Frostburg State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maryland


Frostburg State University is a public university located on a 260-acre campus in Western Maryland's Appalachian highlands. The school is part of the University System of Maryland. Outdoor lovers will find lots of hiking, skiing, camping, and boating in the area. Frostburg State has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the great majority of classes have fewer than 30 students. Business administration is the most popular undergraduate major. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program for opportunities to collaborate with the faculty in both teaching and research. In athletics, the most teams of the Frostburg State Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference. Football competes in the Empire 8 Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, Fine Arts, Liberal Studies, Mass Communications, Psychology, Recreation and Parks Management, Social Work, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5215
Total Grad Students: 349
Undergraduate Students: 4866
Faculty: 242

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

101 Braddock Road
Frostburg Maryland 21532


Main Email:

Main Phone: 301-687-4000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Trisha Gregory
Director, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students with 24 or more earned transferable semester hours of credit must have a 2.0 GPA, fewer than 24 must have a 2.5. If you would have been admitted as a high school senior and have a 2.0 GPA a MD ommunity College, you are eligible for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Frostburg State does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
You may not transfer more than 70 credits from a community or junior college, and 90 from a 4-year. Transfer students are required to complete at least half their academic major requirements at Frostburg State.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official standardized test scores are required if you have fewer than 24 transferable credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Frostburg State does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
There is an optional essay on the application for freshman applicants only.

Application Fee:
There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 21
English 16 22
Math 16 21
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 440 540
Math 440 540
Writing 420 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 966

Transfers Accepted: 641

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 66%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 55%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 11%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 1786

Room and Board: 8752

Tuition and Fees: 17020

Total Cost: 28758

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7128

Total Cost – In-State: 18866

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8057

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 59%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 67%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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