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  1. Academics
    C+
  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 3,114 undergraduate students. The Fairmont State acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 36% of students, Fairmont State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,700.
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

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

Fairmont State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1090
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$9,244/ 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
$7,771/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 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
    39%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,114Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
560
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Stressed
    37%
  • Content
    22%
  • Kind
    19%
  • Young
    19%
  • Bored
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.50 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Personable
    42%
  • Kept up
    16%
  • Melting pot
    16%
  • Purely Amazing
    13%
  • Rundown
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
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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I like Fairmont State university due to it's location, size, and affordability. FSU's campus is located far away enough from home to where the area feels new but not completely unfamiliar. I did not want to go to a campus near home because I wanted to see a bit more of what is beyond the boundaries of my hometown. FSU is also a smaller campus compared to nearby colleges. The classes are smaller, which means I can develop a more personal relationship with professors and meet people easier. FSU is a school I would consider a good "bang for your buck" school, filled with plenty of friendly faces and lots of programs to choose from!
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I thoroughly enjoy the campus! Beautiful scenery and it's close together, so the earliest I've ever left for a class is 15 minutes. This college on the hills in truly a serene location to receive my education. The dorms are clean, and it is so easy to get involved and make new friends! With an indoor pool, a large gym, a floating track, a quiet coffee shop, and even a sauna, you can hang out absolutely anywhere with new acquaintances and best friends. I love where I am enrolled, just be prepared for steps!
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.