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Fitchburg State University: Overview, Rankings, Fees & Courses

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About Fitchburg State University

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Year of establishment1894
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Accepted Exams
TOEFLPTE+2 More
Total International Students16
Size of Campus in acres31
Male/Female Ratio1.15
UG/PG Course Ratio0.92
Faculty/Student Ratio14
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 20 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses7648 USD for 2 sharing (UG),8270 USD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses4020 USD (UG),4020 USD (PG)
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Q:   What factors are considered to get admission to Fitchburg State University?

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Fitchburg State University MA accepts students on the basis of their high school record and / or college record and essay. However, there are certain other factors that are also considered while making an admission decision for UG courses and these are:

  • Recommendations from teachers
  • Extra-curricular
  • Community activities
  • SAT or ACT score (optional)
 

Q:   Where is Fitchburg State University ranked in the US News?

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According to U.S. News & World Report, Fitchburg State University ranking is #69 in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities North category. Also, in other categories, the university has been ranked in the following places:

  • Top Public Schools: #23
  • Best Value Schools: #25

Check Fitchburg State University Tankings from here

 

Q:   Why study at Fitchburg State University?

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Fitchburg State University is known for its excellence in teaching and learning. This comprehensive public university’s education extends beyond the classrooms to include residential, professional, and co-curricular opportunities. Also, the university is known to provide quality and affordable education. The tuition fees to pursue courses at this university will range between INR 3 Lakh – INR 6 lakh.

 

Q:   How hard is it to get into Fitchburg State University?

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Fitchburg State University acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the university is lightly selective at the time of admission. So, to get admission to this university, the applicants must aim to meet all the entry requirements and submit the required documents. Generally, to take admission to the university, the UG applicants must have a high school qualification. On the other hand, graduate applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree.

 

Q:   What is Fitchburg state University famous for?

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Fitchburg State University (FSU) is a public university in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of study. Some of the things that FSU is famous for are:

  • Its flexible and affordable education that allows students to work full-time, balance family life, and pursue a higher degree without breaking the bank.
  • Its diverse and welcoming campus community that supports international students and celebrates different cultures and perspectives.
  • Its high-quality and research-oriented curriculum that is taught by experienced and caring professors in various fields of study, such as communications, business, education, and health sciences.
  • Its low or no admission test requirement, which reduces the stress and cost of applying for international students
  • Its beautiful and convenient location in Fitchburg, MA, which is close to Boston, Worcester, and other major cities in New England.

FSU also has many outstanding alumni who have excelled in various fields, such as science, business, arts, and sports. Some of the notable alumni are:

  • Robert Cormier, a bestselling author of young adult novels, such as The Chocolate War and I Am the Cheese
  • John Olver, a former US congressman and a professor of chemistry
  • Antonio Sánchez, a Grammy-winning jazz drummer and composer, best known for his score for the film Birdman
  • Gary DiSarcina, a former MLB player and coach
 

Fitchburg State University Scholarships

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Q:   Does Fitchburg State give scholarships?

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Yes, Fitchburg State gives scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. For undergraduate students, merit scholarships are offered and no separate application has to be submitted. In other words, the applicants are automatically considered for the merit scholarships.

  • One of the merit-based scholarships for UG students is Fitchburg Freshmen Scholarship. The amount of this scholarship is USD 10,000 annually for up to 4 years. Renewal of the scholarship depends on the achievement of 3.0 GPA of 3 contiguous years.
  • Graduate students are eligible for the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship. To avail this scholarship, the applicants must have been enrolled in a graduate programme of Fitch State and have a GPA of 4.0.
 

Q:   How to get a merit-based scholarship at Fitchburg State University?

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Students applying for Fitchburg State University MA are automatically assessed for eligible merit-based scholarships when they submit their admission application. In short, a separate application is not required to apply. Also, students getting assessed for the merit-based scholarship must meet the eligibility and be enrolled in a full-time day program.

 

Fitchburg State University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 50
  • Type of deadline :Rolling
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNot required
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for all courses
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Fall1ˢᵗ Jul 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Nov 2023
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Q:   How much is the application fee for Fitchburg State University?

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Fitchburg State Univ. application fee is different for undergraduate and graduate programs. The application fee is listed below:

  • UG: USD 35 (Around INR 3,000)
  • PG: USD 50 (Around INR 4,000)

Along with the application, the documents that are required to apply include academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, English language proficiency test scores, resume, etc.

 

Q:   What are the Fitchburg State University application deadlines?

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Fitchburg State University MA application deadlines according to the semester intakes and type of programs for international students. Given below are the general application deadlines of the university:

Fall Intake

Course Name

Application Deadlines

MSc in CS

Jun 1, 2024

UG & MBA

Jun 1, 2024

Spring Intake 

Course Name

Application Deadlines

MSc in CS

Sep 15, 2024

UG & MBA

Nov 1, 2024

Also Check: Admission Intakes in US Universities

 

Q:   How can I apply to Fitchburg State University?

