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
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Scores Range
900-1110
ACT Scores Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Fitchburg State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,715/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,897/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,508/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,460/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,366/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,419Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    35%
  • Normal
    31%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Chill
    8%
  • Hardworking
    4%
  • Show up for class in the morning, party at night
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Growing
    52%
  • Small
    24%
  • Modern
    12%
  • Slowly developing
    8%
  • Timesink
    4%

After Fitchburg State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
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

Fitchburg State University Reviews

600 reviews
All Categories
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.
Review Fitchburg State University
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.
My time at Fitchburg State has been great. This school has excellent faculty, and an astounding community that takes pride in being a falcon. Extracurriculars are great, there's a wide variety and something for everyone. Building hours such as the library and dining halls could be improved, and the quality and quantity of food services could be increased, but other than that, Fitchburg State is wonderful.