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Framingham State University

  • Framingham, MA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 64%36%
    student ratio
  • 4,584
    total students
  • $970 | $7,050
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 15
    fall application deadline
  • 55%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 514
    sat math
  • 507
    sat reading
  • 501
    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Overview

An Affordable Public School Offering Personalized Undergraduate Education

Framingham State University (FSU) is a public university committed to offering high-quality, affordable undergraduate education through small, personalized classes. Located on a traditional New England campus in Framingham, Massachusetts, FSU is just 20 miles away from Boston. Students can enjoy the beautiful 50-acre campus while taking advantage of its proximity to a big city -- completing internships, holding part-time jobs, or attending concerts, visiting museums, or taking advantage of the varied cultural events in Boston.

Framingham State University offers strong support for freshmen transitioning into university, as well as an honors program for exceptional students. FSU also encourages undergraduates to take advantage of its internship programs.

A Wide Variety of Majors and Minors

FSU offers a wide array of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree program. Students at Framingham State University major in traditional liberal arts subjects such as art, biology, chemistry, history, environmental sciences, mathematics, computer science, music, communication arts, criminology, political science, psychology, sociology, geography, physics, English, economics, and modern languages. They can also major in nursing, food and nutrition, food science, education, fashion design, and retailing.

Within each major, students can often choose from a range of concentrations. In addition, FSU offers an abundance of minors in subjects ranging from gender studies to art history to museum studies to neuroscience.

Dedicated and Accomplished Faculty

Framingham State University faculty members are not only dedicated teachers, but also active and accomplished experts in their fields.

Professor Barbara Milot in the art department, for example, exhibits her work at Towne Gallery, Burnette Gallery, Bromfield Gallery, and other art centers. Her work combines digital photographs with hand drawn marks of landscape, space, and natural forms. Professor Apostolidis teaches courses in biochemistry and food science while researching the determination of in vitro biochemical mechanism of action of seaweed, plant, and fish by-products designed to remediate type 2 diabetics and hypertension.

Teacher Licensure Programs

FSU offers teacher licensure programs for undergraduates who wish to teach in grades K-12. Students may choose to major in early childhood (for PreK-2) or elementary education (for grades 1 -- 6). Students who plan to teach secondary school may select a secondary education minor in the discipline. FSU offers licensure grade level options in history (5-8 or 8-12), Earth science (5-8), biology (5-8 or 8-12), chemistry (8-12), English (5-8 or 8-12), French (5-12), Spanish (5-12), health/family and consumer sciences, mathematics (5-8 or 8-12), and visual art (PreK-8 or 5-12).

Fashion Design and Retailing

Framingham State University is well-positioned to offer students an education that gives them a strong entry into fashion design and retail careers. FSU partners with businesses and industries in the area to offer internships to undergraduates with companies such as Bloomingdales, the Boston Ballet, L.L.Bean, The Limited, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, New Balance, Nordstrom, Reebok International Ltd., Rockport, Rugby-Ralph Lauren, Stride Rite, T.J. Maxx, and Victoria's Secret. FSU offers professional curriculum, dynamic merchandising and design opportunities, and state-of-the-art computer technology, as well as its Costume and Textile Resource Center, all of which have prepared many alumni for successful careers in the industry.

Pre-Engineering Program

Framingham State University partners with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth to offer its Pre-Engineering Program (UPEN). Through UPEN, students can spend 2 years at FSU and then transfer to a University of Massachusetts institution to complete an engineering degree.

Pre-Medical Studies and Health Professions Program

Framingham State University offers an RN to B.S. in Nursing degree program which is accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students can also pursue a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree program with an internship for students who wish to become registered dietitians.

Students interested in veterinary, dental, pharmacy, medicine, and physician assistant programs meet regularly with advisers. The adviser helps them select appropriate courses and find opportunities to shadow, demonstrate leadership, and volunteer in the community, so that students meet prerequisites for the professional programs needed to enter the careers of their choice.

Business Careers

Students interested in business careers can choose from 3 undergraduate majors: economics, business administration, and business and technology.

FSU Athletics

FSU undergraduates can take part in or enjoy viewing a wide variety of men's and women's athletic events. Men's sports at FSU include baseball, cross country, football, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer. Women's sports include cross country, field hockey, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

FSU Research and Teaching Centers and Institutes

Several centers and institutes at Framingham State University support student education and research. These include the MetroWest Economic Research Center, the John C. Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition, the McAuliffe/Challenger Learning Center, the Center for Global Education, the MetroWest STEM Pipeline Center, the Center for Social Research, the NASA Educator Resource Center, and the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship, and Service.


Location & Contact

100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
USA

Ms.Shayna Eddy

Associate Dean of Admissions

Phone: 508-626-4500
Fax: 508-626-4017
Email: admissions@framingham.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Food Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Knowledge Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Communications Technologies and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

55% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,400
    • Accepted3,020
    • Acceptance Rate55%
    • Enrolled4,584
    • Female Applicants3,414
    • Females Accepted2,066
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants1,986
    • Males Accepted954
    • Male Acceptance Rate48%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      Minimum of 16 college preparatory courses in specified areas
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.21
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 507 460 550
    • SAT Math 514 470 550
    • SAT Writing 501 450 550
    • ACT Composite 22 19 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$970
    • Out-of-state tuition *$7,050
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$7,110.00
    • Room and board *$9,540.00
    • Room only *$6,380.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,584
    • Male Student Percentage36%
    • Female Student Percentage64%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.66%
    • Black or African American7.33%
    • White or Caucasian75.02%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.17%
    • Asian2.18%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races2.81%
    • Unknown3.49%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 52%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Dance Club, Student Union Activities Board, Gatepost (student newspaper), Student Government Association, Hilltop Players (theater group)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty318
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 3,855 students to 247 faculty


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