Fitchburg State University

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Founded in 1894, Fitchburg State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Fitchburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Fitchburg State University (FSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Fitchburg State University (FSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 126 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. FSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym FSU
Founded 1894
Motto You Fit Here
Colours Green and gold

University Location

Address 160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg
01420-2697 Massachusetts
United States
Tel +1 (978) 665 3000
Fax +1 (978) 665 3693

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 160 Pearl Street, Office of Admissions
Fitchburg
(978) 665 4399

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Fitchburg State University's Library
Fitchburg State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 182,928 physical volumes, 1,385 physical media, 20,823 digital/electronic medium and 165 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Fitchburg State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,732 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1953


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Massachusetts System of Public Higher Education (MSPHE)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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