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Fitchburg State Admission Requirements

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Your chances of getting into Fitchburg State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

85.3%
Admission Difficulty for Fitchburg State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Fitchburg State is 85.3%.  Its admission rate is the 51st lowest in Massachusetts.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Fitchburg State and can you get accepted?

Fitchburg State University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,911 out of the 3,414 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 63 percent on standardized admission tests. Fitchburg State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.29. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Fitchburg State?

85% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Fitchburg State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.29 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1080 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Fitchburg State GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.29

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Fitchburg State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Fitchburg State are to have around a 3.29 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.29 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Fitchburg State accepts 85% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Fitchburg State is 3.29 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #46 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Fitchburg State is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Fitchburg State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 11.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 18.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 25.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 7.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Fitchburg State SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Fitchburg State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 18% of students submitted SAT scores and 2% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

980-1180

Applicants Submitting SAT 

18%
SAT Scores for Fitchburg State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 490
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 980
SAT Scores for Fitchburg State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Fitchburg State is 1080 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 980-1180. Students who get into Fitchburg State University score in the top 64 percent of all SAT test takers..  Fitchburg State ranks #42 in the state of Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1080 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Fitchburg State regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 980, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 880, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Fitchburg State University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1080 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1080, you have around a 85% chance of being admitted. A 1180 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

Fitchburg State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >92%
1080 to 1180 Avg + 85%-92%
980 to 1080 Avg - 75%-85%
880 to 980 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 880 Low <61%
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Fitchburg State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

2%
ACT Scores for Fitchburg State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Fitchburg State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Fitchburg State is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 25.  The school ranks #39 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fitchburg State University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Fitchburg State University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Fitchburg State for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 85% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 25 ACT score.

Fitchburg State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >92%
21 to 25 Avg + 85%-92%
18 to 21 Avg - 77%-85%
15 to 18 Reach 65%-77%
Less than 15 Low <65%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Fitchburg State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,825 1,589 3,414
Accepted 1,662 1,249 2,911
Acceptance Rate 91% 79% 85%
Enrolled 266 301 567
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 24% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fitchburg State University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fitchburg State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Fitchburg State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Fitchburg State University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.29 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1080 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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

FAQs

Does Fitchburg State University prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to Fitchburg State. 2% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fitchburg State University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Fitchburg State. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Fitchburg State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1180. The average SAT score is 1080. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fitchburg State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.