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Fitchburg State College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1894
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,768
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $10,669,184
Admissions Address

160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

Website

http://www.fsc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@fsc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Pamela McCafferty
Admissions office telephone: (978) 665-3144
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $10
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.fsc.edu/admissions/ Tuition deposit: $85 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 3,224
Total acceptances: 2,203
Total freshman enrollment: 743
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,498
Male acceptances: 945
Male freshman enrollment: 351
 
Female applicants: 1,726
Female acceptances: 1,258
Female freshman enrollment: 392
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 540
Math: 450 – 550
Combined: 900 – 1090

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 9.0% 9.0%
500-599 38.0% 41.0%
400-499 45.0% 43.0%
300-399 7.0% 6.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 5%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 17.0% N/A N/A
18-23 64.0% N/A N/A
12-17 19.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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