Tuition & Fees

$6,620

$13,970

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
29%
400-499
51%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
35%
400-499
45%
300-399
16%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
51%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
61%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
45%
12-17
38%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,930
Declined + 1,013
Total Received 2,943
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Public

3,813

undergraduate students

228

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 5211
ACT 4520

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School Facts

Fairmont State, founded in 1865, is a public university of the arts and sciences. It was founded as a private teacher training school, became state-supported in 1867, and began offering bachelor's degrees in 1943. Programs are offered through the Schools of Business and Economics, Education and Health and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Health Careers, Languages and Literatures, Science and Mathematics, Social Science, and Technology. Its 120-acre campus is located in Fairmont, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,041
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Fairmont, WV

120-acre campus in Fairmont (population: 18,815), 90 miles from Pittsburgh; branch campus in Clarksburg. Served by bus; major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airports serve Bridgeport (20 miles) and Morgantown (20 miles); train serves Connellsville, PA (50 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
29%
400-499
51%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
35%
400-499
45%
300-399
16%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
51%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
61%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
45%
12-17
38%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,930
Declined + 1,013
Total Received 2,943

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amie M. Fazalare
Director of Recruiting
P: 800 641-5678, extension 2
F: 304 367-4938
admit@fairmontstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,334,797
State $5,705,222
Institutional $955,666
Other external $0
Total $13,995,685

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $12,000
Institutional $317,907
Other external $458,414
Total $788,321

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Mountain East Conference
Mascot
Falcon
School colors
maroon, tan, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health Administration
Architectural Engineering Technology
Architecture
Aviation Technology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering Technology
Communication
Communication Arts
Community Health Education
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Electronics Engineering Technology
English
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Forensics
French
Graphics Technology
Health Science
History
Information Systems
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Music
National Security/Intelligence
Nursing
Occupational Safety
Political Science
Psychology
Regents Bachelor of Arts
Safety Engineering Technology
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

94%

3,813
students

Female
55%
2,115

Male
45%
1,698

Graduate

6%

228
students

Female
68%
155

Male
32%
73

undergraduateFull-time

85%

3,260
students

Female
54%
1,748

Male
46%
1,512

undergraduatePart-time

15%

553
students

Female
67%
367

Male
33%
186

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Nepal
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Geneva Hines
International Student Advisor
304 367-4490
ghines@fairmontstate.edu

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