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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Fitchburg State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Fitchburg State University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Fitchburg State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Fitchburg State University's admissions stats.

Fitchburg State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 65%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Fitchburg State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fitchburg State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Fitchburg State University?

Fitchburg State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Fitchburg State University Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Fitchburg State University?

Fitchburg State University is a not difficult school to get into. Fitchburg State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Fitchburg State University accepted 85% of students, approximately 2,911 of the 3,414 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Fitchburg State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing and communications/media programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Fitchburg State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Fitchburg State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Fitchburg State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Fitchburg State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Fitchburg State University for more information on admission factors.

Fitchburg State University Application Requirements

To apply to Fitchburg State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Fitchburg State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements 17 core courses
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Fitchburg State University?

Students admitted to Fitchburg State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3. Fitchburg State University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Fitchburg State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Fitchburg State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 65% of Fitchburg State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Fitchburg State University?

To be competitive with other Fitchburg State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1000 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Fitchburg State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Fitchburg State University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Fitchburg State University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Fitchburg State University?

To be most competitive at Fitchburg State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Fitchburg State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Fitchburg State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Fitchburg State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Fitchburg State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Fitchburg State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Fitchburg State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Fitchburg State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Fitchburg State University.

Does Fitchburg State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Fitchburg State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Fitchburg State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Fitchburg State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Fitchburg State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Fitchburg State University?

❌ No, Fitchburg State University is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Fitchburg State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Fitchburg State University's acceptance rate is 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Fitchburg State University?

❌ Fitchburg State University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Fitchburg State University?

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Fitchburg State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Fitchburg State University? Fitchburg State University is a less selective institution. The Fitchburg State University acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


Fitchburg State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fitchburg State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fitchburg State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Fitchburg State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1200


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Fitchburg State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Fitchburg State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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