The Massachusetts Legislature originally founded Fitchburg State University (FSU) as the State Normal School in 1894. Over the years, FSU has had a great impact on the status of American education. Two years after opening, the school established the State Schools of Observation and Practice - leading to the establishment of the Edgerly School - one of the first junior high schools in the U.S.
In 1932, the school became the State Teachers College at Fitchburg. In 1960, the school expanded beyond teaching programs to become the State College at Fitchburg, changing its name again in 1965 to Fitchburg State College. The school gained university status in 2010 with Gov. Deval Patrick's legislation establishing a Massachusetts State University system.
Those living in university housing or an off campus apartment at FSU have access to the school's exceptional academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate and graduate level degrees through the school's academic departments such as humanities, computer science, nursing, industrial technology, behavioral sciences, English studies, education, communications media, business administration and mathematics among others.
Student living and university living at FSU revolve around a variety of traditional campus student organizations and activities. The FSU Falcons compete in the NCAA's Division III in men's and women's sports such as basketball, football, soccer, ice hockey and cross country.
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