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Fairmont State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 615 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 9 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $53,430)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,659)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 40 - - -
Basketball 14 16 - -
Football 104 - - -
Golf 12 6 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming 16 7 - -
Tennis 8 6 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 7 7 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.8%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.4%
Two or more races 1.5%
White/non-Hispanic 91.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sommar from Wana, WV
  • 4
  • I didn't stay in a dorm; I commute. However, the dorms are pretty nice and totally convenient. You could sleep in a little longer and go to the library…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Danielle from Steubenville, OH
  • 4
  • For incoming Freshmen do not live in Bryant Place, even though it's the nicest dorm, it gets lonely. Bryant Place it is very secluded and it's very hard to make…

  • Apr-14-2012 Read More
  • Kay from Fairmont, WV
  • 3
  • There's newer dorms and older dorms and if you're a freshman then you really don't get a whole lot of say as to where you'll be. The dorms themselves are…

  • Jun-19-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Savannah
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    You really don't want to go to the caf unless you have to. The staff are all very nice, but the food isn't (unless its breakfast, the breakfasts are always good). The Nickel is pretty expensive, but it works pretty well as a mini-grocery store. Ciabatta's and Hershey's staff are always extremely kind and everything there is great. The Starbucks is alright, but has limited options (it also closes early and can't take gift cards).

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  • 3
  • Jaime from Miami, FL
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food is generic but pretty decent. We only have 2 other dining options which one of is closed on weekends and extremely expensive.

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  • 5
  • From Clarksburg, WV
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining is amazing here! There are so many options for you to choose from and prices are great. You get a great experience no matter where you choose to eat!

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  • 5
  • WV
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is great!

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  • 5
  • Kayla from Nutter Fort, WV
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is campus is excellent! There are two options for eating: The cafeteria and The Nickel. The cafeteria offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A variety of food is offered at every meal (breakfast ranges from breakfast sandwiches to eggs to waffles, lunch and dinner range from pasta to home cooked meals to ice cream). During Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is even an all you can eat buffet. The cafeteria is open long, convenient hours working with any hectic student schedule. There is also plenty of seating including tables, booths, and outdoor tables. For students who only have a few minutes to grab some food in between classes The Nickel exists. It is a small convenience shop that sells foods such as sandwiches, slices of pizza, chicken wings, and salads.

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  • 3
  • Joshua from Enterprise, WV
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Fairmont State offers a variety of meal plans to people living on or off campus. The food is decent and quite affordable.

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  • 4
  • Sara from Kingwood, WV
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    While everyone else hates the food, I absolutely love it. The staff is just amazing, they are far more friendly than my high school cafeteria staff and the man in charge is very open to suggestions which is just great.

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  • 5
  • Kayla from East Liverpool, OH
  • Oct-13-2013 I am a current student here

    There is always a good selection. Throughout the week, new dishes are served. However, if you are not adventurous, you can stick to comfort food. Grilled cheese all the way! You can eat in the dining room or get take out. its your choice.

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  • 4
  • Frances from Shinnston, WV
  • Mar-26-2013 I am a current student here

    I love the food here! Aladdin offers lots of choices everyday. They have everything from healthy eating options to hotdogs and ice cream. The snack store and Starbucks are overpriced, though, and the cafeteria's hours are a little inconvenient.

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  • 4
  • Kayla from Nutter Fort, WV
  • Dec-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Plenty of options for dining are offered at FSU including a cafeteria that provides plenty of choices from pizza to baked chicken with specific operating hours. A fan favorite among students and faculty alike seems to be The Nickel. The Nickel is a little dining station that serves hot food, such as cheese fries and mozzarella sticks, cold food, such as salads and sandwiches, and beverages. If you have some time to kill in between classes there are plenty of restaurants around town that are close to campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • From Clarksburg, WV
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    The sororities and fraternities are always hosting some type of event for all of the students on campus which is really great, they really help bring the college community together.

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  • 0
  • Joshua from Enterprise, WV
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are so many greeks in on campus that I couldn't name them all if I tried. They have one for all kinds of different types of students. Joining one will be not only fun, but very beneficial to your time at the school.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Nutter Fort, WV
  • Dec-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Campus life at Fairmont State University can be very exciting if students choose to take advantage of it. There is something for everyone. For those interested in health and fitness, the Falcon Center is equipped with a large gym (that includes an indoor walking/running track) and swimming pool. For those who love English and literature, an annual Haiku Death Match is held at Wallman Hall and several poetry readings occur.

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  • 0
  • From Washington, DC
  • Dec-12-2012 I am a current student here

    they suck, theres no brotherhood in the greek life here, all they do is get drunk and fight. I dont even know what the sororities do

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