Tuition & Fees

$7,296

$15,186

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
21%
400-499
49%
300-399
21%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
44%
12-17
38%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
58%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,227
Declined + 1,204
Total Received 3,431
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Public

3,751

undergraduate students

298

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 University, 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 4,049
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Fairmont, WV

120-acre campus in Fairmont (population: 18,622), 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
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
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
14%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
21%
400-499
49%
300-399
21%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
4%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
44%
12-17
38%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
58%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
counselor must submit the financial need waiver
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
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

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,227
Declined + 1,204
Total Received 3,431

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 Recruitment & Admissions
P: 800 641-5678, extension 2
F: 304 367-4789
admit@fairmontstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,942,151
State $5,681,028
Institutional $1,122,325
Other external
Total $13,745,504

Non-need-based

Federal
State $24,000
Institutional $459,811
Other external $570,888
Total $1,054,699

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Mountain East Conference
Mascot
Fighting Falcon
School colors
maroon 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
Graphic Design Technology
Graphics Technology
Health Science
History
Information Systems
Information Systems Management
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
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

93%

3,751
students

Female
55%
2,060

Male
45%
1,691

Graduate

7%

298
students

Female
75%
224

Male
25%
74

undergraduateFull-time

87%

3,279
students

Female
54%
1,743

Male
46%
1,536

undergraduatePart-time

13%

472
students

Female
68%
317

Male
32%
155

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
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

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: Two weeks prior to start of term.

Spring: Two weeks prior to start of term.

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • 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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • 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

Corey Hunt
Senior Admissions & Recruitment Counselor
304 367-4729
corey.hunt@fairmontstate.edu

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