Fitchburg State University Rankings

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In the World#4315 of 14178
In North America#1204 of 2629
In the United States#1130 of 2528
In Massachusetts#51 of 90
In Fitchburg#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
88%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
4,043
Graduates
3,208
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Fitchburg State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate88%84%91%
Applicants2,9021,1321,770
Admissions2,5649511,613
Freshmen enrolled full time671316355
Freshmen enrolled part time211

896 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,787 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
458 or 68%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Fitchburg State University are 990-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
24 or 4%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Fitchburg State University are 19-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White5131 (71%)
Hispanic680 (9%)
Black or African American559 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown406 (6%)
Asian185 (3%)
Two or more races182 (3%)
Nonresident Alien98 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,809
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$970$3,186
Tuition in-state$970$3,186
Tuition out-of-state$7,050$3,186
Fee in-district$9,535$2,556
Fee in-state$9,535$2,556
Fee out-of-state$9,535$2,556

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,736
Combined charge for room and board$11,293
Room charge$7,713
Meal charge$3,580

Fitchburg State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General92198
Curriculum and Instruction168
Special Education and Teaching, General6106
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse92
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General88
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General66
Biology & Biological Sciences, General512
Computer Science2423
Cinematography and Film & Video Production45
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies423
Psychology, General40
Accounting33
Human Services, General31
Speech Communication and Rhetoric273
Industrial Technology & Technician29
Exercise Physiology28
Game and Interactive Media Design27
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1511
Design and Visual Communications, General19
Elementary Education and Teaching98
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education124
History, General114
Political Science and Government, General14
Criminal Justice & Police Science12
Creative Writing11
English Language and Literature, General82
Nursing Practice9
Sociology8
Architectural Technology & Technician7
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services7
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor7
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management6
Geology & Earth Science, General5
Photography5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General5
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology4
Chemistry, General4
Economics, General4
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics4
Geography3
English & Language Arts Teacher Education3
History Teacher Education3
Energy Management and Systems Technology & Technician3
Mathematics, General3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General3
Mathematics Teacher Education2
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching11
Art Teacher Education2
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia1
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education1
Secondary School Administration & Principalship1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education1
Grand Total783684
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate58%53%62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
473
Citations
6,477

Publication count by topic

Psychology
86
Medicine
56
Computer science
48
Political science
48
Biology
33
Sociology
30
Mathematics
25
Engineering
21
History
17
Economics
15
Art
14
Business
11
Chemistry
11
Geography
9
Philosophy
7
Environmental science
5
Physics
4
Geology
3

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science1447394
Psychology20372,111
History212211
Art22966
Medicine23452,166
Geography313793
Sociology321355
Biology3696676
Geology371317
Engineering3784114
Mathematics3967138
Computer science4243185
Business428131
Environmental science429635
Economics434115
Chemistry4781133

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199058
1991814
19921416
1993516
1994325
1995437
1996947
1997860
1998475
1999164
20001754
20011117
20021197
2003976
200413127
2005896
200611182
20079190
200813258
20099247
201014279
201113303
201216340
201323342
201423416
201521408
201628471
201730448
201835362
201921420
202029456

General info

Alternative namesFSU
Fitchburg State
Founded1894
WikipediaFitchburg State University
MottoYou Fit Here
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff634
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 01420-2697
United States
City population40,000
Phone9783452151
Fax+1 (978) 665 3693

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