Skip to Main Content
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  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 1,998 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Fort Valley State acceptance rate is 26%. Popular majors include Psychology, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 25% of students, Fort Valley State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,100.
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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
26%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
770-940
ACT Range
10-19
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Score higher—guaranteed, or your money back
  • A team of teachers ready to answer your questions

Cost

Net Price
$12,484/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,834/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,543/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,582/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,192/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,916/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Apply online in just 3 minutes
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.47 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
Do You Work at Fort Valley State University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,998Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • There to lend a hand
    21%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Messy
    4%
  • Selfish
    4%
  • Too Friendly
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.51 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    40%
  • My school is very accepting & you can be yourself
    13%
  • Changing
    10%
  • They're trying.
    10%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • Sad
    7%
  • Enter, Engage, Exit, Exellence
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
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
Colleges like Fort Valley State University
More

Fort Valley State University Reviews

705 reviews
All Categories
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
Start Your Review of Fort Valley State University
Rate It!
Fort Valley State University is a HBCU that provides students with an adequate college experience. The people and students are friendly, so you feel like you fit right in on your first day. Campus life is great, the dorms are nice and clean. Classes are a walk away, and so are your friends. Saturday games are the best! Sitting in the stands with your friends as you cheer on the football team is a wonderful experience. I love being a wildcat!
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!