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Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts

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Framingham State University overview
Location Framingham, Massachusetts
Online framingham.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Framingham State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Framingham State University is a public institution located in Framingham, Massachusetts, approximately 20 miles west of Boston. Founded in 1839, it stands as one of the oldest public universities in the United States, originally established as a normal school for education. The campus offers a traditional New England collegiate atmosphere with a mix of historic and modern architecture set on 73 acres of suburban land. The university provides on-campus housing options to students in its multiple residence halls. Framingham State offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on education, business, and the arts and sciences. While the university maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it is accessible to a diverse population of students. Framingham State does not have a major emphasis on athletics, but competes in the NCAA Division III as the Rams in various sports.

In the most recent statistical year 4,526 prospective students applied, and 3,956 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 490 enrolled in the school.  2,564 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,547 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $970 plus fees of $10,410. Framingham State University is ranked 539 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Framingham State University is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1010/1200
GPA 3.07

Applications Accepted

Framingham State University overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Framingham State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$10,410
Room and Board $13,160
Budget for Other Expenses$2,380
Total One Year Cost$28,120

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Framingham State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$10,410
Room and Board $13,160
Budget for Other Expenses$2,380
Total One Year Cost$34,200

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Framingham State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Work and Family Studies 13%
Social Sciences 13%
Communications Technology 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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