Fairmont State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Fairmont State University Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Fairmont State University will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT as well as high school transcripts. The 2016 acceptance rate was 65%, making the school largely accessible; students with solid grades and standardized test scores have a good chance of being admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Fairmont State University Description:

Founded in 1865, Fairmont State University is a four-year public university located in Fairmont, West Virginia. FSU supports a student body of about 4,600 with a student / faculty ratio of 18 to 1 and an average class size of 21. The university offers over 80 bachelor’s degrees and three graduate degree programs through its six schools and colleges. Students will find plenty to do on the 120-acre FSU campus with more than 85 student clubs and organizations including the Student Graphics Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, and Ballroom Dancing Club. Many students also participate in the fraternity and sorority system as well as intramurals such as Horseshoes, Tug-O-War, and Texas Hold-Em. For intercollegiate athletics, FSU competes in the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference (MEC) with sports that include men’s and women’s tennis, golf, and swimming.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,049 (3,804 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,950 (in-state); $14,666 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,640
  • Other Expenses: $2,650
  • Total Cost: $20,240 (in-state); $27,956 (out-of-state)

Fairmont State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,760
    • Loans: $7,066

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Exercise Science, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 28%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Softball, Gymnastics, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Fairmont State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.fairmontstate.edu/aboutfsu/

"The Mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good."

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