Framingham State University Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.