Fairmont State is a public university located in Fairmont, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,108 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fairmont State acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 37% of students, Fairmont State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,700.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies91 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities50 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science36 Graduates
Aerospace Engineering Technician24 Graduates
Information Science24 Graduates
International Relations21 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Fairmont State University Reviews
I love that Fairmont State is such an easy place to get around. Also, the teacher to student ratio is good, and so your professors actually know you by name and it makes everything go a lot smoother. They really care about you there. The dorms are definitely very old and do not receive enough attention by the staff. The cafeteria for on campus living students has very SLIM hours so lets hope your only hungry from like 4pm-6pm on weekends. Greek life is amazing, but sadly they are trying to shut it down for some reason. Love the academics about this campus! Student life and housing? Not so much.
Their Maroon and White Day was very informational! I loved their small campus and friendly staff and students! I enjoyed visiting their campus and I am excited to be an upcoming freshman this year! I am excited to see what they can offer to my education and for my future, I am glad I picked Fairmont State University for my home for the next four years! All of their professors and students were very open and inviting to the freshman visiting and they all wanted to help the best they could and they made an effort to remember your name and where you came from.
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.