Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,830

$16,910

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,638
Declined 360
Total Received 2,998
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Public

4,856

undergraduate students

5,937

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,793
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,638
Declined 360
Total Received 2,998

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

58%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,516

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room $7,990
Board $3,672
Additional fees $9,860
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $23,692
Average Financial Aid - $6,516
Total with Avg. Aid $17,176
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Little East Conference, Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Architectural Technology/Technician.
Art Teacher Education.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Energy Systems Technology/Technician.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
General Studies.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Health Communication.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Nursing Practice.
Photography.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary School Administration/Principalship.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher 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

10,793

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

4,856
students

Female
54%
2,608

Male
46%
2,248

55%

5,937
students

Female
76%
4,527

Male
24%
1,410

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

3,285
students

Female
52%
1,716

Male
48%
1,569

32%

1,571
students

Female
57%
892

Male
43%
679

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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
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