Fitchburg State is a public university located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,386 undergraduate students. The Fitchburg State acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Cinematography and Video Production. Graduating 60% of students, Fitchburg State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Most Popular Majors
Cinematography and Video Production66 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities61 Graduates
Exercise Physiology60 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies56 Graduates
Human Services39 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering Technician33 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
Fitchburg State University Reviews
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.
The school and professors are great. The resources on campus are amazing. You really do get your moneys worth. That being said the food is terrible and never fails to upset my stomach! It’s too expensive for what is offered. There is never anything new and it has no flavor. Financial aid office always loses paperwork and that makes it difficult for us to get our money on time. Other than that the school is excellent and some classes although challenging are very interesting.
I knew this was the school for me as soon as I stepped foot on campus! This campus is so welcoming and there are so many resources to use. Professors here care and do not want you to fail. It is a small school, so you connect better with professors, friends, and other college help.