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Location
Frostburg, MD
Undergrads
4,253
Tuition (in-state)
$17,624 ($7,436)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus tries to implement many strategies to make minorities feel included. There are efforts from staff as well as students to tackle issues of inclusivity.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are a lot of foreign exchange students and ethnicities.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: For the most part we generally have a high level of acceptance of different races, political beliefs, religions and economic backgrounds.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: on paper its considered a PWI but in reality it really is diverse and a lot more black people go there than expeceted.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Some foreign exchange students. Very large African American population.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth (Liz) Partenheimer
Hometown
Bowie, MD
Major
Psychology Major with a Child/Family Certificate
Grad Year
2014
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Frostburg State University has students of many different ethnic backgrounds, races, religions, and sexual orientations. The campus is very accepting of the diversity. Most students are able to look beyond these labels and see people for their personalities, instead of for their affiliations. Some students are more open about how diverse they are than others, but either way, they are still accepted with open arms.

The campus has many international students from China, different parts of Africa, Japan, Germany, and many other countries. These students are very easily accepted on campus. If a student sees an international student who looks lost or confused, he or she will most likely help the student find his or her way around campus or wherever he or she needs to go. These students are no different from American students, except that they have a harder time learning, mainly due to the American dialect. These students are very friendly, but very shy. In addition, the campus has different organizations to make the international students’ transitions much easier.

Facts & Statistics

African American
24%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
3%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
66%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
8%
Common States of Residence
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 31%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 23%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
42%
Male Faculty
58%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 6%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 86%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Everyone on campus is of a different religion, race, and sexuality. They are very accepting of each other. There is an organization on campus called BTGLASS (Breaking Through Glass). This organization's mission is to create a more friendly and peaceful environment for people who are LGBT.
Political Activity
The student body holds very diverse opinions on politics. Some students are more liberal, while others are more conservative, and yet there are still some who are in between. There are sometimes political and controversial debates, but there are no political clubs.
Economic Status
Most college kids are working and going to school. It does not really matter if the kids are rich, poor, or middle-class because everyone on campus is trying to get an education. No one really worries about economic status too much. Most (if not all) of college students are there on federal work-study, loans, grants, and scholarships.
Most Common Religions
Here is a list of all of the different religious clubs on campus: Baptist Student Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel at FSU, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Unified Voices Under God's Dominion, and United Campus Ministry. Most students on campus are Catholic. The University does have a church on campus and a few very close to campus. However, there are also other religions on campus, such as pagan/Wiccan, Jewish, etc.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Here is a list of the minority clubs on campus:
African American Studies Society, African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Culture Club, and Latin American Student Organization. Some of these organizations host different activities. For example, the Chinese Culture Club hosts events in the Allegany County region such as Chinese New Year and lantern festivals. Each of these organizations does something special for each major holiday pertaining to them.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 28% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 9% Conservative
  • 38% Moderate
  • 22% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Conservative
  • 39% Moderate
  • 27% Not sure
  • 27% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 33 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 32 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 9% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 28% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 62% Very accepting.
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