Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Tuition & Fees

$10,505

$16,585

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
59%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
58%
6-11
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
13%
18-23
67%
12-17
12%
6-11
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
33%
12-17
29%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,564
Declined + 338
Total Received 2,902
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Public

4,044

undergraduate students

3,208

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication/media
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 3518
ACT 1902

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Location

School Facts

Fitchburg State University, 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 7,252
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)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NECHE (New England Commission of Higher Education)

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Fitchburg, MA

60-acre campus in Fitchburg (population: 40,882), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
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

 
3 fraternities 3% of male students
 
3 sororities 3% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
59%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
58%
6-11
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
13%
18-23
67%
12-17
12%
6-11
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
33%
12-17
29%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
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 or ACT Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,564
Declined + 338
Total Received 2,902

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay

Considered

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

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 978 665-3156
F: 978 665-3559
finaid@fitchburgstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Denise Brindle
Director of Financial Aid
dbrindl1@fitchburgstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, flag football, handball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Directors

Matthew Burke (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Little East Conference, Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Falcon
School colors
yellow and green

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Communication
Applied Science/Technology/Engineering
Arts Education
Biology
Biology/Secondary Education
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Communications Media
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Teaching
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science/Secondary Education
Economics
Education
Education Leadership/Management
Elementary Education
Elementary Education-Classroom Teaching
English
English/Secondary Education
Environmental Earth Science
Environmental/Public Health
Exercise Sport Science
Facilities Management
Film/Video Production
Forensic Nursing
Game Design
Geography
History
History/Secondary Education
Human Resources Management
Human Services
Industrial Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Library Media
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Mental Health/Counseling
Middle School Education
Nursing
Occupational Education
Occupational/Vocational Education
Political Science
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/Professional Writing
Technology Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication/media
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,252

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

56%

4,044
students

Female
53%
2,149

Male
47%
1,895

44%

3,208
students

Female
74%
2,377

Male
26%
831

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

3,164
students

Female
52%
1,645

Male
48%
1,519

22%

880
students

Female
58%
504

Male
42%
376

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

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

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
  • Other
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Dominican Republic
India
Kenya
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nelly Wadsworth
Director, International Education
978 665-3599
nwadswor@fitchburgstate.edu

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