Overview

Applicants
3,104
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
9%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
34%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 560
SAT Math
460 - 560
SAT Writing
450 - 540
ACT Composite
19 - 23

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
274
with Terminal Degree
194

143
Men
131
Women
25
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neurobiology and Behavior

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$970
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$7,050
Required Fees
$7,330
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,172
Out of State
8%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

1.77%
Asian
3.86%
African-American
6.15%
Hispanic
81.75%
Caucasian
4.42%
Unknown

54% female
46% male
8% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
41%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
70%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dawn K. Stevenson, MEd, OTR/L

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation including a cognitive and achievement testing.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Letter from an appropriate diagnostician along with any relevant neuropsychological testing.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
1

1% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Falcons)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Falcons)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
71

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
28

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Hewlett Packard Apple Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Pamela McCafferty
Dean of Enrollment Management

Address
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Phone
978-665-3144

Email
admissions@fitchburgstate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Recreation Center
Student Center Lounge
Campus Dining Hall
Commuter Cafe
Computer Labs

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Cinema World
Fenway Park
Fitchburg Art Museum
Boston Theater District
There are many natural areas and parks nearby that provide opportunities for hiking, biking and other outdoor recreational activities.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:30 - 2:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
selected Saturdays throughout the year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@fitchburgstate.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City and regional taxi service, city and regional bus service, campus service to local shopping areas, commuter rail to Boston, Amtrack from Boston or Worcester. Closest airports Manchester, NH and Logan/Boston.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions to the College: Fitchburg State is located in a residential section of Fitchburg, the urban center of North Worcester County. It is approximately 25 miles north of Worcester, 50 miles west of Boston and 15 miles south of New Hampshire. The compact campus of 32 buildings is easily accessible by car, bus, or train from all areas of New England. By car: From within Massachusetts: Take Interstate 91, 190 or 495 to Rte. 2 to the Rte. 12 North exit (31B). Travel north on Route 12 for 2.8 miles, then turn right immediately after Enterprise Car Rental. Turn right again, on Main St., after crossing the bridge. Take the second left onto North Street (at the Dunkin' Donuts). The college is located three blocks up. Green and white Fitchburg State College signs are positioned on posts and poles about 10 feet off the ground. From New Hampshire: Take Rte. 12, 13 or 31 to Fitchburg. From Connecticut: Take either Interstate 91 or 84 to the Massachusetts Turnpike, exiting north on to Interstate 290 in Auburn. Follow 290 to Interstate 190 north to Rte. 2, and follow directions given above for Massachusetts locations. From Rhode Island: Take Rte. 146 north to Interstate 290 through Worcester exiting onto Interstate 190. Follow instructions for Massachusetts locations.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard by Marriott, Fitchburg Four Points Sheraton, Leominster Super 8, Leominster Wachusett Village Inn, Westminster