Fitchburg State University Summary

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The Hammond Campus Center

Basic Statistics

Location
Fitchburg, MA
Website
www.fitchburgstate.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
3,430
Part-Time Undergrads
742
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$8,710
Out-of-State Tuition
$14,790
Room & Board
$8,344
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1350–1660
Average ACT Scores
19–23

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Affordable
  • Small class sizes
  • There are tons of clubs and organizations to join.
  • A very friendly and respectful campus

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Dining hall food-it's not a home-cooked meal.
  • Half commuter, quiet weekends
  • Located in the city-sometimes there are situations that are dangerous in the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Lots of smokers

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Fitchburg is a small school with 3,500 undergraduates. The campus is thriving throughout the week but does die down on weekends. Many students are Massachusetts residents, and many students have cars on campus, which makes traveling easy on weekends. However, the first week or two of the school year is when many students stay on campus to make new friends.

The professors really do their best to get to know each and every student. They have open office hours when students can ask questions about papers or projects or just have conversations with their professors. Most classes are never larger than 25 students. The top majors on campus are communications, education, and nursing. The communications department is one of the top departments in the entire country. Each student in the department is required to complete an internship in the final semester before graduation.

Job placement after graduation can go either way for students, depending on how aggressive you are in the process, you could find some great opportunities right away, or you could be searching for a while. The Career Services office on campus is always willing to help students work on résumés, search for internships, apply for jobs during or after school, and prepare for job interviews.

Fitchburg State Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The support of the teams are relatively good but some sports not might have the same number of people cheering but it depends on what sports the person likes or which friends are on them. The most part the games are good and entertaining the school tries to get the school hype at the beginning of season sports to boost the support for each team.

3 College Freshman

Academics: They have opportunities to go see job sites and to view buildings. They have a group that goes from state to state to view buildings and take a tour to see how it was made, what materials were used and how much it cost.

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Weather: There are a lot of snow days a class cancelations here.

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Off-Campus Dining: There is a decent variety of places to choose from.

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Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of places that look the exact same.

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