Fitchburg State University

591 reviews
  1. Fitchburg, MA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Fitchburg State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
900-1110
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,715/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,897/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,508/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,460/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,366/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
62%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,419Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    50%
  • Normal
    42%
  • Chill
    8%
  • Friendly
    0%
  • Hardworking
    0%
  • Show up for class in the morning, party at night
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Growing
    50%
  • Small
    40%
  • Timesink
    10%
  • Modern
    0%
  • Slowly developing
    0%

After Fitchburg State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

591 reviews
  • Excellent
    47
  • Very Good
    192
  • Average
    290
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    25
I love the professors here. The courses are interesting and diverse. I've have one bad professor, but I ask friends before signing up for courses now so that won't happen again. The social scene is amazing here. There are so many clubs and it's easy to join. Greek life is probably the best choice I've made and I definitely recommend it. The parties are awesome and easy to find Thursday through Saturday. Overall, I love this school and I'm happy I chose this place.
  • College Sophomore
  • 14 days ago
My overall experience at school so far has been okay. It has had great experiences as well as very bad experiences. My favorite experiences have been centered around social time or events with my friends and other members of the community. Although my experience has not been too bad, I would like to transfer to a different school.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
Although I have only attended my school for a semester so far, I still love it. All of the students and faculty there are extremely nice and always trying to help out. We have a lot of fun activities always going on around campus. For me, this is the perfect school because the campus is small which makes it easier to have more time to work with the professors one-on-one in class.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago