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Farmingdale State College
, formerly the State University of New York at Farmingdale
or SUNY Farmingdale
, is a college of the State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...
that is located on Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...
in East Farmingdale, New York
East Farmingdale is a hamlet and a census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP was 5,400 at the 2000 census...
, with a small section in Old Bethpage
Old Bethpage is a hamlet located on Long Island in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA. The population of the CDP was 5,523 at the 2010 census.It is served by the Old Bethpage Post Office, ZIP code 11804....
The college dates from 1912 as a school of applied agriculture, and was known as the Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute
Currently the college offers bachelor degrees and associate degrees across various fields.
According to Long Island Press, the college ranks 88th among top 200 public college's highest graduate earning power on Payscale.com.
The Daily Beast ranked Farmingdale the 5th safest campus in the nation for its 2010 listing.
At a Glance
- Named one of the best colleges in the North in US News and World Report 2011 rankings
- Ranked among top 100 public colleges in the nation in the earning power of graduates
- Quality education at a great value--$5,000 annual tuition (in-state residents)
- Offer 26 baccalaureate degrees and nine associate degrees
- Ranked second-safest campus in the U.S. in a nationwide statistical analysis
- Highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program
- Technology-Enhanced “Smart” classrooms located throughout academic buildings.
- New Campus Center opening 2012.
Student Body Profile
- Enrollment of 7,000
- 500 resident students
- 90 international students
- Average high school GPA of 87 for incoming freshmen