Tuition & Fees

$10,173

$16,253

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
57%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
57%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,888
Declined + 720
Total Received 3,608
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Public

4,117

undergraduate students

2,958

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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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 7,075
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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Fitchburg, MA

45-acre campus in Fitchburg (population: 40,414), 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
40%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
57%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
33%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
57%
12-17
20%

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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,888
Declined + 720
Total Received 3,608

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
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

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,238

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room $7,954
Board $3,090
Additional fees $9,203
Books & supplies $800
Total $22,017
Average Financial Aid - $10,238
Total with Avg. Aid $11,779

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,450,777
State $1,989,177
Institutional $2,447,411
Other external
Total $10,887,365

Non-need-based

Federal
State $337,561
Institutional $563,709
Other external $641,681
Total $1,542,951
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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
Dean of Enrollment Management
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

Sue Lauder (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Communication
Architectural Technology
Arts Education
Biology
Biology/Exercise Science
Biology/Secondary Education
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
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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Most Popular Majors

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

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

7,075

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

58%

4,117
students

Female
53%
2,178

Male
47%
1,939

42%

2,958
students

Female
75%
2,230

Male
25%
728

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

3,386
students

Female
53%
1,783

Male
47%
1,603

18%

731
students

Female
55%
395

Male
45%
336

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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) Required of Some
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

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
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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
India
Kenya
Vietnam
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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