Farmingdale State College
|Farmingdale State College|
|Motto||Let each become all one is capable of being.|
|Established||1912 (as the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island)|
|President||Dr. W. Hubert Keen|
|Provost||Dr. Lucia Cepriano|
|Location||East Farmingdale, New York, United States
|Campus||Suburban, 380 acres (1.5 km2)|
|Colors||Green and White|
|Mascot||Rambo the Ram|
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:
- New York State School Of Agriculture on Long Island, 1912
- New York State School Of Applied Agriculture on Long Island, 1920
- State Institute Of Applied Agriculture, 1924
- State Institute Of Agriculture, 1939
- Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute, 1946
- SUNY Long Island Agricultural and Technical Institute at Farmingdale, 1953
- Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale, 1966
- SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, 1987
- SUNY Farmingdale, 1993
- Farmingdale State College, 2006
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
- $6,793 annual tuition and fees (in-state residents)
- Named one of the best colleges in the North in U.S. News & World Report 2013 & 2011 rankings
- Offers 26 baccalaureate degrees and nine associate degrees
- Ranked the second-safest campus in the U.S. in a nationwide statistical analysis[clarification needed]
- Highly successful National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III athletics program
- Numerous technology-enhanced "smart" classrooms
- New Campus Center opening January 2013
- New School of Business building to open in 2014
- New Children's Center to open in 2013.
- Full professors are paid $109,000.00 annually
- Associate professors are paid $78,900.00 annually
- Assistant professors are paid $68,000.00 annually
- Enrollment of more than 8,000 students (2012-2013)
- 600 resident students
- 122 international students
- Average high-school GPA of 87 for incoming freshmen
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.
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- Tau Kappa Epsilon, Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter; February 9, 2013
- Sigma Delta Tau, Delta-Lambda Chapter; February 2, 2013
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