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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Fayetteville State is a public university located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. As a historically black college, Fayetteville has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,058 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fayetteville State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 35% of students, Fayetteville State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Fayetteville State University Rankings

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Fayetteville Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1030
ACT Range
18-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$5,685/ 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
$10,274/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    37%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,058Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,415
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Achieve more everyday
    38%
  • Different
    25%
  • DETERMINED
    13%
  • African Americans
    8%
  • Hood
    5%
  • Online MBA have valuable experience to share
    5%
  • RES NON VERBA
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • HBCU!
    30%
  • Family-Oriented
    20%
  • Mature
    17%
  • Perfect for the working professional.
    17%
  • Effort correlates directly to outcome
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
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My experience at Fayetteville State University was great! The professors are great. They want to see you succeed at Fayetteville State University. Student life is fun because Fayetteville State is always looking for new ways to get people involved around campus. For example, even though we are in quarantine they are holding virtual events for students to attend. As far as housing, it could be a little better. The food could he a little better as well. I wish that our campus had other restaurants within it. Sometimes Chick-fil-A, the grill, and the cafe could get a little tiring from eating the same thing over.
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Online classes have set expectations with due dates. Work at your own pace but all homework has to be completed on time. All professor are accessible via email or phone. Site has a one stop shop through canvas. You can apply for Financial Aid, view grades, submit papers, pay your tuition, or email advisor. I've been focused, the last 2 years and only have 7 classes left! I will be graduating in 2021. Financial aid is expired but I will make sure this gets done. I work full time, have a family and home that I need to also prioritize. My online classes make everything I have going on much easier. I hardly sleep, but I have to finish. I want to show my children that it doesn't matter how old you are, education is very important and it should be taken seriously. I will graduate with my bachelors in Business at the age of 43. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to take my classes at home.
Fayetteville State has greatly exceeded my expectations, being a Fayetteville native I automatically disregarded the school because I heard so much about it from others. After attending the university and gaining first hand experience, I can attest that I have grown a fond love for my hbcu! The campus is much more diverse than people assume, almost all students are actively involved in organizations and communities, and there is never a dull moment because the SGA ensures that students voice is heard when it comes to planning events. I would rate Fayetteville State University at a 10 out of 10, overall this institution is well organized, professionally staffed, and academically rewarding; This is one University you don’t want to overlook!