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Fitchburg State University
  • 4 Year
  • FITCHBURG, MA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Fitchburg State is a public university located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,164 undergraduate students. The Fitchburg State acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 58% of students, Fitchburg State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,500.

About

160 PEARL ST
FITCHBURG, MA 01420
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

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
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1150
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,237 / 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
$6,809 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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. 54 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 54 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,164 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
879
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Normal
    31%
  • Interesting
    28%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Chill
    8%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Family
    3%
  • Hardworking
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 59 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Growing
    39%
  • Small
    22%
  • Modern
    11%
  • Slowly developing
    11%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Affordable
    3%
  • inclusive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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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