Frostburg State University

837 reviews
  1. Frostburg, MD
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Frostburg State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
870-1080
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,952/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,521/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,181/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,569/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,959/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,975/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,228Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse.
    43%
  • Average
    30%
  • There is no "typical student" here
    27%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Cold
    26%
  • Advantageous
    13%
  • Great
    10%
  • Borderline
    3%

After Frostburg State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Reviews

837 reviews
  • Excellent
    91
  • Very Good
    284
  • Average
    375
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    25
I honestly love student life on campus. From the people, to the places, Frostburg State University was definitely the best school I could have picked. The school is perfectly mid-sized, so you get to meet a lot of great students and are able to create meaningful relationships and connections with the genuinely caring, well-qualified faculty. The campus is already beautiful, rain or shine, and its constantly being renovated to stay as modern as possible for the students. We are currently adding an amazing new building for our Mass Communications, Math and Technology majors, as well as revamping our dining hall and food court. Dorm life has brought me great experiences while I've been here and there are many perks such as free laundry and free parking! Jobs are plentiful on campus and students can get great paying jobs with or without work study. The best thing about the campus is definitely the student involvement, in any department. Frostburg really encourages its students to get involved and build our leadership and communication skills. But the amount of opportunities and experiences that present themselves when you get involved on this campus are enough to make anyone speak of Frostburg in such a way. Just a great place to be.
  • College Junior
  • July 11 2014
Frostburg is perfect for me! With small class sizes, low costs, a wide range of majors, a field hokey team, and a compact campus, FSU meets all of my college needs. Orientation provided students with a good understanding of what was in store for them and gave us freshmen a chance to explore the campus and meet new people before the fall semester began. I was recruited to play field hockey so I had to move in a few weeks earlier than other students for preseason training and I was able to get a better understanding of the campus. Over the course of the fall semester was supplied with the resources needed to succeed (labs, study groups, tutors, teacher help, etc) and I had a wonderful time getting to meet new people and learn new things.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
As an Exercise & Sports Science major, the academica are not only enlightening and interesting, but they are very enjoyable! Most majors get to learn either outside of the classroom or get taught without traditional lectures. Another thing that Frostburg supplies for every student is "Experiential Learning". The school is huge on making sure students get experience in their field along with book-smarts.
  • College Junior
  • July 11 2014