Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

Framingham State University, founded in 1839, is a public, coeducational, four-year institution. Its 77-acre campus is located in Framingham, 20 miles from Boston.

School Profiles: Undergrad

Gain a professional edge in an environment where you can make your undergrad experience your own.


Fast Facts
• 3,804 undergraduates
• 39 bachelor’s degrees
• 57 specialized concentrations 
• 14:1 student-faculty ratio
• 20 students in average class size
• 82% of first-year students living on campus 
• 36% diversity enrollment 
• 14 NCAA Division III athletic programs
• 20 miles from Boston 
• New Science Center built in 2015
• Named a “Green College” by The Princeton Review
• U.S. News & World Report top-tier Regional College in the Northeast 

“The opportunities available to students at Framingham State are beyond anything I could have imagined. My internship at the University’s Entrepreneur Innovation Center has provided me with the real-world experiences I need to succeed professionally in finance and marketing.”
— Michel Fleurime, Finance major 

Founded in 1839, Framingham State University is a comprehensive arts and sciences institution that is ranked among the top tier of regional universities in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report. The University offers supportive faculty, a collaborative environment, a strong sense of community, and a proven commitment to access.  

Professors at FSU are talented teachers who challenge students to achieve their best and mentor them along the way. Class sizes are small and highly interactive. The University offers 39 undergraduate programs and 57 specialized concentrations in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields.

Our location
Framingham State offers the beauty of a traditional New England college campus nestled in an economically vibrant city that’s just 20 miles outside Boston. Enjoy an afternoon in the sun on our grassy quad or catch a quick train into Boston, where the shopping, sports, entertainment, and cultural opportunities are limitless. 

Environmental stewardship is important to the FSU community. Our efforts to maintain a sustainable campus are recognized annually in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. Students often find that Framingham State is just the right size—small enough to be personal and collaborative, but large and diverse enough to expand their understanding of the world.

Campus life
There are so many ways to get involved on our active campus. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development oversees around 30 student clubs covering a diverse range of interests, from the environment and health care to dance, politics, and more. The University has 14 NCAA Division III athletic programs as well as a number of intermural and athletic clubs. Our robust Arts & Ideas series brings dozens of engaging speakers and performers to campus throughout the year. 

The FSU difference 
There are several unique opportunities at Framingham State that you won’t find anywhere else in the Massachusetts State University System. FSU is home to a comprehensive museum with rotating professional exhibits and a large permanent collection. The University’s Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning features a state-of-the-art planetarium where students can explore the galaxies. And our Entrepreneur Innovation Center provides students with the opportunity to work directly with local innovators seeking to launch their business ideas.  

Career ready
The undergraduate college experience is a time for students to make lifelong friends and discover their passions, but the ultimate goal is to graduate fully prepared to start a dream career. That’s where Framingham State’s Office of Career Services and Employer Relations comes in. No matter your major, the Career Services Office helps students land internships that provide you with real-world experience and professional contacts. The office has established relationships with hundreds of businesses along the economically booming Route 9 corridor, including Fortune 500 companies such as Bose, Staples, TJX Companies, Dell EMC, Reebok, and more. Most importantly, the services provided by the office don’t end at graduation. Nearly every resource and program remains available to FSU alumni. 

Learn more  
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