C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Fairmont State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554

Fairmont State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1020
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$8,897/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,703/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,226/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,846/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,273/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,524/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,260Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Stressed
    40%
  • Content
    24%
  • Young
    20%
  • Kind
    12%
  • Bored
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Personable
    41%
  • Kept up
    19%
  • Melting pot
    19%
  • Purely Amazing
    15%
  • Rundown
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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Fairmont State is a great small-town university! It offers small class sizes to give you an individual leaning experience. This allows the student to engage with the professor, rather than being a number in a large crowd. This university rests on a beautiful campus and offers an excellent overall student life.
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So far, I have loved all my classes at Fairmont State. The class sizes are small, making it super easy to talk to professors, and to my classmates. The small campus is the best for getting to classes on time, and makes for an easy commute!
My school experience has been great. My favorite part about my school is the counselors there; they have always kept me where I need to be. Another factor that made my school experience better was the sporting events and community service activities, along with the clubs and organizations, I participated in. Being active in school really makes things easier!