Fayetteville State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Fayetteville State University Marching Band
Fayetteville State University Marching Band. moonlightbulb / Flickr

Fayetteville State University Admissions Overview:

Six out of ten applicants were admitted to Fayetteville State in 2016, and the school's admissions are not highly competitive. Many applicants get in with grades and standardized test scores that are below average. Students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or the ACT, high school transcripts, and a personal statement. Campus visits aren't required, but are encouraged for any prospective students.

Admissions Data (2016):

Fayetteville State University Description:

Fayetteville State University is a four-year public university in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This historically Black university has a student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1, a student body of about 6,000, and ranking among the nation’s most diverse campus communities. FSU students can choose from a wide variety of clubs and organizations as well as intramural sports such as flag football and jujitsu. On the varsity front, the Fayetteville State Broncos compete in the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA). The university takes pride in its athletic programs, and ten of the CIAA teams have won conference championships. FSU also did well with the National Survey of Student Engagement: the university was ranked as one of twenty higher education institutions in the nation that had exemplary educational practices. FSU can also boast of an honors program for high achieving students, online and summer courses, and many new or newly renovated buildings on campus.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,223 (5,540 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 32% Male / 68% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,085 (in-state); $16,693 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,070
  • Other Expenses: $2,426
  • Total Cost: $15,981 (in-state); $27,589 (out-of-state)

Fayetteville State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,155
    • Loans: $5,326

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 17%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 32%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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