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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)

Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

New England Football Conference

  • Football

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
  • Carlos from Worcester, MA
  • 4
  • I LOVE MY DORM This will be your new little world. Your room becomes like a little sanctuary for yourself. The feeling of laying in bed after a really long day…

  • Jun-29-2015 Read More
  • Caylynn from Attleboro, MA
  • 5
  • The residence halls are really spacey and nice! The freshman dorms, Russell Towers are confusing at first but an awesome way to network and meet new people. The rooms aren't…

  • Apr-18-2017 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Caylynn from Attleboro, MA
  • Apr-18-2017 I am a current student here

    Holmes Dining Commons is not bad at all! A lot of choices are presented in a buffet style. You have the grill for hot dogs hamburgers and pizza everyday as well as changing menutainment and cool home made dishes. The soft serve ice cream is the best and so are the french fries. We also have the Bistro which includes Subway, pizza, burgers, soups, snacks, smoothies, and salads. The food isnt your moms home cooked meal, but not too bad for a college campus!

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  • 4
  • Carlos from Worcester, MA
  • Jun-29-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is ok, maybe it's because I am puerto rican and i'm used to intense flavors but to be honest is not too bad. Holmes Dining Hall spaghetti is the best ! I love their pasta dishes so much ! and oh my god they sometimes have lava cake and it like amazingness !

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  • 2
  • Sean from Hingham, MA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is not very good at all, it lacks flavor and they have only a few things that are any good. The dinning hall staff is very friendly and hard workers which I know because I was a dishwasher there for a while.

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  • 4
  • Harrison from Westerly, RI
  • Dec-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Its your typical college food. I like the fact that you can bag your lunch if you need to attend class during the hours lunch is served.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Caylynn from Attleboro, MA
  • Apr-18-2017 I am a current student here

    We have two fraternities on campus as well as three sororities! They do recruiting every semester and a lot of student on campus are involved in Greek Life! We do not techinically have "houses" for these organizations but that doesnt make them less prominent on campus. They also hold a lot of fun fundraising events on the quad!!

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  • 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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