Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

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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%
700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
59%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
58%
6-11
4%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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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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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,252
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Worcester Regional

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
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Dance Club
  • Activities Board
  • Greek Council
  • MASSPIRG

Top Events

  • Rock the Block
  • Student Convocation
  • Family Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
54%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
13%
500-599
59%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
58%
6-11
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.04

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,564
Declined 338
Total Received 2,902

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,848

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $970
Room & board $11,261
Additional fees $9,535
Total $21,766
Average Financial Aid - $4,848
Total with Avg. Aid $16,918
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and field

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American Government and Politics (United States)
Applied Mathematics, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Developmental and Child Psychology
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Exercise Physiology
Finance, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
Geography
Graphic Design
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Neurobiology and Behavior
Photography
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
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
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 38%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

340

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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