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FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY - [FSU], FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

Framingham, MassachusettsLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1839Established Year
  5691Enrollment

Framingham State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Framingham State University is a Public University located in Framingham, Massachusetts. The University was founded back in 1839 and was the nation’s first Public Normal School. The University emphasizes on its motto, “Live to the truth” and provides world-class facilities with the students along with high-class, affordable education to the potential, qualified and hardworking students out there. The University also creates an atmosphere for students’ engagement, Involvement, and academic excellence.

Along with 60 undergraduate and graduate programs, FSU offers Continuing Education which lets their students mix both online and evening courses in the quest of an undergraduate degree or certificate.

Rankings

  • 104th in Regional Universities North by U.S News and World Report, Best College Ranking[3] 2020.
  • Top 600 among U.S Universities by Times Higher Education Ranking[4] 2020.
  • 42nd in Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts by Niche Best College Ranking[5] 2020.
  • 15th in Best Colleges in Massachusetts by CollegeChoice.net Ranking 2017.

Quick Facts

  • Opened as ‘The Normal School in Lexington’, this school was upgraded to university status in 2010.
  • Its efforts to “Go Green” have resulted in being on the Princeton Review list of Green Colleges every year since 2010.
  • FSU is one of the 400 proud members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
  • Originally an all-women's school, Framingham State now boasts a co-educational student body with more than 35 percent male.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
Mode of ProgramsFull Time; Part-Time; Online
Most Popular MajorsBusiness, Psychology, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Admission Acceptance Rate (Fall 2018)68%
Student-Faculty Ratio14:1
Academic CalendarSemester
Average Annual Tuition Fees27510 USD
Annual Endowment (2018)41.8 million USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@framingham.edu;
01701-9101

Campus

  • Framingham State University boasts of a 78-acres residential campus in the suburban town of Framingham.
  • A blend of picturesque historical buildings and modern facilities such as Art Science lab.
  • The University boasts of a strength of 6,499 students’ and features 14 Variety of sports.
  • More than 60+ organizations and clubs such as Commuter services, Students-run media, African Students Association, American Sign Language Club, etc.

Residence

  • Framingham State University offers On-campus housing facility to the students with a variety of 7 residential halls and Single Premium, Double/twin sharing and suites options available to the students.
  • The university can accommodate almost 1500 students through seven residence halls.
  • All the rooms are fully furnished with Beds, Wardrobe, Dresser, Desk, and Chair. Along with Computer service, Laundry services, Micro-fridge, T.V and Common spaces including lounges on every floor of the Residential Halls.
  • On-campus residence hall room rates range from 8440USD to 10440 USD per year.

Programs

  • Framingham State University offers Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education and Online learning programs to the students.
  • The University is also a hub of 5 Colleges namely;
    • College of Arts and Humanities
    • College of Social and Behavioural Science
    • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • College of Education
    • College of Business
  • The University also offers a variety of 39 Majors to the students to choose from, the University also offers an Honors Program to qualified students.
  • Some of the popular courses at Framingham State University are Business & Related Management Services, Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Communication Technologies

Application Process

Prospective students must ensure to submit the following documents along with their application when applying for admission at Framingham State University:

Admission Portal:

  • UG – Framingham State University Application
  • PG – Framingham State University Graduate Application

Application Fee – 50 USD (Non-refundable)

English Proficiency Standardized Test Scores: TOEFL: 500 & above; IELTS: 6.5 & above

  • Official High School/Senior Secondary transcripts or National Exams Scores.
  • Official Course-by-course Evaluation of official High School/Senior Secondary transcripts done by the Centre for Educational Documentation or World Education Services.
  • Official English proficiency Exam Results scores

However, it must be noted that the Non-refundable application fee of 50 USD will be waived if applied before 1st July.

Cost of Attendance

The estimated average cost of attendance for one year study at Framingham State University is given below:

ExpensesIn-SateOut-Sate
Tuition Fees11,100 USD17,180 USD
Books1,200 USD1,200 USD
Room and Board12,210 USD12,210 USD
Other Expenses Budget3,580 USD3,580 USD
Total Cost of Attendance28,090 USD34,170 USD

Scholarships and Financial Aid for International Students

  • Framingham State University offers various Merit-based Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and financial aid to the hardworking and potential students.
  • About 87% of students at Framingham State University receive some kind of financial aid. However, FSU scholarships and Foundation scholarships are awarded on a merit basis/need basis of the students.
  • The FSU Scholarships require an applicant with a FAFSA document, hence international students aspiring to study at Framingham State University are not eligible for federal and state financial aid programs. There are, however, a good number of privately-funded scholarship programs for international students.

We understand that applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their strenuous application filing process. Here’s a brief list of scholarships for your study abroad dream!

