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Reviews 497 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are fine, don't go here unless you know what you want to do for a career and are sure they have what you need. Staff is difficult to deal with at times. Most professors I've had are great.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They have recruiters on campus all the time. They haelp with internships as well.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I wouldn't bother with the Greek Life here. Nothing compared to bigger schools.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People go to the games, but they're not a huge deal and the teams arent that great. Wish they were more important.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's Fitchburg, aka the "dirty burg," there are crack heads walking around everywhere right of campus. There are alot of apartments very close to campus but they're ghetto and some are really gross. Again, It's Fitchburg, so people are robbed there are shootings, the campus itself is pretty safe and I'm not scared driving around Fitchburg but it does happen and there are some areas you should avoid.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Between Fitchburg and surrounding towns there is plenty to eat and all kinds of options. A lot of places deliver. There is also a supermarket within walking distance of campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The parking is bad, especially in the winter with all the snow. you may not see the parking lines and if you park in a space that it is not a designated spot you will get a ticket for about as much as you pay for a parking pass for the entire year. Alot of my professors don't allow more than 3 absences before you fail, which i think is ridiculous.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a Pell grant for the 2014-2015 academic year for over $2,000 dollars that i used for this years tuition, financial aid just recently called me months later to inform me that there was a mistake and are now taking the Pell grant away. I am paying for college on my own, however since I live with my father i recieve little financial aid besides governement loans since they took away the Pell grant. It also took them months to get me my award letter last year.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most parties are at wicked ghetto apartments right off campus. Super packed, no room to move around, hot sweaty and gross. Only thing that is good here is smaller get togethers in a house or apartment off campus. Rarely any good parties, all though spree day (last day of classes) is usually outside all day at different apartments and that is really fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: When the dining hall is busy there tends to be a lack of options because many popular items get taken faster than they get provided. I have the unlimited plan so I have as many options to the dining hall as I want. Other options for using our Fitchburg dollars is at the commuter cafe (subway, BYOB, the pizza place, smoothie place and cafe).

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Applying for housing before I started school was very easy. I requested a roommate and started the year with a forced triple that we decided to stay in. My building is all suites which makes it very easy to meet people and socialize because there are always new people around. For the amount I pay for school compared to some of my friends from home, my room is fantastic. Its spacious, even in the forced triple.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at school are okay. I'm not a big part of it and so I dont know much but some people are involved in sports so I think some people enjoy it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the best for the first two years. After that I personally moved out into my own apartment. The best dorms are Aubuchon. Thats the best dorming building there is. Social atmosphere is okay just on thursdays. Usually most weekends everyone goes home so theres not much to do. The cost of the school is alright compared to other schools but it is pretty expensive to live on campus which is why I only did it for two years. The housing process isnt too bad you just need to be on top of it.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at school is alright. I think it should be bigger and better. We only have 3 sororities and 2 frats. So I definitely think it would be better if we had more. Non-greeks don't like greeks too much just because people involved in greek life are always busy and it seems like their whole life is revolved around just greek life so I feel non-greeks don't like that much.

3 College Junior

Administration: Our campus is not that strict. There are certain things that they are strict about such as; underage drinking, drinking in general, visitation as well but I don't think its ridiculously strict. I think its okay.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The best parties take place on off campus apartments. The parties are great. Very fun and full of life. You have to be invited to the parties you cannot just show up, unless you know the person throwing the party. The apartments get pretty full of people and theres usually no room for chairs which in my opinion is great so everyone can dance! The parties start pretty late and end pretty late unless campus police comes and shuts the party down. But that mostly never happens. I love the parties at Fitchburg State!

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I didn't live on campus

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great professors, willing to help you succeed.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It's safe and fairly near to school

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: great students with great interests

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The police officers do their job and respect you if you respect them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not a lot of healthy variety, but there are a lot of late night fast food chains near by and a few restaurants by the train station that provide some nice variety from dining hall options. The best place is the pizza shop just off campus behind the library. Also, there's a dunkin donuts just off campus by the train station.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to go for an internship, but I feel like FSU would not be the place to do it for my major, as it seems to focus mainly on the nursing program. I think I would have a better time finding an internship for history at a different school, probably one with more museums and a more involved history program.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Fitchburg is kind of a dumpy town, but coming up with the renovations and improvements of the school campus and such, but off campus, the town itself is a little sketchy.


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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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