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Framingham State University
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  • 4 Year
  • FRAMINGHAM, MA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade D+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

100 STATE STREET
FRAMINGHAM, MA 01701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
From Framingham State University

Framingham State University, located about 20 miles from Boston, is set on a traditional New England campus and strikes a balance with its historic, picturesque buildings and modern facilities like our state-of-the-art science labs and residence halls. Framingham State offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs focused on career success. Small classes provide opportunities for students to connect with expert faculty to make the most of their academic experience. Students also participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, ranging from competitive Division 3 athletics to social organizations to academic clubs. Students also have access to plentiful on-campus housing options, internships, co-ops, jobs, and study abroad locations.

FSU students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham.

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Framingham State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,336 / 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
$6,237 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
22%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 45 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 45 responses

Majors

Home to the Sciences

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Hemenway Laboratories, offer opportunities for students to work hands-on with techniques and equipment that will help prepare them for the workplace. More lab space also means that upperclassmen can run multi-day experiments. Hemenway Labs' spacious atrium serves as a perfect spot to study, relax or work with classmates using the whiteboard walls to draw out diagrams and formulas.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    69%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,056 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
464
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
  • It is a great school with good opportunities.
    33%
  • Best bang for your buck
    21%
  • Transition to save money
    18%
  • Here because they couldn't get in elsewhere
    12%
  • Motivated
    6%
  • People love going home
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 55 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Small
    55%
  • Framily
    27%
  • Helpful
    12%
  • Cheap
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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