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Frostburg State University is a comprehensive regional university offering strong programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, education, environmental studies, and the arts.

A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State is a destination for students seeking a challenging and enriching educational experience. Founded in 1898 to prepare teachers, the institution today is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Frostburg State University is located in the Appalachian Highlands of Western Maryland on a 260-acre rural campus. Approximately 5,000 students enroll at Frostburg in any given year. With small class sizes and high student-faculty interaction, students at Frostburg State enjoy an environment that promotes growth and success.

Living in the Frostburg Community

Frostburg State University is located in the Appalachian Highlands of western Maryland. The local region is rich in both history and outdoor activities.

The faculty and staff at Frostburg State University are committed to helping students succeed in-class as well as outside of the classroom. The university’s highly successful Preview FSU Summer Orientation Program prepares first-time students for college life and introduces them to the campus and community. FSU’s Student and Educational Services Division provides various resources for students, including offices for: Advising and Career Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Support Services, Programs for Academic Support Services, Student Support Services, a Diversity Center, and a Substance Abuse Fact and Education Office. FSU students have numerous opportunities to participate in athletics, service learning, study abroad, and extra-curricular student activities and organizations.