Frostburg State University (FSU)

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FSU can be found in Frostburg, MD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. FSU has an enrollment of over 5,400 students.

Many of the students admitted to FSU got an SAT score in the range of 920 to 1140, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 17 to 23. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Frostburg State University (FSU) average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. 80% of all students that apply are accepted to Frostburg State University, from which 30% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Frostburg State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Frostburg State University was reported as 80.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,070 college applications submitted to FSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FSU ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • FSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Frostburg State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Frostburg State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Frostburg State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.7%
  • 2017-2018: 72.3%
  • 2018-2019: 78.3%
  • 2019-2020: 80.1%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.6%

How Does Frostburg State University (FSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Frostburg State University is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown78.5%
Saint Vincent College67.7%
Shenandoah University74.4%
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg83.8%
Seton Hill University75.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Frostburg State University (FSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math450 - 560
Total Score920 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 23
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