Frostburg State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Residence Hall at Frostburg State
Residence Hall at Frostburg State. Cmcnamee0 / Wikimedia Commons

Frostburg State University Admissions Overview:

FSU has an acceptance rate of 63%--around four out of every ten applicants were not admitted in 2015. Successful applicants generally have good grades and strong test scores. Interested students should check out the school's website, and are welcome to visit the campus or contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Frostburg State University Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Frostburg State University Description:

Frostburg State University is a public university located on a 260-acre campus in Western Maryland's Appalachian highlands. The school is part of the University System of Maryland. Outdoor lovers will find lots of hiking, skiing, camping, and boating in the area. Frostburg State has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the great majority of classes have fewer than 30 students. Business administration is the most popular undergraduate major. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program for opportunities to collaborate with the faculty in both teaching and research. In athletics, the most teams of the Frostburg State Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference. Football competes in the Empire 8 Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,676 (4,884 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,702 (in-state); $21,226 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,312
  • Other Expenses: $1,806
  • Total Cost: $21,220 (in-state); $33,744 (out-of-state)

Frostburg State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,294
    • Loans: $7,184

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, Fine Arts, Liberal Studies, Mass Communications, Psychology, Recreation and Parks Management, Social Work, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Frostburg State University Mission Statement:

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"Frostburg State University is a student-centered teaching and learning institution featuring experiential opportunities. The University offers students a distinctive and distinguished baccalaureate education along with a select set of applied master’s and doctoral programs. Frostburg serves regional and statewide economic and workforce development; promotes cultural enrichment, civic responsibility, and sustainability; and prepares future leaders to meet the challenges of a complex and changing global society."

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