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FITCHBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS

Fitchburg, MassachusettsLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1894Established Year
  7075Enrollment

Fitchburg State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Fitchburg State University is a public university located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts that came into existence in 1894. This prestigious institute of the US Education System is dedicated to integrate high quality professional courses with strong liberal arts and science studies. It comprises only a single campus which consists of 48 buildings.

The university provides more than 30 undergraduate and 22 graduate degree programs to its aspirants from across the globe. Admissions at Fitchburg State University are offered on a rolling basis round the year and require a non refundable fee of 50 USD from its applicants. Every year, the university receives more than 7,500 applications and admits them at an acceptance rate of nearly 87% which makes it a lightly selective institute to study in the USA.

Rankings

  • As per the rankings of the U.S. News, Fitchburg State University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Regional Universities North is 108.
  • It is ranked >600 in US rankings 2020 as per The World University Rankings.

Highlights

Typepublic
Campus SettingUrban
EndowmentUSD 21.07 million
Campus Housing Capacity57%
Application Fee50 USD
Acceptance rate87%
Season of IntakeRolling
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk800-705-9692
admissions@fitchburgstate.edu

Programs, Campus and Accomodation

Campus

  • The campus of the university is spread over 60 acres and consists of a total of 48 buildings out of which six are around 100 years old.
  • It comprises over 7500 students out of which 4200 are undergraduates and 3300 are graduates.
  • There are a total of 60 diverse, student-run clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, musical programs, academic honor societies and special interest groups are there in this university.
  • This deemed university comprises only a single campus which offers numerous programs in various disciplines at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level.
  • Student Affairs consists of numerous offices that look after the needs of the students including leadership development, housing options, public service, career exploration and community engagement and several others.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

  • The institute offers housing facilities to students in its various residence halls. However, students can also opt for housing options outside the university campus.
  • The university campus comprises four residence halls and three apartment communities.
  • Some of the alternatives are namely Aubuchon Hall, Cedar Street House, Herlihy Hall, Mara Village, among others.
  • Half of the undergraduate student population lives in campus residences.
  • The Residence life offered by the university encourages personal development of students through in-hall courses, academic and social activities and is also responsible for ensuring that students will get an atmosphere perfect for learning.
  • Five types of meal options are offered to students who are staying on the university's campus.
  • A large number of amenities such as laundry, recreation areas, common rooms etc. are available to students who stay on campus.
  • Students who wish to stay in the residence hall of the university are required to fill the housing application form available on the official website of the university and submit the same.
  • The cost of the residencies ranges between 3,695 to 5,379 USD per semester.

Courses

  • The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students with more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 Master’s degree programs.
  • Special orientation seminars are organized for students enrolled in any of the programs offered by this deemed university.
  • The university offers students an opportunity to find a wide range of educational opportunities and courses in the college campus.
  • The most popular majors offered at the university are- Communication, Photography, Journalism, Anthropology, Nursing, Mathematics, Performing Arts and Psychology.

Fitchburg State University Application Process

Application Portal: Visit the admissions page on the official website of the Fitchburg State University and apply to the course you wish to apply for.

Application fee: 50 USD

Application Deadlines: Rolling Admissions

Supporting Documents:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English language proficiency scores with minimum scores being TOEFL iBT – 79; TOEFL PBT – 550; IELTS- 6.5 or equivalent
  • ACT/SAT or GMAT/GRE scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Health certificate
  • Resume for the ones with job experience/prior experience
  • Visa/passport
  • Graduation rate: 53%, student retention rate: 73%

Note: Applicants of any program other than Nursing are not required to submit their SAT or ACT scores as a part of their application.

Fitchburg State University Cost of Attendance

An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below. All the prospective aspirants of the institute are encouraged to take a look at the table and plan their finances in advance accordingly.

Name of the ParameterCost (per year)
Tuition Fee27,896 USD
Books1000 USD
Transportation350 – 1000 USD
Personal Expenses1500 USD
Student Health Insurance3444 USD

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

The institute offers numerous scholarships for international students to study in the USA and the applicants are required to apply for any of the scholarships they are eligible for at the time of application for admission. More than 76% of the students receive some kind of financial aid.

Several scholarships, awards, grants, loans, aids, work study etc. are offered to students by this deemed university. The scholarship amount is adjusted in the university bill and the final bill is handed over to the student. On an average a total of 40 million USD is awarded to students in the form of financial aid.

Financial Aid Package for International Students

ScholarshipMerit Based: Awarded to new students seeking admission to any of the programs in the university/Need Based: Awarded to new and returning students.
Work StudyThis program offers jobs to undergraduate and graduate students who require financial aid.
LoansDifferent types of interest free loan options are available to students who are financially weak to support them in their studies.

Alumni Network

The institute has over 46,000 alumni who are offered with numerous advantages including access to offers made by the Credit Union of the University, Alumni Debit Card, Alumni Rewards Visa Credit Card, Alumni Select, free access to library and health & fitness services and many more.

A few notable alumni of the Fitchburg State University, USA are as follows:

  • Peter H. Reynolds – Author and Illustrator of children’s books
  • Robert Cormier – American Author and Journalist
  • Michael Bavaro – Film maker
  • Bert Jacobs – Football Manager
  • Patricia Deegan – Advocate, Psychologist and Researcher

Placements

Fitchburg State University, USA organizes a large number of career fairs for its students like Fall Career Fair, Startup Career Fair, Workshops, Creative Industries Career Fair, Civil and Environmental Career Fair, and many more which facilitate students in getting good jobs.

An average salary of the university alumni after 10 years of graduation is supposed to be around 44,000 USD per year.

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Fitchburg State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population11434
FAFSA Code002184
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$7,050 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-6.5- -
TOEFL-79- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10559701140 92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing535490580-
Mathematics520480560-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211923 7%
English211923-
Mathematics211923-

Fitchburg State University Acceptance Rate

80.0%

Acceptance Rate

3608

Total Applicants

11434

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

30.4%

Male

69.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program80.0%
Total Applicants5953
Total Enrolled4765
Graduate
Graduate Programs80.0%
Total Applicants8332
Total Enrolled6669

Fitchburg State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Fitchburg State University Enrollment11434
Undergraduate Enrollment4765
Graduate Enrollment6669
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate46.3%

Attendance Cost

$7,050

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$7,050 / Year
Post Graduate Program$9,570 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,676 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,150 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,380 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,200 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,500 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
59802464351611
+1-978-665-3000
TELEPHONE
160 Pearl St., MA 01420-2697
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NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


Book Store

Fitchburg State University Bookstore0.24 Km
Hammond Hall0.24 Km
That's Entertainment2.18 Km
Barnes & Noble6.03 Km
The Paper Store6.04 Km

Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy0.97 Km
Walgreens Pharmacy1.02 Km
Easy Care Pharmacy1.41 Km
Pharma Care1.41 Km
Walmart Pharmacy2.43 Km
Hannaford Pharmacy4.28 Km
Sytex Rx5.96 Km
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Shopping Mall

Wallace Plaza(Market Basket)1.46 Km
Total Health Connection3.12 Km
Parkhill Plaza3.12 Km
Hilton leominster5.43 Km
Michell's7.04 Km
The Mall at Whitney Field7.78 Km
Proactiv Kiosk7.93 Km
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Airport

Fitchburg Paper Company Heliport3.46 Km
Fitchburg Municipal Airport - KFIT4.72 Km
Fitchburg NDB FIT 3654.89 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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