Fitchburg State University (FSU)

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FSU can be found in Fitchburg, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,400 students enrolled per year at FSU.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at Fitchburg State University. A score in the range of 1320 to 1620 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Fitchburg State University (FSU) average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Fitchburg State University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 30% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Fitchburg State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Fitchburg State University was reported as 72.1% in Fall 2012 with over 3,530 college applications submitted to Fitchburg State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FSU SAT Scores: 1320 - 1620
  • FSU ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • FSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Fitchburg State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Fitchburg State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fitchburg State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 64.5%
  • 2009-2010: 64.5%
  • 2010-2011: 68.4%
  • 2011-2012: 69.7%
  • 2012-2013: 72.1%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 69.4%

How Does Fitchburg State University (FSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fitchburg State University is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Anna Maria College77.6%
Franklin Pierce University84.8%
Rivier University89.3%
Assumption College74.2%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute51.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fitchburg State University (FSU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 540
Math450 - 550
Writing430 - 530
Total Score1320 - 1620
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 22
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