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Framingham, MA
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3,804
Tuition (in-state)
$14,160 ($8,080)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 487 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of great ethnic cuisine really close to campus. Route 9 has a ton of restaurants and food options on it. Many restaurants offer student discounts for people with their school ID too which is nice.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Student accounts can be a difficult office to work with but aid is always accepted sometimes it just takes a while to process because the University is growing quickly.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a Studio Art major and the program/department is really small but I love that because I know my professors on a personal level. I've only been in the program for a year and I've grown a lot, and my talents were recognized. I've had multiple pieces shown in the art gallery at juried exhibitions as well as was offered an internship at the on campus art gallery. The facilities are good; painting, printmaking, ceramics, and drawing studios as well as a mac lab with printing available for students. the art department has two floors in May Hall and half another floor for Art History. The workload is heavy and professors expect a lot out of students.

4 College Junior

Academics: FSU is a liberal arts college and has a widely varied amount of majors and programs. Registration to FSU is not difficult and study abroad options are easily used as well as many academic accomodations for those that need them. Tutoring services on campus are free and widely used by students as well. Professors are required to hold office hours and overall are friendly and concerned about student progress and are willing to help. Students that are invested in their education and more successful than those who complain and don't work hard. You get what you give at FSU and there are a ton of opportunites on campus.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The racial and socioeconomic differences on campus are massive. Overall the institution is very liberal. Religion does not play a huge role on campus though it is not discriminated against. The Multicultural center on campus is very active and overall the campus is extremely diverse and accepting of different kinds of people. The LGBT atmosphere on campus is very comfortable.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's a dry campus so that impacts student life but overall there's always a lot to do on campus. the guest policies, alcohol policy, and noise policy are pretty strict but not ridiculous. The cost of living on campus is not outrageous but it is cheaper to live off campus and pay rent. The housing process is online and upperclassmen can choose roommates but freshman cannot.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I'm an RA and I've never dealt with a sexual assault issue but I do have a friend that was assaulted while drinking on campus her freshman year. Overall campus police has a very high presence on campus and the campus is extremely safe. The fact that it is a dry campus contributes massively to how safe campus is.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Many students work at off campus locations and going to FSU is seen as more of a positive than a negative. FSU is very close to the Natick Collections Mall. Some parts of Framingham are not as safe as others and there are a number of beautiful parks very close to the school. Public transportation is also very accessible.

4 College Junior

Facilities: FSU is taking initiatives to become a greener and more modern campus as they recently became a University. The campus is beautiful but has the charm of a New England school with a few newer and modern buildings. They are adding on a new science wing with brand new labs and equipment. No complaints about the facilities.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: FSU is about half commuters and half resident students. Many students commute and have an easy time finding affordable housing off campus that is not too far. Parking can be difficult to get for commuters but clearly its not too bad if half of the student population is commuters. Many students will live with multiple roommates to reduce the cost of living and usually it is slightly cheaper to pay rent off campus for an apartment than for housing on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are always willing to assist students and are required to hold office hours. Most classes are lecture based but online classes are also offered. Class sizes tend to be around 30-35 students, except for Biology and Chemistry lectures which are around 100 students. FSU is liberal arts and the most popular majors offered are Education, Food and Nutrition, Fashion, Psychology, Business, and Sociology (for the most part).

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: FSU offers an extreme amount of opportunities to students. Offices on campus are extremely helpful but it is stressed that it is the students' responsibility to take initiative and get involved with opportunities. Career services assists with helping students find a job, hold mock interviews, help build resumes, help students apply for internships, and also have an online job listing service for jobs on and off campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: To be accepted into the Studio Art program I had to undergo a Portfolio review that consisted of a 3 hour still life and then a conversation with professors in the department about my work with examples of my work. The Art department is a small department and they expect a lot from the small amount of students they do have. Practice a lot and have a portfolio with varied examples of work.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love the art department. it's a small department but the professors are all very interesting, kind, and dedicated to student progress. There is an Art gallery on campus that offers internships to students and professors/Career services are very accommodating with helping students get internships. The workload is heavy as any art program is and the professors expect you to spend a lot of time developing your craft outside of homework and class time.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There is a bar/club very close to school but it is a dry campus so the party scene is not what many college students expect/people don't party on campus for the most part. Close to Boston but most don't go into Boston to go to clubs.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Due to the Food and Nutrition department at FSU, the dining services experience is quality. There are many options on campus and Sodexo is always willing to assist those with food allergies as well as offering lots of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and local options. The food does get old after a while as they serve the same thing on a weekly/monthly basis but overall the food is better than other institutions I've visited.

College Junior

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life. We do have honor societies but no fraternities or sororities and the honor societies are not very active on campus.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone for the most part at FSU is very friendly and focused on academics. Many go to class in sweatpants and sweatshirts but well dressed people is also a norm at school. Overall everyone is not judgmental of one another and cliques don't really happen.

3 College Junior

Athletics: FSU is a Division III school and overall the campus community appreciates athletics but overall student life is not focused on athletics.

5 College Junior

Majors: not taught by ta's, you have real professors. professors are helpful. biology department is very difficult on you, but really great.

3 College Junior

Athletics: not really much to say about athletics...

4 College Junior

Diversity: lgbt community is really great! definitely also a racially/ethnically/economically heterogeneous school

2 College Junior

Scholarships: sometimes it feels like financial aid doesn't even want to help you.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: only one dining hall, but it has a ton of stuff. there are also a lot of places on campus, and dunkin donuts down the street gives discounts. also, you can use ramcash at a bunch of different restaurants

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: pretty good shopping and restaurants around, there are clubs too

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