566 reviews
  1. Fairmont, WV
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  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
    B-
Fairmont State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Scores Range
830-1040
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
Data not available
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Fairmont State University

Cost

Net Price
$8,717/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,239/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,302/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,771/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,297/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,657/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,271Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Stressed
    42%
  • Content
    21%
  • Young
    21%
  • Kind
    13%
  • Bored
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Personable
    38%
  • Kept up
    19%
  • Melting pot
    19%
  • Purely Amazing
    15%
  • Rundown
    8%

After Fairmont State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
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

Fairmont State University Reviews

566 reviews
All Categories
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.
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!
I really enjoyed coming to Fairmont State. I was a transfer student and they made the transition so easy. They were so helpful and nice. I love it here. I am doing so much better in my academics. I feel like the professors have a genuine care for the students and try and be involved as much as possible. I have yet to have a professor who did not try and be as helpful as possible. There really is not anything I would change about FSU!