Fitchburg State University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Fitchburg State University was founded in 1894 as the state’s first normal school, or teacher-training school. The school was located in the city of Fitchburg and offered two-year teacher training programs to its students. In 1932, the school became a four-year college and changed its name to Fitchburg State Teachers College. It continued to offer education courses focused on preparing students for teaching careers until 1951, when the college began offering a broader range of liberal arts courses. In 1965, the name of the college was changed to Fitchburg State College and it began offering graduate degrees for the first time. In 2010, Fitchburg State College became Fitchburg State University to reflect its growth and expansion over the past century. Since then, the university has continued to grow and expand its academic offerings while staying true to its commitment of providing quality education for all students.┬áCheck Topmbadirectory for a list of MBA colleges in New Jersey.

Fitchburg State University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Fitchburg State University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Fitchburg State University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Fitchburg State University is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2020, the university enrolled over 6,000 students from across the United States and around the world. The average class size is 20 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. The university boasts a diverse student body with approximately 50% of the student body being composed of minorities. Additionally, 35% of incoming freshmen identify as first-generation college students. The university also has a large number of international students, representing over 25 countries around the world. In terms of admissions statistics, Fitchburg State University admits an average of 86% of applicants each year, with an acceptance rate of 82%. Furthermore, SAT scores for accepted applicants range from 1010 to 1250 on average and ACT scores range from 21 to 26 on average. Finally, nearly half (49%) of incoming freshmen receive some type of financial aid or scholarship assistance from Fitchburg State University each year.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 68%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 68%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 3,492
Female applicants 2,024
Male applicants 1,468
Applicants accepted 2,388
Female applicants accepted 1,451
Male applicants accepted 937
Freshman enrollment 731
Female freshman enrollment 417
Male freshman enrollment 314
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 87
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list 12

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.1
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.7-3.4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 97%
SAT Critical Reading average score 505
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-550
SAT Math average score 511
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-550
SAT Writing average score 499
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 450-560
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 6-8

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 10%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A