Framingham State College: Narrative Description
FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE E-10
100 State St., PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.framingham.edu/
State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1839. Setting: 73-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Research spending 2003-04: $13,294. Educational spending 2003-04: $3970 per student. Total enrollment: 6,015. Faculty: 296 (160 full-time, 136 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,803 applied, 62% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 3,062 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 811 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 20 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College Academic Program Sharing, 8 members of the other Massachusetts State colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 3/31, 12/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $970 full-time, $210 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7050 full-time, $463 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3770 full-time, $156 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load. College room and board: $5539. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Union Activities Board, Student Government Association, Gatepost (student newspaper), Hilltop Players, literary magazine. Major annual events: homecoming, All College Day, Sandbox Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,500 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Whittemore Library with 165,219 books, 658,878 microform titles, 409 serials, 3,313 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.6 million. 575 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Area is located 20 miles west of Boston and has transportation facilities. Part-time job opportunities are available for students. This diversified community offers many opportunities in the areas of high technology, retailing, and manufacturing, as well as being a major residential center.
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