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Fitchburg State University is a public institution situated in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Fitchburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$25,824 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
85% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Fitchburg State University?


Contact details for Fitchburg State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
Phone: 978-665-3000

How Do I Get Into Fitchburg State?

You can apply to Fitchburg State online at:

Admission Requirements for Fitchburg State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fitchburg State?

85% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
Since Fitchburg State has an acceptance rate of 85%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to Fitchburg State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fitchburg State University  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Fitchburg State University  ( 490 to 590 )
Fitchburg State received ACT scores from 2% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 26. Composite scores were between 18 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Fitchburg State University  ( 15 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Fitchburg State University  ( 17 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Fitchburg State University  ( 18 to 25 )

Can I Afford Fitchburg State University?

$25,824 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fitchburg State is $25,824. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fitchburg State, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,441 a year. That adds up to $25,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fitchburg State is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Fitchburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,506 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,349 undergraduate students at Fitchburg State, with 2,506 being full-time and 843 being part-time.


There are also 3,325 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,506 full-time undergraduates at Fitchburg State, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fitchburg State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 310
Hispanic or Latino 371
White 1,629
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 119

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Fitchburg State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at Fitchburg State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Germany.

Online Learning at Fitchburg State University

2,836 Took All Classes Online
4,268 Took At Least One Class Online
83.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 36 master’s degree programs available online at Fitchburg State. In 2020-2021, 4,268 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fitchburg State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Fitchburg State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fitchburg State University was 83.9%. This is the #307 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Fitchburg State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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