C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Fitchburg State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Fitchburg State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Fitchburg State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,833/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,359/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,149/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,849/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,857/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,158/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,466Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    33%
  • Normal
    33%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Chill
    7%
  • Hardworking
    4%
  • Show up for class in the morning, party at night
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Growing
    50%
  • Small
    23%
  • Modern
    15%
  • Slowly developing
    8%
  • Timesink
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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Fitchburg State University Reviews

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It's great here, I met a lot of close friends whom I currently live with in a suite with this year. Since it is not a huge school you get to know a lot of people and can feel yourself as a part of the campus life in Fitchburg State. Much appreciated are the small changes such as the basketball court and better food. Not going to lie, the surrounding city of Fitchburg is not pretty to look at but if you stay on campus, you'll be fine and enjoy yourself. Campus police takes their job very serious and make sure no one is in danger at all times. Some of the athletes here can be full of themselves but it's very easy to avoid dealing with them (unless their drunk at a party when you have to knock them out). I'd have to say the majors that Fitchburg State is most recognized for are the Exercise and Sport Science, Nursing, Film and Business. The professors here are really cool and all of them are very passionate of what they teach. Love this place, best state school in Massachusetts hands down, and I've visited many schools.

Proud to be a falcon! Class of 2018.
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My first time being at Fitchburg state was for a party but being there i seen how beautiful the campus was , i got a good look at Fitchburgs library the tall glass windows and the whole room filled with books and the handful of people on the computers doing research. It made me feel like i wanted to go to college and be one of those people to turn down a night of partying to finish up homework in the library because my dorm is just "to quiet", i also got to witness how everyone interacted with eachother, it was legit all love and support, the party was a "rep your flag" event where we all bring a flag from where ever we came from and we represent it for the night and i think that made Fitchburg stand out to me because it helped to open my eyes and see the diversity in the school. The thought that we all come from different paths of life and we all made it here to celebrate
Even if you don't attend many sporting events, there is always a way to find out how the sports teams are doing. School spirit is shown all through out campus with the Fitchburg State gear everyone wears! This shows that we support our school and all fans for sporting events rock out in the school colors.