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Fort Valley State University
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  • 4 Year
  • FORT VALLEY, GA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade C+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade D+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Fort Valley State is a public university located in Fort Valley, Georgia in the Macon Area. As a historically black college, Fort Valley State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,081 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fort Valley State acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Fort Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.

About

1005 STATE UNIVERSITY DR
FORT VALLEY, GA 31030
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Fort Valley State University Rankings

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Fort Valley State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
810-950
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,093 / 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
$8,343 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 49 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 62 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 61 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    46%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,081 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
279
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Friendly
    56%
  • There to lend a hand
    15%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Collaborative
    5%
  • Selfish
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%
  • Messy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 66 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Interesting
    31%
  • My school is very accepting & you can be yourself
    16%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • They're trying.
    9%
  • Changing
    7%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

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