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Fairmont State University
  • 4 Year
  • FAIRMONT, WV

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Fairmont State is a public university located in Fairmont, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,955 undergraduate students. The Fairmont State acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 41% of students, Fairmont State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,700.

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1201 LOCUST AVE
FAIRMONT, WV 26554
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About Fairmont State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

Fairmont State University Rankings

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Fairmont State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
August 7
SAT Range
910-1110
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$9,733 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,034 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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. 40 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    42%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,955 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
608
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Stressed
    39%
  • Content
    21%
  • Kind
    18%
  • Young
    18%
  • Bored
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 51 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Personable
    41%
  • Kept up
    16%
  • Melting pot
    16%
  • Purely Amazing
    13%
  • Rundown
    9%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
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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