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Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Fitchburg State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80%
Admission Difficulty for Fitchburg State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Fitchburg State and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,888 out of 3,608 applicants were admitted making Fitchburg State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Fitchburg State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Fitchburg State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Fitchburg State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Fitchburg State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fitchburg State University?

Fitchburg State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fitchburg State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >87%
1130 to 1210 Avg + 80%-87%
1050 to 1130 Avg - 70%-80%
970 to 1050 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 970 Low <58%
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Fitchburg State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for Fitchburg State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Fitchburg State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fitchburg State?

Admission data indicates that Fitchburg State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fitchburg State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fitchburg State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >87%
21 to 23 Avg + 80%-87%
19 to 21 Avg - 70%-80%
17 to 19 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 17 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Fitchburg State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fitchburg State University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Fitchburg State accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fitchburg State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Good
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 33% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Fitchburg State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,157 1,451 3,608
Accepted 1,774 1,114 2,888
Acceptance Rate 82% 77% 80%
Enrolled 396 355 751
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 32% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fitchburg State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Fitchburg State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fitchburg State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165820 IPEDS survey data for Fitchburg State University.