Description

A mid-sized public college in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Fitchburg State University offers solid academic and professional degrees and a culturally lively campus life for college-bound students from New England and beyond.

With fewer than 8,000 students, Fitchburg is just large enough to provide academic options. Undergraduates may choose from professional degrees or academic arts and science programs such as:

*Architecture
*Computer Science
*Criminal Justice
*Film Production
*Political Science
*Pre-Law
*Pre-Medicine
*Sociology
*Theatre Arts

Master’s degrees are also available in Counseling, English, Education and several other fields.

College life also presents enough options to make for an interesting and eclectic student life experience. Student theatre performances, musical ensembles and an art gallery are some of the cultural arts activities. There are also student publications, academic lectures and student clubs.

Admission requirements for undergraduate students include school transcripts, an essay of intent, recommendation letters from former teachers and SAT or ACT scores. In addition to academic performance, extracurricular activities are considered in the admissions process.

Financial aid is awarded to eligiblee students through grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. Grants, certain types of loans and work-study are based on financial need while most scholarships are based on academic performance. Those who wish to be considered for financial aid must fill out a FAFSA.

Quick Facts about Fitchburg State University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Falcons

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$970

Out-of-State Tuition

$7,050

Retention Rate

78%

Enrollment

6,554

Year Established

1894

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3

5 star
 
4 star
  1 review
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2 star
  1 review
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50% of students gave Fitchburg State University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
2

Detailed Ratings

The school is under construction, it is difficult to get anywhere. PARKING IS TERRIBLE. Academics are okay, no memorable experiences. Tips for prospective students- only go here for the film program. NOTHING ELSE

Former Student - Last Attended 2011

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I think the school has very good academics and the professors are great. Things to do in Fitchburg are limited! Not a great area safety wise. I wouldn't feel safe walking after dark, especially alone.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
4,057
Freshman Class
731
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
6,554

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
62%
Graduate
38%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
94%
Part-Time
6%

Gender of Students

Women
56%
Men
44%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
3%
African American
3%
Caucasian
78%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
15%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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