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If students want to take admission to Fitchburg State University UG programs, then they can apply through the Common Application or the university-designated application system. Whereas, for graduate courses, the applicants are required to apply via the university’s application link. The documents required to apply to the university are given below:

Undergraduate

  • The applicants must have a have high school qualification
  • Official high school transcript
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Course-by course-evaluation of all the transcripts
  • Optional materials: SAT / ACT scores, essay, letters of recommendation, resume

Graduate

  • The applicants must have an undergraduate degree
  • Official college transcripts
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all the transcripts
  • IELTS / TOEFL / PTE / Duolingo test scores
  • Resume

Check out the College / University Application Process for USA from here

 

Fitchburg State University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(2 courses)
INR 3 L - 5 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, GRE
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
INR 4 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
BSN(1 course)
INR 6 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, TOEFL
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Q:   What are the requirements for Fitchburg State University for international students?

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Fitchburg State University admission requirements can vary from course to course. However, the general admission requirements are listed below:

Undergraduate

The applicants are required to have high school qualification

  • Official high school transcript
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all the transcripts
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Optional materials: SAT / ACT scores, resume, essay, letters of recommendation

Graduate

  • The applicants must have an undergraduate degree
  • Official college transcripts
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all the transcripts
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Resume
 

Q:   How much does it cost to go to Fitchburg State University for international students?

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Fitchburg State University cost for international students vary as per the courses. The tuition fee range is between INR 3 Lacs – INR 6 lakh. The course-wise tuition fee is given below:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (1 course)

INR 4 L

MS (2 courses)

INR 3 L - 5 L

BSN (1 course)

INR 6 L

Cost of Living: Apart from the tuition fees, students are required to pay the living expenses too. The on-campus out-of-state students have to pay the below-given estimated living expenses:

Particulars

UG 

Graduate

Books / supplies

USD 1,500 (INR 1 lakh)

USD 300 (Around INR 25k)

Meal plan / food

USD 4,100 (INR 3.5 lakh)

USD 4,100

Personal / Misc.

USD 1,500

USD 1,500

Housing

USD 10,125 (INR 8.5 lakh)

USD 6,300 (INR 5.25 lakh)

Transportation

USD 600 (INR 50k)

USD 500 (INR 40k)

Note: The currency conversion rate given above is as per 1 USD = INR 83.42. Also, the amount given above in INR are just the estimates and can vary

Also Check: Cost of Living inUS for International Students 

 

Q:   Does Fitchburg State University accept Duolingo?

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Yes, Duolingo scores are accepted for both undergraduate and graduate courses. For UG courses, the minimum score requirement in Duolingo is 95, whereas, for graduate courses, it is 105. Other ELP test score requirements are given below:

Tests

UG Minimum Scores

PG Minimum Scores

TOEFL iBT

71

79

IELTS

6.0

6.5

PTE

50

58

 

Q:   What is the eligibility for an MS in Computer Science at Fitchburg State University?

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Fitchburg State Univ. MS in CS admission requirements are given below:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institute is required
  • Though there is no specific discipline required for admission, the preference is given to applicants with undergraduate majors in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field of study
  • Graduate application and fee
  • English language proficiency score
 

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Q:   Can I work part-time while studying at Fitchburg State University?

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In the context of on-campus employment, Fitchburg State University students can work up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session. When the classes are not in session, the students can then work up to 40 hours per week.

Also Check: Part-Time Jobs for Indian Students in USA

 

Q:   Can I take part in an internship while studying at Fitchburg State University MA?

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All undergraduate students at Fitchburg State are eligible to take part in an internship. However, graduate students have to check if their particular programme provides this option or not. The university makes available 3 types of internships for UG students and these are:

  • Required for credit-internships: integrated into some majors
  • Optional (but recommended) for some credits: These are possible within certain UG programs
  • Experience internships: Non-credit internships that are managed through CSA
 

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Q:   What do I need to bring as an international student at Fitchburg State University?

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As an international student at Fitchburg State University, one is required to bring the following materials:

  • A pen
  • Appropriate outerwear
  • Passport
  • I-94
  • Completed Student Health form
  • Any supporting documents for student health form, such as vaccination records
  • New local address
 
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Particulars

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Freedom meal plan

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15 meal plan

USD 2,010

10 meal plan

USD 1,900

5 meal plan (For students living off-campus)

USD 1,035

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Fitchburg State Univ. MA housing rates vary as per the type of accommodation and rooms. But, as per the facts of the academic year 2022/23, an estimated housing price range is given below:

Room Type

Price

Russell Towers

USD 4,000 – USD 5,000

Aubuchon Hall

USD 4000 – USD 5,000

Mara 1 - 5

USD 4000 – USD 5,000

Mara 8

USD 4000 – USD 5,500

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