710 reviews
  1. Fayetteville, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Fayetteville State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Website

Fayetteville State University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Scores Range
810-960
ACT Scores Range
17-21
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Fayetteville State University

Cost

Net Price
$6,848/ 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
    $5,491/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,173/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,211/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,422/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,474/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.51 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,935Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Achieve more everyday
    41%
  • Different
    31%
  • African Americans
    7%
  • Hood
    7%
  • Online MBA have valuable experience to share
    7%
  • DETERMINED
    3%
  • RES NON VERBA
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Family-Oriented
    28%
  • Mature
    23%
  • HBCU!
    18%
  • Perfect for the working professional.
    18%
  • Effort correlates directly to outcome
    13%
  • Horrible
    3%

After Fayetteville State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Fayetteville State University Reviews

710 reviews
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Living on campus is a very fun and learning experience. You get a better opportunity of knowing about the fun activities and its a better way to meet new people. Its like you're with people in your on little world. Living on campus brings more freedom, and lets you learn how to become an adult. Stay in a dorm can be fun. You just have to connect with people that you live with everyday. Pick a roommate that you can trust so that no issues will that part. Do not let the party life interfere with your study life or grades!
I love living on campus! It's the best experience I've had while being at school. I live in the most expensive dorm, Rennaissance, which comes with more space than the average dorm. Everyone on campus says Joyner and Smith are the worst halls to live in. Why? I have no clue but I'm just happy that I chose Rennaissance. The people that live on my floor are really the sweetest and I get along with everyone. My roomate is like my best friend and I am SO happy that I agreed to be her roomate.
Like everything else at FSU, politics-- particularly, bureaucracy-- saturate "Greek" life at the university. Most of the reviews are from people who either aren't Greek, or Freshmen, so they don't see a lot of the underlying problems in the current system. First of all, Fayetteville State only recognizes the NPHC ("Divine Nine") which are the 9 biggest AA fraternities and sororities. This is fine, unless you want to join an organization that the school doesn't sanction; I have personally witnessed friends get harassed by the administration, called into the Dean's office, etc. just because they joined orgs that weren't sanctioned by the school. At least one "sanctioned" organization is suspended every year for hazing or some similar violation at the school. There are some great, great individuals in these organizations; however, since Greek life for most at the university is merely a popularity contest, all of them contain individuals who are snobby and power-hungry. The influence and importance of Greek life has been toned down in recent years, but Greek life is by far the most popular or exciting aspect of life for most FSU students.