87%

Acceptance Rate

$6,975

Avg.Financial Aid

002184

FAFSA Code

About Fitchburg State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,199

Website

www.fitchburgstate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Fitchburg State University(FSU) is a public university which is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.Over 3,500 undergraduate and 1,650 graduate students enrolled for a total student body enrollment of 5,200 in the university. University was founded in 1894 as State Normal School in Fitchburg. 

FSU offers 56 undergraduate majors and concentrations in 25 departments from Biology to Pre-Professional Programs. Also the faculty offers more than 40 graduate and certificate programs and the university no longer requires the GRE and GMAT for entrance. University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

  • University has over 3,500 undergraduate and 1,650 graduate students continuing their education.

  • University provides scholarships on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership and extracurricular activities.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 87%.

  • The student to faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • The male female percentage ratio in the university is 47:53.

  • Based on the U.S. News data, FSU is an easy school to get admitted. 

  • Based on the U.S. News data, Visual and Performing Arts, Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Multidisciplinary Studies are among the most popular majors.


Online Education at Fitchburg State University

The university offers 15 online programs across 5 disciplines including Nursing, Business Management, History, Education, and Information Technology programs.The online platform is specifically designed for students looking to improve career opportunities by enhancing professional knowledge. The time schedule of the online program is flexible thus easily incorporated into the busy routine of a working professional. For instance, Fitchburg State University online MBA program instills skills to prepare leader’s in the changing business marketplace.


Reviews

Some student reviews about the university are given below

  • The campus is very 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.

  • Scenic campus, warm people and informative academics. The community is very welcoming an everyone feels like a part of a large family. The professors are willing to assist the students and mold the best out of them. The dorms are spacious and clean.

  • Every member in the community puts great emphasis on involvement and thus provides as a support system whatever your interests may be. The food is healthy and tasty. The professors are extremely qualified and very helpful. They are ready to walk that extra mile to help the students who find it difficult grasping the syllabus. The non-teaching staff is also very considerate to guide the freshers through their campus life.

Location & Contact

Address

160 Pearl St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 9783452151
Fax: 9783452151
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Rankings

Based on the U.S. News, #108th in Regional University North.

Other than this Villanova University ranks:

  • #51th in Top performers on Social Mobility.

  • #34th in Top Public Schools.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

87%

SAT Range

1000 - 1150

ACT Range

19 - 25

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Fitchburg State University is quite an easy school with higher chances to get admitted in, with the acceptance rate of 87%. Last year, over 4,164 undergraduate applicants were admitted into the faculty. Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores.

The SAT score should be in 1030 or above and an ACT score should be20 or above. The GPA requirement is 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale.

Guidelines for applying to FSU are given below:

  • Submit the common application with the Member School Section for FSU.

  • Ask your school counselor to send the Secondary School Report Form and your official High School Transcript.

  • FSU offers the option of self-report of the SAT or ACT.

  • All non-native English speakers are also required to submit either official TOEFL or IELTS results.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,309

Average Annual Cost

$970

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$9,384

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,072

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,150

Total One Year Cost

$24,576

The average annual cost of University varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for.

The average annual list price to attend the university on a full time basis is $24,576 per year for In-state applicants, which comprises $970 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies, $11,072 for room and board and $9,384 for other fees. 

For out-state applicants, the annual cost to attend is $30,656 which comprises $7,050 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies, $11,072 for room and board and $2,150 for other expenses.

Although scholarships are provided by the university on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership and participation in extracurricular activities according to both in their schools and their communities. University’s merit-based scholarships are offered through the Presidential Scholarship Program.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

73%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

40%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

50%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

114 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

90 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

76 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

61 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

60 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

59 Graduates

Biology, General

53 Graduates

Psychology, General

41 Graduates

Human Services, General

39 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

38 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

34 Graduates

History

31 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

26 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

19 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

18 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

17 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

14 Graduates

Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

12 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

11 Graduates

Computer Science

11 Graduates

Sociology

11 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

8 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

7 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

Economics

4 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

4 Graduates

Chemistry

3 Graduates

Political Science and Government

3 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

3 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

3 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

1 Graduates

Environmental Control Technologies/...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,163

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

36%

Full-time

80%

Part-time

20%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

2% Unknown

11% Black

12% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0 Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

9%

Out Of State

91%

In State

0

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$71,253 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

57%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,582/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,490/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,490/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Falcon

School Colors

yellow and green

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New England Football Conference

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$21,900

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$227 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,975

Students Receiving Federal Grants

47%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,729

Students Receiving State Aid

62%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,355

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,013

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,714

$30K - $48K

$8,604

$48K - $75K

$5,543

$75K - $110K

$2,098

> $110K

$587

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,886,975

Fitchburg State University provides financial aid  in the form of scholarships and grants. University’s Office of Financial Assistance is available to help students and their families through the financial aid application process. In order to access the  financial aid of  the university, the applicant has to fill the FAFSA form.

By learning about the various sources of aid and the application process, you can make sure that you get the most financial aid as possible. Completing the application process prior to the assigned deadlines will give you the better opportunity to secure your financial aid.

FSU’s college code number for FAFSA 002184

  • University’s average financial aid package for incoming first year students is $14,717.

  • Approximately 91% of class receives financial assistance. 

  • Federal Direct Stafford loan is a federally guaranteed student loan administered by the university offered for graduate students.

  • Nursing loans are offered for undergraduate students from the Federal Government. 

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