Fitchburg State University

Men's MCLA Contact: Shane Gilman
7 / 10
4,163 Undergrads / 7,199 Students
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$15,237 Net Price
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88% Admitted
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  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Midsize

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
38% / 58%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Springfield Massachusetts Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Providence Rhode Island Area
  • Barnstable/Yarmouth Massachusetts Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Portland Maine Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
Where Grads Work
  • EMC
  • Fidelity Investments
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Raytheon
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • IBM
  • Staples
  • Lowell Public Schools
  • Fitchburg State University Graduate and Continuing Education
  • SimplexGrinnell
  • Oracle
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Hannaford Supermarkets
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Media and Communication
  • Engineering
  • Arts and Design
  • Administrative
  • Program and Project Management
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 550
500 - 570
1000 - 1200
18 - 22
17 - 25
19 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 430 - 530 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 2,902 1,132 1,770
% Admitted 88% 84% 91%
% Admits That Enroll 26% 33% 22%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.1
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Visual & Performing Arts (15%)
    Business (13%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (13%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (13%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (13%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (11%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (7%)
    Education (7%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (7%)
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (6%)
    Psychology, General (5%)
    Engineering Technology, General (4%)
    Industrial Technology/Technician (4%)
    Social Sciences (4%)
    Communication & Journalism (4%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,610 $16,215
    Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
    Cost of Living$11,250 $11,250
    Personal Expenses$2,100 $2,100
    Sticker Price$25,160 $29,509

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    91% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship72%$6,809
    Federal Grants45%$4,848
    Pell Grants45%$4,563
    Other Federal31%$416
    State & Local Grants59%$2,510
    Institutional Grants59%$2,038
    Student Loans74%$7,243
    Federal Loans71%$5,284
    Other Loans17%$9,716

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $15.1 Million $2,099

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,250.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,744 $247

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.4%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 2,435 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $45,700

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.03 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 38% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 5 5
    Fondling 2 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape 1 -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 2 2
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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