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  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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 $35,600.
About Framingham State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
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Framingham State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,312/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,062/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,934/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,164/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,184/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,141/ year
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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
23%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,558Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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
    19%
  • Transition to save money
    19%
  • Here because they couldn't get in elsewhere
    13%
  • Motivated
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Small
    60%
  • Framily
    27%
  • Helpful
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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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!
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Framingham State is a great place that offers an array of activities, clubs, sports, and many more opportunities for engaging with students and teachers. After my first semester, I can say that I truly feel apart of our Framily which is what we are called here at FSU. It is very diverse and everyone accepts each other for who they are. The professors are caring and helpful and truly want us to succeed, if you ask for help they will do whatever they can. FSU has an awesome disability center and great tutors. One thing I would like to see changed at FSU would be the class selections and availability.
Framingham State University was the best educational decision I have made. Framingham State has small class sizes and faculty that work very hard to help their students succeed. Framingham State is a dry and smoke-free campus, which I like. The library is open late year-round to allow students to have a quiet place to work. The only issue that I had with Framingham State, was the Career Center. I once went to the Career Center to get help with my resume and finding a job. They were very unhelpful and only provided me with sites where I MIGHT be able to find a job. I learned that Framingham State focuses mainly on Business and Teaching jobs and is not well versed in Wildlife Biology/Ecology jobs. I think that the Career Center should help every student find a job. I highly recommend Framingham State for anyone looking for a State school that will help prepare you for the "real world."