C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Fort Valley State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,342/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,732/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,319/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,948/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,262/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,960/ 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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,986Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    65%
  • There to lend a hand
    23%
  • Messy
    4%
  • Selfish
    4%
  • Too Friendly
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
48%
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
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Fort Valley State University Reviews

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The best thing about FVSU is the southern hospitality that spreads throughout the Wildcat community. I have enjoyed my experience thus far, from the students to the staff, even the janitors are nice and helpful. There are so many different opportunities that are in the Wildcat community, from joining clubs to watching some of the staff take on the students in fun games of basketball and football. The campus has grown so much over that past decade and even the upgrade of the food, parking lots, and even the dorm life is different. There is an overall helping and learning opportunity at Fort Valley State University!
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My experience here at FVSU has been pretty good. As far as academics go, the professors are here to help you! They put in effort to teach you and advise you. This school as many opportunities to help you be successful in your area of study. Outside of classes, there are many activities, sports, clubs, and organizations to join to enhance your college experience and your resume. FVSU is a relatively small school, so it is very easy to network and students are willing to stick together like family.
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.