Tuition & Fees

$10,135

$16,215

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,834
Declined + 984
Total Received 3,818
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Public

4,212

undergraduate students

2,598

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication/media
  2. Business Administration
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies
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Codes

SAT 3518
ACT 1902

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
46%
400-499
37%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
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School Facts

Fitchburg State, founded in 1894, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 45-acre campus is located near downtown Fitchburg, 50 miles northwest of Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,810
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Fitchburg, MA

45-acre campus in Fitchburg (population: 40,411), 25 miles from Worcester and 50 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston. School operates transportation to bus and train stations. Public transportation serves campus.

Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 1% of male students
 
3 sororities 3% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
46%
400-499
37%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
52%
12-17
15%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,834
Declined + 984
Total Received 3,818

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Elaine Lapomardo
Director of Admissions
P: 800 705-9692
F: 978 665-4540
admissions@fitchburgstate.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division III), Little East Conference (Division III), Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (Division III), New England Football Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Falcon
School colors
yellow and green
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Communication
Architectural Technology
Arts Education
Biology
Biology/Exercise Science
Biology/Secondary Education
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Communication Studies
Communications Media
Communications/Media Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Technology
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Teaching
Developmental Psychology
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science/Secondary Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
Education Leadership/Management
Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education-Classroom Teaching
English
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Biology
Exercise Sport Science
Facilities Management
Film/Video Production
Finance
Fitness Management
Forensic Nursing
Game Design
Geography
Graphic Design
History
History/Secondary Education
Human Resources Management
Human Services
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Interactive Media
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business/Economics
Library Media
Literature
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mental Health/Counseling
Middle School Education
Nursing
Occupational Education
Occupational/Vocational Education
Photography
Political Science
Professional Communication
Professional Writing
Psychology
Reading Specialist
School Counseling
School Principalship
Science Education
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Special Education/Guided Studies
Special Education/Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Supervision/Instructional Leadership
Teaching of Biology
Teaching of English
Teaching of History
Technical Theatre Arts
Technical/Professional Writing
Technology Education
Television Production
Theatre
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Undergraduate

62%

4,212
students

Female
56%
2,358

Male
44%
1,854

Graduate

38%

2,598
students

Female
75%
1,955

Male
25%
643

undergraduateFull-time

81%

3,419
students

Female
56%
1,884

Male
44%
1,535

undergraduatePart-time

19%

793
students

Female
60%
474

Male
40%
319

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented China
Greece
India
Kenya
Thailand
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tracey Sarefield
Advisor
978 665-3089
tsarefie@fitchburgstate.edu

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