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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Frostburg State is a public university located in Frostburg, Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,805 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Frostburg State acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 52% of students, Frostburg State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference

Frostburg State University Rankings

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Frostburg State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
930-1110
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$13,980/ 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
$7,510/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,805Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
834
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Diverse.
    43%
  • Average
    31%
  • There is no "typical student" here
    24%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Diverse
    43%
  • Cold
    26%
  • Advantageous
    15%
  • Great
    11%
  • Borderline
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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I see Frostburg as an opportunity with great potential. The campus isn't large, but that's okay because of the smaller classes and an increased learning advantage. I enjoyed my time meeting new people, trying new things, and receiving quality education. The lack of surrounding stores in the area sucks, but, you learn to manage. The foreign exchange program is excellent! There are many students from different countries that study here and it's great to indulge in their cultures & vice-versa. However, not many American students interact with them, so they miss out on a great experience. One thing to note out about Frostburg is that they hear complaints/issues. Instead of ignoring, they work on ways to improve the overall quality of the school. I appreciate that because no one wants to dislike their school. If there is a disruption, it is addressed, and a solution is developed. I'm excited to see the continued improvement of Frostburg, looks like they're going in the right direction.
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I truly had a fantastic experience at Frostburg State. I was a very involved undergraduate student who completely underestimated this institution from the start. While attending FSU, I was able to study and intern abroad, hold an executive position on the Student Government Association, write for the school newspaper, hold multiple part time jobs, and so much more. This school, along with its faculty and staff, gave me a wide array of wonderful opportunities. However, I could not go without noticing a sense of disconnect between the student body and the administration. I saw students become frustrated with the way in which FSU responded to certain situations and how financial strains and misplaced priorities often led to a feeling of neglect. With that being said, I also know that I was tremendously grateful to obtain an education that I truly enjoyed at FSU. I am hopeful that this university has even bigger and better things on the horizon for its next generations of Bobcats.
I took a number of classes online during the winter and summer intersessions of my first two years at FSU simply because that was my preference. Overall, I had a decent experience in these courses. While the work loads were heavy, they were manageable and timely. I never had trouble navigating any of the required online portals and my grades never suffered as a result of the courses being online. Professors were easy to reach, quick to provide feedback, and usually helpful and understanding in situations that required greater attention. I prefer learning in a normal classroom setting most of the time but had a positive enough experience in my online courses at FSU that I would recommend them to other students.