Framingham State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Framingham State University
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Framingham State University Admissions Overview:

Framingham State University accepted 65% of applicants in 2016. In general, students with solid grades and standardized test scores that are average or better have a good chance of getting into the school. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit standardized test scores (both the SAT and ACT are accepted), and official high school transcripts. Framingham State has its own application form, or students can use the Common Application, which can save time when applying to multiple schools. Be sure to check Framingham State's website for more information, and contact the admissions office with any questions you might have.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Framingham State University Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Framingham State University Description:

Located on a 50-acre campus 20 miles west of Boston, Framingham State University is a public liberal arts college. In 1839, Framingham State University was founded by abolitionist Horace Mann. At its founding, the University was the first public school for teacher preparation. Today, teacher education remains a popular program, but other fields such as business and psychology are also heavily enrolled. Academics are supported by a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, and the university places student success at the heart of its mission. With 60 clubs and organizations on campus, Framingham State University students have access to a variety of activities beyond their academic pursuits. The Framingham State University Rams compete in the NCAA Division III Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,977 (4,337 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,340 (In-State); $15,420 (Out-of-State)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,244
  • Other Expenses: $3,296
  • Total Cost: $24,880 (In-State); $30,960 (Out-of-State)

Framingham State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,090
    • Loans: $6,670

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Apparel and Textiles, Business, Communication Arts, English, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Ice Hockey, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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