Fort Valley State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Fort Valley State University, Huntington Hall
Fort Valley State University, Huntington Hall. Bubba73 / Wikimedia Commons

Fort Valley State University Admissions Overview:

Fort Valley State seems to be selective, admitting around a quarter of those who apply each year. Still, those with good grades and test scores above average have a good chance of being admitted to the school. To apply, interested students should submit an application, scores from either the SAT or ACT (both are accepted equally), and high school transcripts. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to contact the admissions office, and check out the school's website for updated admissions requirements. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Fort Valley State University Acceptance Rate: 26%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Fort Valley State University Description:

Fort Valley State University is a four-year, public, historically Black college located in Fort Valley, Georgia. The campus 1,365 acres is the second largest in the state for a public university. FVSU supports over 3,500 students with a student/faculty ratio of 20 to 1. FVSU offers over 50 majors between its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Family Sciences, Graduate Studies and Extended Education, and Education. Students at Fort Valley State stay busy outside of the classroom through participation in over 70 student clubs and organizations, including a Creative Writing Club, Criminal Justice Club, the Royal Elite Modeling Troupe, and many fraternities and sororities. For intercollegiate athletics, the FVSU Wildcats competes in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) with sports that include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, track and field, and cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,679 (2,252 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,594 
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,950
  • Other Expenses: $5,000
  • Total Cost: $20,044

Fort Valley State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,929
    • Loans: $6,714

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 25%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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