Fitchburg State

Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, United States
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Overview of Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg State)

About this school

Fitchburg State, founded in 1894, is a public, comprehensive college. Its 45-acre campus is located near downtown Fitchburg, 55 miles northwest of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,117
    • Men:1,939 (47.1%)
    • Women:2,178 (52.9%)

Location

Admission Information (Fitchburg State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fitchburg State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
160 Pearl Street
City, State, Zip
Fitchburg, MA  01420-2697
Phone
(978) 665-3144
Fax
(978) 665-4540
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
16 core courses required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 3,608 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 2,157 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,451 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,121 (39%) of 2,888 admitted students enrolled
Women
586 (33%) of 1,774 admitted students enrolled
Men
535 (48%) of 1,114 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.04
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
523 average |480-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
532 average |490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Fitchburg State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,155|Out-of-state: $16,235
  • Room & Board: - $10,676 (79.93411200958371%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (5.989817310572027%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,880 (14.076070679844264%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fitchburg State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002184
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
733 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
548 (74.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
525 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$10,177
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 403 (76.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,027
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 469 (89.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,507
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 266 (50.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
57 (7.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,417

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,002 (87.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,281 (76.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,194 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$10,255
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,622 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,611
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,945 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,282
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 830 (37.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
171 (5.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,249

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,316
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,525

Academics & Instruction (Fitchburg State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


210

Part-Time Faculty


108

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
222,667

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fitchburg State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


56.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.7%

Programs & Majors (Fitchburg State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Photography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Health Communication
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Middle School Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (Fitchburg State)

Location & Geography

Population


40,383

Nearest Metropolitan Area


78 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Fitchburg
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Fitchburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


57% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Falcon
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Fitchburg State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, dance club, activities board, greek council, masspirg

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,386

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,117
Women
2,178
Men
1,939

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 9.7% Black/African-American
  • 12.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 70.0% White
  • 1.9% Unknown

International Students


0.4% from 5 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,958

Student Resources (Fitchburg State)

Study resources