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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

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Overview

Fitchburg State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Fitchburg, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA  01420-2697
United States
Contact Ms. Jinawa McNeil
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@fitchburgstate.edu
Phone: 978-665-3140
Fax: 978-665-4540

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural Technology/technician Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
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Environmental Biology Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Neurobiology And Behavior Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Technologies/technicians Checkmark
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Energy Management And Systems Technology Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Mental Health Counseling/counselor Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Counseling Psychology Checkmark
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics (united States) Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,998
Applied
2,638
Accepted
3,815
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

1,675
Females Applied
1,553
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,323
Males Applied
1,085
Males Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.15
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: 17 core courses

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 514 490 580
SAT Math 516 480 560
ACT Composite 15 17 23

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,047
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,765
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,563
Avg. Loan Aid
1,608
Avg. Grant Aid
7,157
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met

Student Body

3,815
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.96%
Black or African American 11.78%
White or Caucasian 66.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 2.79%
Two or more races 3.02%
Other 1.23%

Gender

Male (46.4%)
Female (53.6%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 29%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Rock the Block, Homecoming and Spring Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Dance Club, Fitchburg Activities Board, Greek Life and Improv Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

310
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 190
Part-time - 120
Male - 143
Female - 167
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