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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,337
   Women 2,635 (60.8%)
   Men 1,702 (39.2%)
Graduate Students 1,640
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 6,204 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 493 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 491 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,886
Out-of-state: $29,966
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,340
Out-of-state: $15,420
  Room and Board $11,250
Average Percent of Need Met 60%
Average Freshman Award $10,200
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 194
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Framingham Population 68,318
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Ram
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.8% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students 0.4% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 34.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%