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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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 2,115 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Fort Valley State acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 26% of students, Fort Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,800.
About Fort Valley State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1005 State University Dr
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Website
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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
44%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
430- 700
ACT Range
5-17
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,620/ 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
$7,570/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,115Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
229
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Friendly
    57%
  • There to lend a hand
    17%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Selfish
    6%
  • Messy
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    35%
  • 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
26%
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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The moment i made entry into Fort Valley is was like an enticing landscape. Fort Valley gives so much entail into their valid ability and escorts us subsequently around the campus. The dorms were unprecedentedly glorious, in which my family were very intrigued by the embellish decorations of the setting of a dorm room resigning towards an room inside of a house. At first i was dubious about the Fort Valley infrastructure and enrolling into a small public historical black college. I underestimated Fort Valley complexion and overall foundations. I plan to avid to transition to Fort Valley University. I can no longer wait, im so exhilarating from visit the University.
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Fort Valley State University is a HBCU in Fort Valley, GA. In my 4 years here i have so many mixed emotions. The school is nice. The professors are very nice! I feel like since this is a small campus, there is more one on one time with professors and students. The professors really do care, and are understanding of situations. They know how hard it is to make it through college and they have no problem working with you. Obviously there are some things that can be worked on such as finacial aid but other than that i think it is a really nice campus
My FVSU experience has been pretty good so far. I've met great people who have shown me the utmost respect and have been the most helpful people that I know. I came to Fort Valley to dance because I had been dancing all throughout school. When I got here, I was an Accounting major but now I am a Media Studies major . After sitting down and thinking. I decided that Accounting was no longer for me. I have struggled all semester with math and I decided to change my GPA won't be destroyed because of my struggles. Sheryl Sandberg said, “ We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” When I began my journey here at FVSU, I wasn't very sure of what I would be doing or getting myself into but after getting advice and insight on the different majors I decided to hop into something that is more hands on and interesting.