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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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 2,148 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fort Valley State acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 35% of students, Fort Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.
1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley, GA 31030
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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
61%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
850-960
ACT Range
16-18
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,075/ 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
$8,623/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,148Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
211
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Friendly
    62%
  • There to lend a hand
    18%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Selfish
    6%
  • Messy
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Too Friendly
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.59 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 38 responses
  • Interesting
    37%
  • My school is very accepting & you can be yourself
    11%
  • They're trying.
    11%
  • Changing
    8%
  • Exciting
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
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.27 responses
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Fort Valley State University is best know for it’s valuable and affordable education. My experience so far has been top notch the staff and professors are all respectful and helpful when it comes to scholars education. Many career opportunities are offered here such as internships, scholarships, jobs, and more. Dorms are single roomed and dining halls are keep up to date. The on campus library has study rooms and a Jazzman’s cafe and bakery. Class are easy to navigate and no issues with sanitation all student are required to wear a face mask during in person lectures and on campus, temperature checks when coming in building and coming back on campus, shuttle bus that takes student to Walmart and the Mall.
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Fort Valley State University has offered both online and in person learning options this is called Hybrid classes. We use a app called bright-space D2L which allows student to access online lectures. My experience with app has been both excellent and bad you have issues like bad connection, glitches, and none working microphones that may work on your end but not the professor. Excellent experiences like being able to ask questions without being talked over and being able to record lectures.
The professors at FVSU are superb, you can tell that they genuinely care about their students and go above and beyond to provide the best experience they can. My only complaint is the way the University handles their staff, they lack communication and are often making it more difficult I=on the students to handle their affairs and classes. For example, several students were enrolled in a few English classes and the department fired several teachers, I assume because of budget cuts, and then neglected to inform the students that their classes were canceled. All the while, the class remained on the schedule and nothing appeared out of the ordinary, until the beginning of the semester when a bunch of students could not find their class and it was too late to try and be placed in another class.