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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Framingham State is a public university located in Framingham, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,421 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Framingham State acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Sociology. Graduating 56% of students, Framingham State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

Framingham State University Rankings

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FSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1130
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,038/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,020/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
21%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,421Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
516
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • It is a great school with good opportunities.
    32%
  • Best bang for your buck
    23%
  • Transition to save money
    19%
  • Here because they couldn't get in elsewhere
    13%
  • Motivated
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • People love going home
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Small
    56%
  • Framily
    28%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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Framingham State University was the best choice i could have ever made! I remembering touring the campus and immediately feeling like this was the right fit for me. The resources and tools to succeed are numerous, i’m so grateful for all the support that i have gotten from my professors and the university itself. Definitely consider it
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If you plan to major in psychology, this place will not challenge you or give you decent professors. You will often get the kind of professors who read directly from the textbook chapter you were assigned to read for homework after the previous class. However, the biology, nutrition, and creative arts courses I took were fairly fulfilling and taught by competent, engaging professors. In terms of its psychology program, this university does not challenge you or prepare you for any kind of graduate school or doctoral program. That being said, based on the courses I've taken in Biology and Nutrition, and from friends who have majored in these fields at Framingham State, the Biology and Nutrition departments deliver a fairly solid education for the the reasonable price the school charges per course.
Framingham State was not my top choice of colleges, but there is no where else I would rather be. As a political science major, I know most of my professors who are very encouraging. We have a beautiful green campus where classes are near each other. You can see a very diverse group of students which is comforting following the racist events that happened here. As for the administration, I feel they could have done a bit more to punish those who carried out the racist attacks but the staff has tried their best to offer and understand the students struggles. One thing that this school does lack is a diversity in food. It seems like we have chicken almost every day, but the vegan and vegetarian options are good. Overall I really do like this school and I am beyond happy I ended up here because the opportunities it had given me like internships, international group projects and study abroad opportunities that are all helping me work towards my career goal.