Farmingdale State College

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Farmingdale State College can be found in Farmingdale, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About seven thousand students are enrolled at Farmingdale State College.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score between 880 to 1050 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Farmingdale State College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.18. Farmingdale State College accepts around 50 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 42 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Farmingdale State College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Farmingdale State College was reported as 52.6% in Fall 2012 with over 5,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Farmingdale State College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Farmingdale State College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Farmingdale State College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 39.8%
  • 2009-2010: 40.5%
  • 2010-2011: 41.3%
  • 2011-2012: 45.9%
  • 2012-2013: 52.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 46.5%

How Does Farmingdale State College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Farmingdale State College is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
SUNY College at Old Westbury58.0%
New York Institute of Technology74.1%
Molloy College72.7%
Adelphi University68.1%
Dowling College78.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Farmingdale State College (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 23
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