Overview

Applicants
5,207
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.21

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 550
SAT Math
460 - 550
ACT Composite
20 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
359
with Terminal Degree
194

208
Women
151
Men
50
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
50%


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Christa McAuliffe '70
Teacher/Astronaut

Marguerite Anderson, '64
Entrepreneur, The Paper Store, Inc., and consultant

Ruth Graves Wakefield, '24
Inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith ’76
Internationally Renowned Artist

Paul LeBlanc Ph.D., '80
President, Southern New Hampshire University

Eric Jansen, '87
President and CEO, Aspen Cross Inc.

Richard Wightman ’72
Assistant Secretary of Defense

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,650

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,373

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,308

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$18,027

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,995

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$970
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$7,050
Required Fees
$7,110
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,420
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,609
Out of State
4%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

2.90%
Asian
7.89%
African-American
9.30%
Hispanic
74.15%
Caucasian
2.07%
Unknown

63% female
37% male
4% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
67
First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Rams)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Women's Sports (Rams)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability

A forward-looker in developing campus sustainability, Framingham State University (formerly Framingham State College) has implemented significant green updates through its annual Climate Action Plan (CAP). The university-wide Plan prides itself on several major achievements: the university converted its power plant supply from oil to natural gas, decreasing its carbon footprint by 30 percent, increased its renewable power supply from less than 1 percent to almost 18 percent, constructed a single-stream recycling system and fully compostable dining area to divert 30 percent of waste, and restructured its course blocks to decrease commuting days for students and faculty. The Environmental Forum is FSU’s official sustainability organization, and includes students, faculty, staff, and administration. FSU is far from finished in making sustainable updates to the campus: a whopping 75 percent of campus buildings have undergone energy-efficient retrofits or renovations in the last three years, 15 percent of buildings are LEED-certified, and campus buildings are submetered for electricity and water monitoring. Also, FSU just opened a new high-rise residence hall that obtained LEED Gold certification. Another residence hall financed through “Green Bonds” is scheduled to begin construction in Spring 2015.The school upholds a green cleaning policy, reporting 90 percent of cleaning products as Green Seal-certified, and maintains environmental performance standards for all campus materials. For students, environmental campus groups include the Green Team and an Environmental Science Club, whose key objective is to assist in implementing the CAP and promote other sustainable practices. The environmental science Interdisciplinary major includes ten departments, and the geography department also has an environmental studies concentration; Introduction to Environmental Studies is a mandatory course structured around these topics.

Green Rating
91
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

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
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
13

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

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
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Shayna Eddy
Associate Dean/Director of UG Admissions

Address
100 State Street
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Phone
508-626-4500

Email
admissions@framingham.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Residence Halls
Athletic Facility
Campus Center
Academic Buildings
Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Natick Collection
Danforth Museum
Boston
Providence, RI
Worcester

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday (Selected Saturdays)
9:00AM-5:00PM
508-626-4500

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@framingham.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle Buses LIFT Bus- Town of Framingham Airport- Logan International Airport Commuter Rail to/from Boston Amtrak Service Taxi service from Framingham train station

Local Accommodations
Sheraton, Framingham Econo Lodge, Framingham Best Western, Framingham Crowne Plaza, Natick
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Key Stats

5,207
Applicants
4,609
Size
62%
Acceptance Rate
1010
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists