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Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

Frostburg State University Admissions

Frostburg State University is moderately difficult to get into. Frostburg State University admitted 86% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,286 applications received in 2023, 3,688 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Frostburg State University, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application is $30.

Frostburg State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Frostburg State University's admissions stats.

Frostburg State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Mean SAT Score 1091
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 33%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Frostburg State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Frostburg State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes
Regular Decision Yes 2 15

Considering Applying Early to Frostburg State University?

Frostburg State University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early in hopes that it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Frostburg State University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Frostburg State University?

Getting into Frostburg State University is moderately difficult. Frostburg State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Frostburg State University accepted 86% of all applicants, around 3,688 from 4,286 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Frostburg State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Frostburg State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Frostburg State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Frostburg State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Frostburg State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important

Make sure to check with Frostburg State University for more information on admission factors.

Frostburg State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Frostburg State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Frostburg State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Frostburg State University?

Students admitted to Frostburg State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Frostburg State University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 29% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Frostburg State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 25%
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 15%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Frostburg State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Frostburg State University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 33% of Frostburg State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Frostburg State University?

To be competitive with other Frostburg State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 995 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Frostburg State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 995, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Frostburg State University student is 1091.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Frostburg State University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Frostburg State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Frostburg State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Frostburg State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Frostburg State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Frostburg State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Frostburg State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Frostburg State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Frostburg State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Frostburg State University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Frostburg State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Frostburg State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Frostburg State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Frostburg State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Frostburg State University?

❌ No, Frostburg State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Frostburg State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Frostburg State University has an acceptance rate of 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Frostburg State University?

❌ Frostburg State University does not offer early decision.

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Frostburg State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Frostburg State University? Frostburg State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Frostburg State University acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.


Frostburg State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Frostburg State University is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Frostburg State University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Frostburg State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

995 - 1200


Math SAT Range

480 - 590


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


995 to 1200


995 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Frostburg State University students is 1091. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Frostburg State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 995 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 995 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Frostburg State University.

Frostburg State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Frostburg State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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