“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/25/2018 @ 1:35 PM

Name of College:

Fitchburg State University

Name of Representative:

Alexandra Cardinale

Email Address:


Phone Number:


College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Rock the Block, Visions, Color Run 5k, Drag Show

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?


New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Increase diversity, grow experiential learning opportunities.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

1 hr to Boston (train on campus)

30 min. To Worcester

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

45 min (driving)

What are your most popular majors?

Nursing, CJ 4+1 Police Certification, Game Design, Business, Education

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Game Design, 4+1 CJ program.

Cyber Security (Computer Science), Strength & Conditioning (Exercise Sport Science)

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

Yes, for Nursing and Game Design (December 1) Otherwise we are Rolling Admissions.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

Admissions Counselors.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Yes, if they apply by February 1st.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?


Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

We are Not on Common App.

We are Now SAT/ACT optional.