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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 3,386 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.
About Fitchburg State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
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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

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1140
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,649/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,203/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,206/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,716/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,895/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,898/ year
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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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,386Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    32%
  • Normal
    29%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Chill
    10%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Hardworking
    3%
  • Show up for class in the morning, party at night
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Growing
    47%
  • Small
    23%
  • Modern
    13%
  • Slowly developing
    10%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Timesink
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
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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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.
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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.