Framingham State University

Framingham State University is a public institution that was founded in1839.Ithas a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,321,its setting is suburban,and the campus size is 50 acres.It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.Framingham State University’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Collegesis Regional Universities (North),133.Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,580 (2011-12); out-of-statetuition and fees are $13,660 (2011-12).

The campus of Framingham State University is about 20 miles outside of Boston in Framingham, Mass. Founded as an all-women’s school in 1839, Framingham State now boasts a student body that’s about 65 percent female. On campus, there are more than 50 student clubs and organizations to consider joining, as well as athletic opportunities with the Framingham State Rams, members of the NCAA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. Framingham State University sponsors a variety of extracurricular events for students as well, including the Evening Performance and Lecture Series and international film broadcasts. Programming is available for commuter students, too, including coffee meet-ups.

The university operates a variety of research centers and institutes, including the John C. Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition, the Center for Social Research, and the Center for Global Education. Among the options for graduate students at Framingham State University is a graduate nursing program.

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