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
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
While Frostburg is located in a very rural area, the university does a great job of involving its students and the community surrounding the school in cultural events and celebrations. Over the last three years, I have learned a great deal about professionalism and working hard. I have been pushed to succeed while attending Frostburg and I have found many mentors that I look up to. One of the events I most look forward to when I go back to school for the year is the block party that the University hosts on Main Street. The block party showcases all of the student groups on campus and all the resources that are available to the students and the community. This helps all the new students learn the faces of leaders on campus and people they can go to for anything they need while attending Frostburg. I have made the best memories of my life and have learned more than I ever imagined I would while attending Frostburg State University.
  • College Senior
  • 5 months ago
I attend a small school in Western Maryland. Most wouldn't expect it from such a small town, but my school is incredibly diverse. There are students from all walks of life. One of the most interesting things I've noticed is the the student association that highlights South Asian culture. As an Indian-American citizen, it is incredible to see so many transfer students from India that have bonded together to bring the Indian culture to our school. They hold celebrations of the most important Hindu holidays, as well as holding yoga sessions and cricket matches to teach other students about some aspects of our culture. It is amazing to see so many students learning about India through the Indian-South Asian Student Association.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago