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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB-
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.
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- 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.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies75 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities53 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technician40 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science33 Graduates
Information Science32 Graduates
Occupational Safety and Health Technician25 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.50 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
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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 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!
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.