Fitchburg, MA
Tuition (in-state)
$14,790 ($8,710)
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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is a good environment and very accepting of people. Everyone is fairly nice.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Fitchburg state is very diverse. I see people of all different nationalities and from different parts of the United States.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is very diverse in most senses of the word: sexuality, race, religion, economics. The students and professors are all usually very accepting people from all walks of life.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: From my observations, I have noticed that there are a lot of African American students on campus, and it seems that they are all treated fairly and equally

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Fitchburg State does a successful job of included accpetance and diversity on campus. Through clubs, sports teams, and Greek life is where you will be the most exposed. My sorority is very diverse among sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity/race.


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  • 289th
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  • 966th
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  • 1108th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bekka Farquharson
Natick, MA
Professional Communications
Grad Year
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There are many different religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations on campus. These groups often form cliques and stay together in the dining hall and classes. However, many people try to venture outside of these groups and hang out with many different people. There are a lot of clubs and organizations on campus that cater to specific ethnicities and religions, but they are not exclusive. There are also a handful of students that come from different countries overseas for their study abroad program.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 35%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 18%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 87%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a GSA organization on our campus. They organize a lot of events on campus, including the very popular Drag Show in early spring.
Political Activity
The Student Government Association has a lot of say around campus. They are the go-to club if there is an issue with anything related to Fitchburg State.
Economic Status
There is a large range of economic situations among students. About 80 percent of Fitchburg students receive financial aid. There are also plenty of opportunities to apply for scholarships on and off campus. Many of the departments on campus also hire student employees through out the year.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is the most common religion. There is a Christian Fellowship club on campus, as well as weekly services.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Asian Culture Society, Black Student Union (BSU), Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 41% Not sure
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 15% Moderate
  • 15% Liberal
  • 19% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 11% Moderate
  • 37% Not sure
  • 33% Liberal
  • 15% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 27 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 27 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 7% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 21% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 68% Very accepting.
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