Framingham

Framingham State University

100 State Street, Framingham, United States
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Overview of Framingham State University (Framingham)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,126
    • Men:1,686 (40.9%)
    • Women:2,440 (59.1%)

Location

Admission Information (Framingham)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Framingham State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
1
2
History
1
2
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 State Street, PO Box 9101
City, State, Zip
Framingham, MA  01701-9101
Phone
(508) 626-4500
Fax
(508) 626-4017
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
December 15

Application Form


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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 6,039 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 3,533 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 2,506 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,187 (29%) of 4,113 admitted students enrolled
Women
666 (26%) of 2,549 admitted students enrolled
Men
521 (33%) of 1,564 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.04
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
35%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
17%
• Score 18 - 23
71%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Framingham)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,920|Out-of-state: $16,000
  • Room & Board: - $11,820 (77.60998030203545%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (6.5659881812212735%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,410 (15.82403151674327%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Framingham State University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002185
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,781
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Framingham)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


198

Part-Time Faculty


132

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
184,649

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Framingham State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors (Framingham)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Knowledge Management
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Family and consumer sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education

Campus Life (Framingham)

Location & Geography

Population


68,318

Nearest Metropolitan Area


77 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Boston
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 of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


54%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Framingham State University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,558

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,126
Women
2,440
Men
1,686

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 11.2% Black/African-American
  • 13.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.0% White
  • 2.6% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 15 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,565

Student Resources (Framingham)

Study resources