Framingham State is a public university located in Framingham, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,558 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Framingham State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies. Graduating 54% of students, Framingham State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
Framingham State University Reviews
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.
FSU provides an engaging, yet quaint environment. An extremely diverse campus provides connections with people from all different backgrounds. The campus's small size limits its ability to host large events, but it still manages to fit in a surprising amount of gatherings in just one semester. The campus food really depends on the day, Sodexo can be a coin flip!