Framingham State University Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
  • Framingham (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,600
71% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Andrew J. - 6/17/2019
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2019
"I could not be more pleased with the education I received while attending Framingham State University. The faculty in the English department is really top-notch and not at all a step down from the big private schools in the Boston area. In fact, if you read their bios, most faculty earned their degrees from those big prestigious schools. The value for money at FSU is really unparalleled in my opinion, and despite coming into the school with little knowledge of how to be an English scholar, I left with not only the ability to do that but the confidence that I can do that. The school is small enough that you get to be on a first name basis with your instructors, but large enough that you lose nothing of the college experience. Framingham is a quick train ride to Boston, which is full of fun things to do and see, not to mention being a virtual treasure trove for English majors. Honestly, I can't recommend FSU highly enough. I have really enjoyed my time there and the growth as a person and as a scholar I have experienced has been truly remarkable. It is not at all hyperbolic to say that this school has changed my life dramatically for the better."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Joe R. - 2/11/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Framingham State is a small school but checks most of the boxes for a solid state school in Massachusetts. I returned to school in my early 30's to finish my Business & IT bachelor degree. I took 18 months off to go full time days and get it done as soon as possible. Most of the professors here were great in my view with the exception of the entire computer science department. If you are planning to attend FSU for computer science or Business and IT, I recommend you look elsewhere. The same few professors teach all of the CS based courses and they struggle mightily. There is a language barrier for most of them, so understanding lectures is difficult, the material is dated and they don't update their coursework whatsoever, they are not helpful when asking for clarity on the subject and they should be embarrassed. The incompetence is a running joke among the student body. I feel like I have learned very little from them as a whole and had to teach myself most of the material. My experience outside of the computer science department was great and recommend FSU for anyone thinking of the university for another discipline."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Steph - 3/21/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was overall very happy with my experience at Framingham State, but it's very much a school that you get out of it what you put into. The faculty are wonderful if they know you're motivated and wanted to do well. They'll bend over backwards for you then. But if you show up and don't participate and generally have a lazy attitude they'll move on and you'll be left in the dust. Pay attention and do work outside of class and you get a great bang for you buck here!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Brittany Allard - 3/13/2017
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I attended Framingham State University for my undergrad degree, and am now attending for a graduate certificate. Framingham state has a small close-knit community that is reflected in the small cozy campus. I have had the pleasure of being taught by many talented professors who were very passionate about the courses they taught, regardless of whether it was a 100 level or the most advances courses. Professors are always willing to help and really do care about each student. Things such as application process, student accounts, and financial aid are slightly behind the times and could be updated to allow for ease of use and access, specifically making more services available on the internet as opposed to having to actual visit the office to square things away. Framingham does provide a great deal of scholarships, but have poor payment plan options if your financial aid does not cover all of your expense. Despite this, I have sincerely enjoyed my time within the community."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah Maguire - 3/5/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2010
"I'm sure the department has only gotten better since I went, but when I was a student in the communications department, most of the professors were at war with each other. It was very "clique-y" and the professors that were not liked by the department head were bullied out. I was told face to face by one professor that he just didn't like me, we didn't click. When I was a senior in was told I should go to career services and have them help me figure out what to do after school. I made an appointment and sat with some lady that had absolutely nothing to say. I sat down and she said " so what are your plans after school?" And I said " I don't know, that's why I'm here" and she literally told me that I should go think about what I wanted to do and then make another appointment when I had a plan. I heard she got fired for doing that to a lot of students but my trust was already broken and I never looked into meeting with anyone else in the career services Center. Because of all these things I wasted $40,000 on a useless college experience that was less than exemplary. I am in the process of getting a masters degree with the hopes of bettering a bad situation. This is my experience, but everyone is different,mine happens to be negative but please keep an open mind, I haven't been to this school in 6 years."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Danny - 10/5/2015
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2011
"I chose Framingham State because it was close to my family but not too close, it was a state school so it was financially a better option, and they had a great nutrition program. I loved the college itself, my professors overall and everything the school had to offer. Living on campus there are a lot of strict rules, but I truly believe I could not have received a better education."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kim - 9/29/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2006
"FSC provided excellent career services. The campus was small and classes were easy to get to. The class size was small as well and professor were easily available. While there are a lot of students that commute, there is strong campus community."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Captain Chris - 9/23/2015
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015
"College is an incredible chance to experience independence. This is your time to experience self-responsibility and multitask. FSU had many opportunities to excel my learning in Food Science as well as extracurricular clubs. I made many friends who are close to my heart and will never regret attending the university."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011
"It was a small, quiet campus with not much to do in terms of activities. There were clubs, but compared to other schools, this is a major "suitcase school" in terms of how empty it was on weekends. Some classes were good, some professors were incredible, but I guess everyone has that mix of loathsome and awesome gen.ed. classes."
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