ScholarshipAwarded to
American University Emerging global leader ScholarshipInternational students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an American University.
ICSP Scholarship at the University of OregonInternational students demonstrating financial need and academic merit.
Clark Global Scholarship ProgramInternational students pursuing a bachelor’s degree and demonstrating financial need.
United World Colleges International Youth Scholarships.International students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the USA.
Civil Society Leadership AwardStudents pursuing a masters’ degree in the USA demonstrating academic excellence.

There are specific financial aid programs and Scholarships for Indian students in the US exhibiting academic excellence:

Alumni Network

  • Certain benefits such as Career Services, Library access, Warren Conference and Inn, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and the center of lifelong learners are enjoyed by the Alumni of Framingham State University.
  • Some of the notable alumni of Framingham State University are:
  • Nicole Theriault, aka Nikki, a Thai of French descent singer.
  • Jaune Quick–to–See Smith, a self-described cultural arts worker, Native American visual artist, and curator.
  • Deborah D. Blumer, a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from Framingham.
  • Paul J. LeBlanc, the fifth and current president of Southern New Hampshire University.
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Framingham State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population9304
FAFSA Code002185
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$16,416 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

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Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10409501130 92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing525480570-
Mathematics515470560-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221924 6%
English211823-
Mathematics211724-

Framingham State University Acceptance Rate

68.1%

Acceptance Rate

6039

Total Applicants

9304

Total Enrolled

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Female

31.4%

Male

68.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program68.1%
Total Applicants7527
Total Enrolled5126
Graduate
Graduate Programs68.1%
Total Applicants6135
Total Enrolled4178

Framingham State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Framingham State University Enrollment9304
Undergraduate Enrollment5126
Graduate Enrollment4178
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate53.0%

Attendance Cost

$16,416

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,416 / Year
Post Graduate Program$35,250 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,820 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,410 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,820 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,410 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$7,314 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$7,314 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
459925362063-

College rating

based on 2 students ratings

7.8/10

9/10academic
7/10infrastructure
7.5/10placements
9/10faculty
7.5/10extracurricular
6.5/10accommodation

Reviews

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Caitlin, USA Elementary education
Framingham State University
Current student , Batch : 2020
7
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

FSU REVIEWS

I opted for this particular college because it was fairly close to home, was lower cost compared to others I was looking at and had the best program that I could find for undergrad elementary education. I was the top 15 graduating class of my high school so I had a couple of different options To choose from but this was the best all-around.


Course Curriculum - 

I think the course curriculum is pretty good and pretty thorough for what you need to know to go into my career.

8 /10
academic
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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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placement
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Alexis searles, USA Early chuldhood education
Framingham State University
Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
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GREAT JOB FSU

The school is close to where I live as well as I enjoyed the area. The school has a great education program so I thought it would be a good fit for myself. I only attended for a year but it was a really good time there.


Course Curriculum - 

I really enjoyed how they let teachers pick how they wanted to show the curriculum. They let the teachers have the freedom to do what they want as long as they had the same basic core values. My English teacher was able to do something new every year.

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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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Book Store

Follett Higher Education Group0.09 Km
Framingham State University Bookstore0.22 Km
Shuki's Judaica Jewlery & Gift1.68 Km
Massachusetts Bay CC Bookstore2 Km
Bedrock Comics2.2 Km
Bookafe Framingham3.22 Km
Barnes & Noble3.48 Km
Savers3.65 Km
Newbury Comics4.26 Km
Amazon 4-star4.36 Km
The Hall of Comics4.7 Km
Stalk & Beans7.11 Km
Suzette Harrison Brown Book Store7.25 Km
Robjets d' art7.59 Km
Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry7.68 Km
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Shopping Mall

One Framingham Center0.38 Km
Trolley Square0.49 Km
Framingham Plaza Shopping Center0.91 Km
Hamilton Plaza West0.97 Km
Colonial Shopping Center2.4 Km
Nobscot Shopping Center3.33 Km
Framingham Mall Shopping Center3.34 Km
Shoppers World3.57 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's4.11 Km
Round-Up Shopping Center4.29 Km
Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center4.41 Km
Sunglass Hut4.46 Km
Cloverleaf Mall4.8 Km
9/27 Plaza6.41 Km
Shaw's Plaza6.44 Km
Sudbury Plaza6.81 Km
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Restaurant

Samba Steak & Sushi0.54 Km
Sichuan Gourmet2.58 Km
Aegean Restaurant2.8 Km
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers2.93 Km
BEERWORKS (No. 6 Framingham)3.06 Km
Ken's Steak House3.2 Km
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House3.42 Km
Legal Sea Foods3.47 Km
The Postern Grille3.47 Km
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant3.5 Km
Sarku Japan4.47 Km
Cajun Cafe4.5 Km
Sbarro4.52 Km
The Oregon Club4.69 Km
Metrowest Meetings4.92 Km
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches6.14 Km
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Train Station

Framingham2.85 Km
West Natick4.09 Km
Ashland5.54 Km
Natick Center7.53 Km
Southborough7.95 Km

Airport

Tomas Limousine3.74 Km
Kallander Field5.68 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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