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Fitchburg State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
4,026
Total Undergrads
Including 725 Part-time
735
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 14 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Football Conference

  • Football

Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $29,991)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $29,947)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 17 17 - Yes
Field Hockey - 19 - -
Football 68 - - -
Ice Hockey 29 - - -
Lacrosse - 17 Yes -
Soccer 23 26 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 39 17 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 33 18 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 13 - -
All Track Combined - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Tennis - - - Yes
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.6%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 0.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 11

Notable Alumni

  • Bradd Morse ('92), president, Canopy Tours Inc.; owner, Zipline Adventure Tours
  • Jessica Glover ('08), international program specialist, NASA
  • John Honeycutt ('91), executive vice president and chief operating officer, Discovery
  • Melanie (Perkins) McLaughlin ('91), Emmy award,winning documentarian
  • Michael Deitemeyer ('86), president, Omni Hotels
  • Patrice (Kenneally) Nicholas ('77), director of global health, Brigham and Women,s Hospital
  • Peter Reynolds ('83), FableVision & NY Times best-selling children,s book illustrator and author
  • R.A. Salvatore, NY Times fantasy/fiction, best-selling author, 10 million books sold worldwide
  • Richard Rick Lavoie ('72), internationally recognized special education/disabilities expert
  • Paul Coyne ('05), multi-award-winning television executive producer
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Christina
  • 4
  • Dorm life is HIGHLY recommended at FSU. It is a great way to make friends. There are a few dorm halls to choose from some are more homey than others…

  • Jul-30-2012 Read More
  • Craig from Everett, MA
  • 4
  • The dorms are small and some people are difficult to live with, so choose wisely (or if being put in a random room with a random roommate, be careful to…

  • Jan-05-2012 Read More
  • Victoria from Salem, NH
  • 4
  • Fitchburg tends to put freshmen in forced triple rooms, so there will be three people living in a double. This is why it is important to get your housing deposit…

  • Jul-03-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Maddie
  • Feb-03-2014 I am a past student here

    Typical expectation for a college dining hall. Not great, makes you sick afterward.

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  • 5
  • Amanda from Lunenburg, MA
  • Dec-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Te food is great they always try to mix it up every night for dinner, sometimes have a DJ playing music and there are even food cook-offs.

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  • 4
  • TAK from Fitchburg, MA
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't eat on campus often since I commute. But as a commuter they offer a lot of events where they do serve good free food, which is a plus! (the events and free food are for everyone too not just commuters) and I have eaten in the dining hall and I think its good, but I'm also not a too picky eater.

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  • 5
  • Carlos from Fitchburg, MA
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Food at the new dining hall is getting better and better as local food buying has been a new interest of 2012-2013

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Steph'Fon from Fitchburg, MA
  • Oct-28-2013 I am a current student here

    There is the opportunity for Greek Life although it is not big so choose to participate if you wish for that opportunity but there is no pressure or social need.

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  • 0
  • TAK from Fitchburg, MA
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    I am part of Greek life, I'm in a sorority. I love it so much already and its fun. There's 3 sororities and 2 fraternities (I heard there's going to be 3 soon). Definitely something to look into!

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  • 0
  • Brandon from Georgetown, MA
  • Mar-20-2013 I am a current student here

    There are two fraternities and three sororities. Neither are directly affiliated with the school (no school sponsored greek housing).

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  • 0
  • Phillip from Wakefield, MA
  • Jan-22-2013 I am a current student here

    There are two fraternities at Fitchburg State University, Sigma Pi and Sigma Tau Gamma, and three sororities, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Tau, and Phi Sigma Sigma. All are involved in volunteer and charity work, as well as numerous other campus events.

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