Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,830

$16,910

not including housing and food

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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.

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
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-preparatory 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
Housing $7,990
Food $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 yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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 transferred

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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