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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC+
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.
Fitchburg State University Rankings
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- 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.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 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 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!
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!