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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

Fitchburg State University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Fitchburg State University. Fitchburg State University admitted 86% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,084 applications received in 2023, 2,654 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Fitchburg State University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Fitchburg State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Fitchburg State University's admissions stats.

Fitchburg State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
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

Want to Apply Early to Fitchburg State University?

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

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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 choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important 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 prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Fitchburg State University

What does Fitchburg State University consider 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
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 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)
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 highlights 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 is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24% of Fitchburg State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% 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 score between 1040 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Fitchburg State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Fitchburg State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Fitchburg State University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Fitchburg State University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Fitchburg State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Fitchburg State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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.

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

❌ No, Fitchburg State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Fitchburg State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Fitchburg State University is 86%.

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 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 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

1040 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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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