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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Fairmont State is a public university located in Fairmont, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,281 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fairmont State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 28% of students, Fairmont State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
About Fairmont State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554
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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
820-1020
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,738/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,295/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,497/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,612/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,354/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,350/ year
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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
3,281Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
45%
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
$32,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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I started attending Fairmont State in fall of 2017. I was a recent graduate of a local high school in the area. Like any other new student I was nervous, but the staff, and my academic adviser made me feel more than welcome! They go above and beyond to help their students, and they really do care about your academic success. Fairmont State also has a beautiful campus, surrounded by plenty of housing, and a diverse community. I have only been a student there for a year now, but I have loved every minute there. It's safe to say when graduation day arrives I will miss Fairmont State's campus, and the staff working there.
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I am a transfer student from Potomac state college of WVU. Fairmont state welcomed me with open arms and allowed me to become a falcon right on the spot. Financial aid, student mentors, and teachers all gave me answers when asked and helped me when i was struggling. the only thing i would have to say i dont like is the fact the university is on a hill! It is quite the workout i must say. other than that, Fairmont is my second home!
It is an amazing environment that is so friendly. Mostly, everyone knows everyone and if not new friendships are established. The classes are very informative. Professors work with the students in the best ways! It is an amazing school and everyone should take time and check out FSU!