C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Fort Valley State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Website

Fort Valley 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
24%
SAT Scores Range
820-930
ACT Scores Range
17-19
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Fort Valley State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,122/ 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
    $13,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,022/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,644/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,681/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,705/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,947Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    68%
  • There to lend a hand
    20%
  • Messy
    4%
  • Selfish
    4%
  • Too Friendly
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.48 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    44%
  • Changing
    11%
  • They're trying.
    11%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • My school is very accepting & you can be yourself
    7%
  • Sad
    7%
  • Enter, Engage, Exit, Exellence
    4%

After Fort Valley State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Fort Valley State University Reviews

671 reviews
All Categories
Fort Valley State University has a great experience overall being a huge university in a little town. The professors work closely with the students and there's an awesome agriculture program. My favorite part of FVSU life is HOMECOMING! It's absolutely amazing! The food strip, school pride, intense football game and even wildcat a lashes for students to fully enjoy events throughout the week. There are even tutoring services as well as online help for assisting with classes that may seem difficult. I enjoy being a wildcat and look forward to graduating this Dec.
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Everyone practically loves the sports here! The fan interaction is almost ESPN-like and people especially love halftime whether football or basketball, people look forward to hearing the Blue Machine Marching Band, Dancing Doll Divas, PHASES, and it's pretty much a strong factor with budget.
The Greeks at The Fort Valley are a great impact on our campus, but also in their outreaches to the community aside from the parties, anytime a Greek is involved it ties into outreaching and giving back. They provide an exemplary force to the campus atmosphere, by setting the example and representing their respective organization at THE Fort Valley State University!