About This CampusFrostburg 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.
Location InformationFrostburg 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.
Helpful InformationGreat 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.
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