Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

Framingham State, a public college, was founded in 1839 as the first public Normal school in the country. Its 72-acre campus is located in Framingham, 20 miles west of Boston.

Website: www.framingham.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,937
Undergraduate
Students
(57.9%) 2,278 Women
(42.1%) 1,659 Men
1,628
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 5,706 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.01
SAT Math
480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
480-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,155
Out-of-state: $28,235
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,335
Out-of-state: $16,415
Room and Board
$11,820
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$9,900
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,781
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
200
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Framingham Population
68,318
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Ram
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
12.2% Black/African-American
16.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.6% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
0.4% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 State Street, PO Box 9101
City, State, Zip
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Phone
(508) 626-4500
Fax
(508) 626-4017
E-mail
admissions@framingham.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum of 16 college preparatory courses in specified areas required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 5,706 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 3,377 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 2,329 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,187 (28%) of 4,182 admitted students enrolled
Women
654 (25%) of 2,606 admitted students enrolled
Men
483 (31%) of 1,576 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
83% of 1,519 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.01
3.75 and Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
35%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
22%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
21%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,155
Out-of-state: $28,235
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,335
Out-of-state: $16,415
Room and Board
$11,820
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002185
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
634 (85.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
524 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
524 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
142 (27.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$9,900
Need-Based Gift
Received by 448 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,650
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 442 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,850
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 66 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
41 (5.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,200

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,498 (68.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,971 (78.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,971 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
682 (34.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$9,800
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,598 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,600
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,590 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 85 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
218 (5.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,100

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,781
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Commercial Photography
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Family and consumer sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
200
Part-Time Faculty
127
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 74% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
185,049
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
216
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Human Resources, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Framingham Population
68,318
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
77 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Framingham
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Framingham

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
53%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Ram
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, dance club, student union activities board, gatepost (student newspaper), student government association, hilltop players (theater group)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,937
Women
2,278 (57.9%)
Men
1,659 (42.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,421
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
12.2% Black/African-American
16.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.6% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students.
0.4% from 12 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,628

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Average Starting Salary
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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