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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  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
    B-
  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 3,558 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.
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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,851/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,558Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
568
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • It is a great school with good opportunities.
    30%
  • Best bang for your buck
    21%
  • Transition to save money
    18%
  • Here because they couldn't get in elsewhere
    12%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Motivated
    6%
  • Outgoing
    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
Report
  • 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
54%
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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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.
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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!