Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Founded in 1865, Fairmont State University is a public institution based in Fairmont, Virginia. It is a “selective” university and operates the satellite Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center where aviation technology programs are offered. Noted areas of study include National Security and Intelligence, nursing, and aerospace engineering technician. The campus is home to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center and offers a minor in folklore studies.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
96%
Submitting ACT
4%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,809
Total Number of Undergrads
3,527
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
59%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,821
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,514
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,324
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,004
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,045
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
73%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,457
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,350

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,550
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,235
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$226
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Fighting Falcon
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain East Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Pittsburgh
Wheeling
Washington
Charleston
Parkersburg
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
FSU is a pretty small sized school; which I love! The professors at FSU are very helpful with managing your time if you let them be. Overall, I think FSU is a great school.
Sommar from Wana, WV
I really like the school. I'm disabled student however, my professors works with me hand and hand along with disability services. Everyone sees that I'm trying and helps me, that works with with my disability.
Dlaine from Fairmont, WV
A small community within a small community. You have a lot of opportunities to experience different cultures and different activities in general. An overall great place.
Savannah
FSU is a great place to learn, grow, and challenge yourself. Though a small university it has a lot of options for its students to develop.
Kay from Fairmont, WV

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