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Framingham State College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1839
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,829
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $12,794,392
Admissions Address

100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Website

http://www.framingham.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@frc.mass.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Elizabeth J. Canella
Admissions office telephone: (508) 626-4500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://application.framingham.edu/application Tuition deposit: $50 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 1 1
History 1 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 16 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 85%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 4,261
Total acceptances: 2,555
Total freshman enrollment: 718
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 11%
Male applicants: 1,414
Male acceptances: 810
Male freshman enrollment: 219
 
Female applicants: 2,847
Female acceptances: 1,745
Female freshman enrollment: 499
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 74%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 560
Math: 480 – 570
Combined: 950 – 1130

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 13.0% 14.0%
500-599 51.0% 52.0%
400-499 32.0% 32.0%
300-399 3.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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