Farmingdale State University of New York: Narrative Description

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Route 110, 2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631)420-2000; 877-4-FARMINGDALE
Admissions: (631)420-2457
Fax: (631)420-2633
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1912. Setting: 380-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $807,206. Research spending 2003-04: $306,344. Educational spending 2003-04: $5987 per student. Total enrollment: 6,250. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,749 applied, 58% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 3,789 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 2,461 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 13 other countries, 0.01% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 12% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; trade and industry; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,300 full-time, $429 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $861 full-time, $28.85 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7680. College room only: $4300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Liberal Arts Club, Campus Activities Board, Farmingdale Student Government, student radio station, Rambler Newspaper. Major annual events: Farewell to Farmingdale, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Greenley Hall with 125,000 books, 89,135 microform titles, 800 serials, 1,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $880,032. 950 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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