Framingham State University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Framingham State University

Situated on a 50-acre campus in  Boston, Massachusetts, Framingham State University is a public liberal arts college. Academics are supported by a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, with 60 organizations and clubs on campus, students have access to plenty of activities beyond their academic pursuits. The Framingham State University Rams play in the NCAA Division III Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 5,565 (3,937 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male/58% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,520 (In-State); $16,600 (Out-of-State)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,210
  • Other Expenses: $3,580
  • Total Cost: $27,510 (In-State); $33,590 (Out-of-State)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 69%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,742
    • Loans: $8,020

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Psychology; and Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

NCAA Athletic Programs

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

Overview of Framingham State University Admissions

Framingham State University accepted 73% of applicants in 2016. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process.

Admissions Data                        

  • Framingham State University Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 480/570
    • SAT Math: 480/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/23
    • ACT English: -/-
    • ACT Math: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Framingham State University, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If Framingham State University is currently out of your reach, you can be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University San Bernardino, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Framingham State University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission to these schools.

Texas A&M University-Commerce, Radford University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, California State University Northridge

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Framingham State University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Framingham State University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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