4,117
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,255
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
80
80%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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 Jinawa McNeil
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@fitchburgstate.edu
Phone: 978-665-3140
Fax: 978-665-4540

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Science Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
Energy Management And Systems Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
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Theater Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,608
Applied
2,888
Accepted
4,117
Enrolled
80%
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Female Admissions

2,157
Females Applied
1,774
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,451
Males Applied
1,114
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.04
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: 16 core courses

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 532 490 580
SAT Math 523 480 560
ACT Composite 21 19 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

970
In-state
7,050
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,385
Full-time student fees
11,073
Room & board
7,583
Room only
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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

10,255
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,177
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,489
Avg. Loan Aid
1,249
Avg. Grant Aid
6,611
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
76%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met

Student Body

4,117
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.22%
Black or African American 9.69%
White or Caucasian 69.76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 2.65%
Two or more races 3.33%
Other 1.92%

Gender

Male (47.1%)
Female (52.9%)

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 57%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Rock the Block, Student Convocations and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Dance Club, Activities Board, Greek Council and MASSPIRG

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

318
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 210
Part-time - 108