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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  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 3,905 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fayetteville State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 33% of students, Fayetteville State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
About Fayetteville State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Website
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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
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1020
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$5,626/ 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
$9,850/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,905Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,488
Undergrads Over 25
31%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Achieve more everyday
    36%
  • Different
    24%
  • DETERMINED
    12%
  • African Americans
    7%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Hood
    5%
  • Online MBA have valuable experience to share
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.85 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • HBCU!
    28%
  • Family-Oriented
    21%
  • 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
33%
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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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!
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Like any other college, Fayetteville State is what you make it. It is a family-friendly oriented university. There are many amazing organizations you can join that helps you socially, academically, or however you decide to take that advantage as. At the time, it was the only school that offered a Forensic Science program, plus it is affordable! It is a small campus so it wasn't hard for me to learn my way around. It actually only took about 3-5 days to know majority of where everything is at. Fayetteville State has some caring staff and peers that help you succeed. There are many resources to take advantage of as well. Overall, Fayetteville State is an excellent university. I am able to maintain good grades, along with having fun and a social life. If I could go back and make a college decision again, I would still choose Fayetteville State. I felt like I was at home the very first visit here.
This is the only college I have been to, so I cannot compare to say it is good or bad. They try to keep the students active, they always have something on campus going on.

What I would like to see change is the removal of all the mold in most of the buildings. Most of the buildings are very old, that is understandable, but they need to keep up to date with it! What is the point of paying almost a thousand dollars a semester for a good dorm if said good dorm has mold in it? Surely, many students have complained, and I would know since they would sometimes talk to me about it.