Resources › For Students and Parents Fairmont State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Fairmont State University Football. Ron Cogswell / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated September 26, 2017 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: 65%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 410 / 510SAT Math: 410 / 510SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 18 / 23ACT English: 16 / 23ACT Math: 16 / 22What these ACT numbers mean 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% Female86% 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: $9,640Other Expenses: $2,650Total 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 AidGrants: 72%Loans: 61%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,760Loans: $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, BaseballWomen's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Softball, Gymnastics, Swimming Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Fairmont State University, You May Also Like These Schools: Davis & Elkins College: Profile Delaware State University: Profile California University of Pennsylvania: Profile Towson University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphVirginia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorfolk State University: Profile Marshall University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWest Virginia University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphShepherd University: Profile University of Charleston: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBethany College: Profile Frostburg State University: Profile 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."