Fitchburg State University Reviews

  • 20 Reviews
  • Fitchburg (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,910
67% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 11/27/2023
  • Degree: MBA in Management
"I earned my MBA at FSU. It took me about a year and was inexpensive. I began my studies at Fitchburg having never written a paper longer than three pages, with no knowledge of APA/college style writing, and had never done research. I found FSU relatively straightforward, and although I had a hiccup here and there, I graduated with a 3.91. My undergraduate degree is from Berklee College of Music, and the effort required to do well at FSU was nowhere near as difficult as my undergraduate coursework. I had about fifteen years of experience in the private sector when I applied, and I had recently left a corporate position to work for myself in the entertainment industry. The skills I gained in finance, corporate communication, and management were well worth the time. Most of my professors, with one exception, were terrific and always available. The advisory staff was terrible, and scheduling was confusing, with strange start/end dates and little centralized information about what was required. Check Degreeworks often. I almost ended up in a class that I didn't need. FSU is an incredible value for the quality of education you will receive. If you want to expand your skill set, make yourself more marketable, or gain insight into running a business, this program is great."
Victor Adams
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2021
  • Degree: MBA in Management
"As someone who has graduated from the Fitchburg State University MBA program, I can tell you that this school is worth your money. The professors are brilliant and genuinely care about their students. The curriculum is good, and the school has a variety of electives you can take to help you get your MBA on track with what you want to do. The value of what you get for the money is fantastic. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants an MBA but does not want to put their life on hold while getting it."
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"My time at Fitchburg State Umiversity was really great. I graduated with an MBA and learned quite a bit. Professors, for the most part, were VERY good. Lots of concern for student success and lots of support. Administration was also good. Advising could use some improvement but it was satisfactory. In summation, great educational experience with a very good and rigorous academic program. Would do it again."
Graduated Student
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"I absolutely loved the school, campus, professors, department and staff. Extremely helpful MBA program coordinators. Professors go out of way to help and provide assistance. Program itself requires a lot of work (expected and not an easy program and does require effort, time and interest). You have to write a lot (so be prepared). IT support and facilities are great. Campus is beautiful and not far from Boston. Loved the experience and highly encourage others."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Fitchburg State is the number 1 state University"
Jason Kenney
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2017
  • Degree: English
"My experience at Fitchburg State University was well worth the price of admission. My instructors were incredibly insightful and I was challenged throughout my undergraduate career. The myriad of required courses helped me with my critical thinking as I learned about subjects that were once foreign to me. For example, Commonwealth of the Arts is a course that will challenge students with no artistic background to think outside of the box. Despite the excellence of the institution, my degree had a minimal impact on my job prospects. Although a bachelor's degree is helpful, my BS in English wasn't versatile in the job market. However, the writing skills I learned at Fitchburg State University have helped my as I pursue my MBA."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"It was easy to obtain my degree while working full time"
Female graduate
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The masters program was easy to follow and complete while working full time."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
Don Gordon
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
"I attended Fitchburg State College at night using the GI Bill. I did this while a US Army military instructor stationed at Fort Devens, MA. Every aspect of Fitchburg was excellent. The teachers were exceptional. My classmates were exceptional. I still remember Dr. Anne May (now deceased) as one of the most professional academics I ever met. She guided me through a US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare mini-grant (one of only ten issued in the nation) to study military speech disorders among military family children when father absent in Vietnam. The study had a profound impact changing speech disorder treatment of military family children. Dr May continued, by correspondence, to support my publication of a professional paper after I graduated and while stationed in a combat zone. I continued to a second Master's Degree elsewhere and graduation from the Army War College. Today, forty plus years later, I still value every class I attended at Fitchburg State College."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great college depending on the major chosen. If the major is highlighted by the college you will get great support to succeed."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Business
"What I enjoyed most about FSC was the size of the campus. I could walk around campus and know a lot of my fellow classmates - regardless if they were in my business classes or not. A nice small campus, great intramural sports, great teachers at a fair cost."
Molly DelleChiaie
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The graduate program at Fitchburg State University is prestigious in that they truly give you all the tools you need to succeed. The graduate program professors truly care about your progress each course and assist you in whatever you need to ensure you earn the best GPA you can. The city of Fitchburg is not one that is exactly considered safe, however the campus itself is monitored regularly by campus police."
Justine Marsella
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2014
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I completed my undergraduate degree at Fitchburg State, so I am very familiar with the department that runs my current graduate program. I mainly chose Fitchburg State because it was the most affordable of the three schools I was accepted to, and I don't regret my decision at all. I am very happy with the faculty as well as with what I'm learning in my coursework. If I had any cons about my program so far, it would be that my advisor has been very hard to get in touch with. Otherwise, I highly recommend the School Counseling program at Fitchburg State University!"
Will Gangi
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"I very much enjoyed my time at Fitchburg. The communications program is the best, all the professors are industry professionals and they teach you a lot. I was promoted in under 9 months because of knowledge and I contribute that to my great professors. The campus is nice and small with everything in walking distance. I personally loved that all I had to do was cross the street to go to class. The buildings are being constantly updated. The surrounding community had been improving over the years as the school expands and puts money back into the community. Overall I would definitely recommend the comm media program."
Haley McHatton
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"Fitchburg State is great for communications media, specifically film/video production. The teachers are great and really know what they're doing. There's not too much to do around the area but there are plenty of clubs and events at the school. However, as a film student the area offers many different types of locations and is great for filming. A lot of buildings and areas have recently been updated, rebuilt, remodeled, etc. so it is new and nice. It's not too big of a school so eventually everyone knows most everyone and the people are great."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"My overall experience at Fitchburg State University was positive. Getting involved on campus was the key to being happy on campus. The clubs and campus center is the life of the campus and has many opportunities for creating relationships, networking, or even a great campus job. The general classes are ok, with small class sizes and good professors. My program is the communications media program. Overall I love the program. The professors are smart and well experienced in the field. Small class sizes allow for a greater learning experience. Classes are hands on - many of them involve creating client projects for real clients, creating real work to show for a portfolio and resume. The professional communications classes are challenging but are greatly worth it in the end. Overall, I recommend fitchburg state for it's Comm. media program , for the wonderful experience, education , and price."
Lisa Yoshida
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"I would highly recommend the counseling program at Fitchburg State University. It is very well coordinated, the professors are very supportive, as well as, challenging. and The program comprehensively prepares the student for licensure and entrance into the profession. The only suggestion I would propose is more experiential work in specified therapeutic techniques prior to internship."
lisa yoshida
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Fitchburg State is an accredited university for students to work toward their license as a Mental Health Counselor. The program offers the required courses, as well as, some electives to prepare the student to complete the licensing exam. The program also has been developed to prepare the student to enter the field as a professional with a Masters Degree. The beginning coursework provides a theoretical foundation in preparation for the experiential courses that complete the program for internship readiness. The advisers to the program insure that all requirements are consistently meet and the department provides ongoing student evaluations. The courses are taught by professors that have specific experience related to the subject matter. The professors are very supportive and willing to work with the student when assistance is needed. The only con I have experienced is that there was a required summer course that would have been best offered during the regular semester, due to the large amount of work for this particular course."
Kate-Lynn Coraccio
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: History
"The pros of the graduate program are the instructors. They are always there to help and will go the extra mile. The Cons are the lack of diversity in the course offerings in upper levels."