Profile: Frostburg State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:31%
  • Fall 08/28-12/19
  • Spring 01/30-05/24

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
4%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Frostburg State University is distinguished by a scenic campus encircled by mountains, its excellent academic programs, its nationally acclaimed community service programs, and its vital role in regional economic development initiatives. As a result, it holds the distinction of being one of the University System institutions most closely woven into the fabric of the surrounding area. Frostburg State University is, first and foremost, a teaching institution in which students are guided and nurtured by dedicated, highly qualified faculty and staff. Faculty engage in wide-ranging research and scholarly activity with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning. Major areas of specialization are offered in education, business, science and technology, the creative and performing arts, and specific programs in the humanities and social sciences. FSU continues to define its core mission as providing pathways to success-in careers, further education and in life.

Campus Location - Frostburg State University is located in the Appalachian highlands (elevation 2,000 feet) of western Maryland. The main campus covers 260 acres within the town limits of Frostburg (population 7,500). The local region is rich in both history and outdoor activities. The only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland west of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the University serves as the premier educational and cultural center for western Maryland. Students can visit nearby recreational areas - Rocky Gap, New Germany and Deep Creek Lake State Parks - which offer camping, boating, swimming, hiking, snowboarding and skiing.

Helpful Information - Great location in the mountains. Lots of hiking and outdoor activities available year round. Skiing and winter sports located within 30 mins of campus. Small, diverse campus within a small rural community. Bringing a car makes getting around easier. Within 2 hours of Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Ethnobotany, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Personnel, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Mass Communication

Computer Science: Computer Network Security

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish

Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Materials Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Professional Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Design, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Technology, Landscape Management, Sustainability Studies, Wetlands Management, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Management

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning, Urban Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Services Administration, Kinesiology, Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music Performance, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Adventure Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Information Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Notable Academic Programs
Ethnobotany - Currently the only Ethnobotany program in the country.

Unique Academic Programs

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/5/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $30 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $50 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $40 Year Plan B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1092 per year.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Meal Plans Per Semester Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans include Bonus dollars which can be used at any dining facility on campus. Meals can be used in the dining hall or at Appalachian Station or (on campus) Subway. The 12 meal plan includes $250 bonus dollars, the 14 meal plan includes $100 bonus dollars and the 15 meal plan includes #300 bonus dollars.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.