Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

About Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,223
Student Age% Under 2553%
 % 25 and Over45%
 % Age Unknown2%
Attendance Type% Full-time54%
 % Part-time46%
Race/Ethnicity% White77.3%
 % Black2.9%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino2.9%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown14.4%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted64%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled32%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT9%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800560 / 800
 SAT Writing450 / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite19 / 3623 / 36
 ACT English / 36
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math / 36 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,800
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,880
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid86%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants64%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,064
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,940
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,850
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,000
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,500

Neighborhood Data for the Fitchburg Area

Median Age34.3
Median Household Income$48,064
Total Population40,286
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total50.3% 49.7%
 Age 0-955.1%44.9%
 Age 10-1750.9%49.1%
 Age 18-2457.0%43.0%
 Age 25-2946.5%53.5%
 Age 30-3950.0%50.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White80.8%
 % Black4.1%
 % Asian3.6%
 % Latino21.0%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,064
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,940
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$690
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50029.0%48.5%5.3%
 $500 to $74943.3%25.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99921.0%21.4%40.3%
 Over $10006.7%4.2%26.7%
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