Framingham State University (FSU) in Framingham, Massachusetts, is a comprehensive arts and sciences institution located on a beautiful New England campus less than 20 miles outside of Boston.
Founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public college for educating teachers, Framingham State has evolved into a comprehensive university offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines.
FSU is just the right size—small enough to be personal and collaborative but large and diverse enough to broaden students’ understanding of the world. When students are asked why they chose to attend Framingham State University, they mention its outstanding academic reputation, interesting course offerings, exciting location, sense of community spirit, and affordable cost. The University offers 13 Division III NCAA athletic teams, numerous cultural opportunities, and dozens of student clubs. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on its quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to accessibility for all qualified students. Framingham State is also deeply committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts around inclusive excellence are led by our Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.
In our highly interactive classes, students engage in robust discussions with professors and peers that allow them to learn more quickly, value differences, and become problem solvers. We empower students to graduate with the demonstrated knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to become accomplished professionals who lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Student success is central to the mission of the University. Many options are available for student support, including programs to help first-time, first-year, and transfer students transition to the University. FSU also has a well-developed Honors Program and Honors Program Scholarships for exceptional students. In addition, our comprehensive Office of Career Services and Employer Relations assists students with obtaining outstanding internship opportunities in MetroWest and Boston, which often lead to job offers after graduation.
Rankings & Recognition
• Recognized as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible campuses seven years in a row | The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges
• Ranked a top 25 "Best Value College for 2020" in the US | College Consensus
• Ranked one of the 40 “Most Transformative Colleges” in the country |Money magazine
• Recognized as an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) | The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
• Five-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award | INSIGHT Into Diversity
What our students say...
“When I started college, I was really concerned about having a job right after graduation, but now I feel very confident that I have the skills and connections to line something up right away.” — Mandip Singh ’21
“I love the environment at FSU. I’ve enjoyed my classes and the friends I’ve made. Overall, it’s been a great experience.” — Isaac De Souza ’19
“As a History major, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with the Smithsonian through my internship in the McAuliffe Center. I’ve loved my time here and couldn’t see myself getting all of these opportunities at any other university.” — Suzanne Wright ’19
“FSU has been amazing. The faculty are so personable and really care about every student, their success, and their lives in general. The courses I’ve taken are so interesting and have real-world applications.” —Rachael Duffy ’19