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Reviews 510 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very passionate of what they teach. I'd have to say the most passionate professors would have to be from the Exercise and Sport Science department. Completely stacked with people whom have the best experiences in the field.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Could be better. Don't rely on a degree to work for you, you have to rely on the research you put into the job market and apply what you can offer to potential employers in order to succeed and find a career in life.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Love my suite in Aubuchon. Living with some of my close friends I met my freshman year in Fitchburg State. They frequently maintain the dorms in the building. The only thing I would have to say that was bad about the buildings are the guest policies. You have to sign guests in if they live in a different building and if they don't go to the school they must bring a state ID or license.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The recreational center at Fitchburg State is pretty good. Sports teams are pretty good. Clubs are fun.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's great here, I met a lot of close friends whom I currently live with in a suite with this year. Since it is not a huge school you get to know a lot of people and can feel yourself as a part of the campus life in Fitchburg State. Much appreciated are the small changes such as the basketball court and better food. Not going to lie, the surrounding city of Fitchburg is not pretty to look at but if you stay on campus, you'll be fine and enjoy yourself. Campus police takes their job very serious and make sure no one is in danger at all times. Some of the athletes here can be full of themselves but it's very easy to avoid dealing with them (unless their drunk at a party when you have to knock them out). I'd have to say the majors that Fitchburg State is most recognized for are the Exercise and Sport Science, Nursing, Film and Business. The professors here are really cool and all of them are very passionate of what they teach. Love this place, best state school in Massachusetts hands down, and I've visited many schools.

Proud to be a falcon! Class of 2018.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: on campus support is a well known resource to new and returning students

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is very welcoming and friendly. The price is low compared to private schools, but still an astronomical price to pay for a necessary education. The social atmosphere is exciting if you know where to be. Finally the staff make the school worth while. They actually seem to care about the well being of students and each other.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For the most part housing at Fitchburg State is wonderful, but rather expensive. As a freshman you get crammed into a forced triple the size of a single at other parts of the campus. Additionally, to live in a nontraditional dorm, a townhouse for example, you must first be lucky with a lottery number, but also have the extra cash to pay for the 600$ a semester difference.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I myself am a little biased because I chose greek life as an incoming freshman. I chose Sigma Tau Gamma National Fraternity in the fall of 2014, my freshman year, and I love it. It gave me not only close friends and skills to communicate but also connections with alumni that I would have never dreamed of.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams at my school are somewhat talented but lack the pride that I see supporting other state schools. This might be do to the fact that we have division 3 teams but alas, not a lot of school spirit is shown to the best of my knowledge.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've gotten to know plenty of amazing people and gained knowledge that I had never dreamed of, but the cost of schooling at even a state school today is always a looming factor that contributes to the stress of the college environment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Lots of options for housing on campus. There's traditional dorms, suites, and apartments.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Tons of parties Thursdays through Saturdays. Some of them are pretty packed, but if you play sports or join Greek life you'll definitely know someone throwing one. There's also a ton a bars to go to if you're 21+.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of parties all weekend. I think it makes the experience that much better.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's just D3 but students still get very involved. A lot of people I know got recruited from other states to play here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The areas not so great, but the campus is amazing. They have plenty of police around and you can call them up to get a ride any time.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's small school Greek life, but it's still Greek life. They do a variety of charity work and are very tight knit. A lot of them party a lot, but that's just college for you.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse and accepting campus. It's actually refreshing to see.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Tons of majors to choose from. Professors are great for the most part, but I'd definitely check rate my professor.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not a dry campus, so that's nice. Mostly just weed and alcohol, and you only get caught if you're not smart about it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are challenging but are easy to do well in with a little bit of hard work. Lots of resources to help you out.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great internship opportunities. This school definitely has connections.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from this school for me is vital as I am pursuing a career in nursing. Fitchburg State's Bachelors RN program has one of the highest rates for passing NCLEX which was extremely important to me when considering my choice of schools. Internships to hospitals, clinics and other facilities are an important part of the learning process for this career path and they have exceeded my expectations. While in my third year in Fitchburg's nursing program I can say it has definitely been one of the most challenging journey's, but I believe it will have prepared me to pass my boards and achieve my goals of becoming a nurse.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Super friendly kids. Great D3 sports, academic program challenging

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like Fitchburg State University, especially the professors are always helpful and guide you through class process-picking out classes, there's a lot of ways to get help!

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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.

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