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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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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 3,701 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Framingham State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies. Graduating 55% 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
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,039/ 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
    $13,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,485/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,360/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,845/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,961/ 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
21%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,701Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • It is a great school with good opportunities.
    31%
  • Best bang for your buck
    21%
  • Transition to save money
    21%
  • Here because they couldn't get in elsewhere
    14%
  • Motivated
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • People love going home
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Small
    64%
  • Framily
    21%
  • Helpful
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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 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."
Framingham State is a great school overall. There are some minor things that could be fixed. A major problem that happen during the 2017-2018 academic was acts of racism in two dorm buildings. Students had left notes on the doors of African American/ Black students dorm rooms. Not sure if the issue was ever solved on who wrote the notes, it kind of just died down. Another thing is that some of the equipment in the gym needs an upgrade. About 5 of the treadmills did not work. Academics wise the school is great. And depending on the major it seems like majority of professors are great at their job.