FSU

Frostburg State University

101 Braddock Rd, Frostburg, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    11
  • Previously Enrolled
    35

Overview of Frostburg State University (FSU)

About this school

Frostburg State, founded in 1898, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 260-acre campus is located in Frostburg, 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,725
    • Men:2,267 Men (48.0%)
    • Women:2,458 Women (52.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (FSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Frostburg 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:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
101 Braddock Road
City, State, Zip
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Phone
(301) 687-4201
Fax
(301) 687-7074
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
-
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

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
72% of 3,436 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,710 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,726 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,129 (45%) of 2,484 admitted students enrolled
Women
515 (41%) of 1,248 admitted students enrolled
Men
614 (50%) of 1,236 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
35%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
41%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
39%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
46%
• Score 12 - 17
33%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,914|Out-of-state: $22,262 (41.9%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,210 (43.29%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,400 (6.58%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,750 (8.23%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Frostburg State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

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 and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002072
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
741 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
568 (76.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
568 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
97 (17.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$10,469
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 452 (79.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,237
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 424 (74.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,144
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 206 (36.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
206 (25.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,498

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,480 (87.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,669 (76.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,669 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
386 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,993
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,979 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,651
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,018 (75.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,975
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 853 (32.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
853 (21.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,427

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,802
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
13.0%

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, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$674

Academics & Instruction (FSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


249

Part-Time Faculty


141

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


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
577
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


45.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors (FSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (FSU)

Location & Geography

Population


8,700

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Baltimore and Washington, DC

Campus Size


260 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Frostburg
Nearest Train Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Cumberland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


28% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


72%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bobcat
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Frostburg State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, black student association, campus activities board, residence hall association, university programming council

Sororities


10% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,849

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,725
Women
2,458
Men
2,267

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 32.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.1% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


4.4% from 41 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


671

Student Resources (FSU)

Study resources