Farmingdale State College, is an American institute of higher education located on Long Island in East Farmingdale, New York, with a small section in Old Bethpage. Formerly known as the State University of New York at Farmingdale or SUNY Farmingdale, it is a college of the State University of New York. The college was chartered in 1912 as a school of applied agriculture under the name of New York State School Of Agriculture on Long Island.
It currently offers bachelor's degrees in health sciences, biology, humanities and business along with different technical fields such as various engineering degrees, aeronautical science, computer information systems and construction technology. Farmingdale State College also has several associate degrees in various disciplines.
Official names of the college through the years:
Farmingdale offers 36 academic programs that all have a strong technical approach to learning. Each program falls under the authority of one of four Schools. These are the School of Engineering Technology, the School of Business, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Arts and Sciences.
At a glance
The campus spans over 380 acres and has a total of more than 30 buildings.
Farmingdale State College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Rams are a member of the Skyline Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
In November 2009, the Long Island Press reported that the college ranked 88th among the top-200 public college's highest graduate earning power on PayScale.
As of May 12, 2012 (2012-05-12)[update], The Daily Beast ranked the college as the fifth-safest campus in the nation for its 2010 listing.
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