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  1. Academics
    C+
  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 is a public university located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,319 undergraduate students. The Fitchburg State acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 61% of students, Fitchburg State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.
160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football

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.

FSC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1150
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,309/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,975/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

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
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    68%
  • On Campus
    29%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,319Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
844
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Normal
    32%
  • Interesting
    29%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Chill
    9%
  • Family
    3%
  • Hardworking
    3%
  • Show up for class in the morning, party at night
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Growing
    40%
  • Small
    23%
  • Modern
    11%
  • Slowly developing
    11%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • inclusive
    3%
  • Inconsiderate
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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I have transferred to Fitchburg State University starting this fall 2020. Although due to the covid-19 lots of things have changed where I cannot directly view in person how the campus is like. But so far their admission has given me a warm welcome. Guiding me to be prepared with the admission process smoothly. It has been providing me with lots of help and their services. There is always a faculty representative to help me out with any questions I need. Their school website and other social media have provided many insights on how the students personally like Fitchburg state and also help us as new students with any question we have too. I cannot wait to start in fall 2020!
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I loved how comfortable I felt the second I toured the school. Everyone was so nice and welcoming! As I toured I felt like I was already at home, already putting together the pieces to where everything was. To make everything better, I knew one of professors so I had the amazing opportunity to see one of the classrooms. With such an amazing student-teacher ratio and amazing professors, I could see myself in one of their classrooms. While on the tour, I was able to eat at the dining hall which was also very clean and had good food! It was a plus that they had an ice cream machine. The dorms were also an spectacular space because there was a common area where you could mingle with other dormers. Being close to where I grew up, I could really see myself at Fitchburg State.
I love Fitchburg State University. The campus is the prefect size, everything is so close together and the community is extremely close knit truly enabling it to feel like a home away from home. The clubs on campus work hard to plan events and programming that will engage the community, and they often succeed thus creating a fun, yet safe, environment for all students. I am so glad that I settled on Fitchburg State because it is by far the best place ever!