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 8,000 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 990 to 1150 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 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 90% of all students which applied were accepted at Fitchburg State University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 26% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Fitchburg State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Fitchburg State University was reported as 88.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,900 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 ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fitchburg State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.6%
  • 2017-2018: 80.0%
  • 2018-2019: 86.9%
  • 2019-2020: 88.4%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 78.7%

How Does Fitchburg State University (FSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Fitchburg State University is fifty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Anna Maria College74.7%
Franklin Pierce University66.5%
Rivier University74.8%
Assumption College81.1%
Worcester Polytechnic Institute49.4%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fitchburg State University (FSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math500 - 570
Total Score990 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 22
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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