Overview

Applicants
3,951
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
33%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 530
SAT Math
440 - 540
SAT Writing
420 - 520
ACT Composite
18 - 22

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
378
with Terminal Degree

203
Men
175
Women
40
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Wildlife Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Business Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Greg Garcia
Screenwriter, producer - Raising Hope; My Name is Earl; Yes, Dear; Yes Dear

Richard Arnold
Astronaut

Debra Monk
Emmy and Tony award-winning actress

Tony Zook
Exec. VP Global Operations, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Jeff Fegan
CEO, Dallas-Fort Worth Intl. Airport

Ken Oldham
President, National Philharmonic

Dennis Thomas
Former Assistant to President Reagan

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,915

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,538

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,794

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$18,225

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,441

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,464
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,652
Required Fees
$1,972
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,144
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,631
Out of State
8%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

1.23%
Asian
25.45%
African-American
3.13%
Hispanic
64.99%
Caucasian
1.07%
Unknown
1.51%
International

49% female
51% male
8% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services

Director
Leroy Pullen

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
95
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
6

10% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Bobcats)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bobcats)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability

“Learning Green, Living Green,” the mantra for Frostburg State University's Sustainability Initiative, says all you need to know about the thriving institution’s commitment to both green education and lifestyle. A charter member of the ACUPCC, this green powerhouse in Western Maryland boasts numerous academic opportunities for green-minded students. On the classwork end, Frostburg offers environmental courses and degrees in more than fifteen departments, spanning ethnobotany, recreation and parks management, sociology, and wildlife and fisheries. On the research side, Frostburg State has a new, off-grid Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF), which will be home to a wide variety of renewable energy research projects, while also serving as an instructional building for classes related to renewable energy. Aside from presenting at FSU’s annual “Focus Frostburg” day of learning on environmental sustainability and climate awareness, students who want practical sustainability-related experience also have the chance to participate in the innovative Frostburg Grows project, a greenhouse complex on a former strip mine that grows local food and native trees and teaches local growers to do the same, extending their growing seasons by up to three months. It should come as no surprise that the green movement has permeated Frostburg State’s community lifestyle, with myriad student-run clubs and societies playing a central role in everyday campus life, including the Wildlife Society and the Sierra Student Coalition. Want more proof that sustainability is more than a buzzword at Frostburg State University? The institution has been named a Tree Campus USA two years running, with a commitment to planting native trees. Frostburg is also committed to purchasing or producing at least 15 percent of its electricity consumption from renewable resources. Living and learning green, indeed.

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
24

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Patricia Gregory
Director of Admissions

Address
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Phone
301-687-4201

Email
FSUAdmissions@frostburg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lane University Center
Game Room & Loft
Cordts PE Center
Performing Arts Center
Compton Science Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Country Club Mall
Rocky Gap State Park
New Germany State Park
Allegheny Highlands Trail

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 12 noon M-F
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, local shuttle buses, airport shuttle buses, Amtrak nearby. Nearest airport: BWI

Driving Instructions to Campus
150 west of Baltimore and 150 miles northwest of Washington DC via Interstate 70 and Interstate 68 (Exit 33).

Local Accommodations
Failinger's Hotel Gunter Hampton Inn
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Key Stats

3,951
Applicants
4,631
Size
59%
Acceptance Rate
980
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists