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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 B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  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 2,419 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fort Valley State acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 43% 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
850-960
ACT Range
16-18
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$12,916 / 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
$8,973 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
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. 57 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 56 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    38%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,419 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
375
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Friendly
    61%
  • There to lend a hand
    17%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Selfish
    6%
  • Collaborative
    3%
  • Messy
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 61 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Interesting
    35%
  • My school is very accepting & you can be yourself
    10%
  • They're trying.
    10%
  • Changing
    8%
  • Exciting
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Sad
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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