals of a quality intercollegiate athletic program that offer students a quality educational experience. The College supports the intercollegiate program and student-athletes within the guidelines of the State University Board of Trustees.