Frostburg State University

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University Overview

Founded in 1898, Frostburg State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Frostburg (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Maryland. This institution also has a branch campus in Hagerstown. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Frostburg State University (FSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Frostburg State University (FSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 122 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. FSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym FSU
Founded 1898
Motto Discover Frostburg
Colours Red, black and white

University Location

Address 101 Braddock Road
Frostburg
21532-2303 Maryland
United States
Tel +1 (301) 687 4000
Fax +1 (301) 687 7074
Other locations Hagerstown

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 101 Braddock Road
Frostburg 21532-2303
(301) 687 4201

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Frostburg State University's Library
Frostburg State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 246,542 physical volumes, 94,828 physical media, 1,099 digital/electronic medium and 68 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Frostburg State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,379 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1953


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Masterís in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Maryland (USM)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Capital Athletic Conference (CAC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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