Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA, USA
3.66 Average Rating

Fitchburg State University is a public Massachusetts institution founded in 1894. It has a “selective” admissions process and provides a liberal arts and sciences curriculum integrated with professional programs. The most popular majors are exercise physiology, cinematography and video production, and business administration and management.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
80%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
7%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 993
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,075
Total Number of Undergrads
4,117
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
56%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,649
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,373
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,235
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,676
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
72%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,598
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
72%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,210
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,886

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,174
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
68
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
40%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Falcons
School Colors
Yellow/Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
Springfield
New York
East Providence
Barnstable
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
Fitchburg State University becomes your second home when you enter it's doors.
The friendly and professional atmosphere is very enjoyable and nice to live around. Not only that but the programs it offers are very challenging yet fun and challenging.
Carlos from Worcester, MA
Friendly people, staff very approachable. Campus not too small, not too big. Sports are great to participate in.
JULIA from Yarmouth Port, MA
It's a very nice school with hard working professors. The students are also friendly. The school also serves food and also take of special needs kids.
Kwaku from Worcester, MA
Its a great university and has fantastic programs! Its great financial aid and price was the reason I chose here. It has that college feel and you are guaranteed to find your niche at Fitchburg State University!
Christina
So many opportunities no matter what your intrests are. The professors care for each and every student and try their best to accomodate every student. Every person on campus is so friendly, you'll meet friends easily and get involved in something you love even easier!
Caylynn from Attleboro, MA

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