Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$7,738

$16,602

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
460
75th
540
25th
440
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,301
Declined 138
Total Received 2,439
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Public

3,997

undergraduate students

361

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,358
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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120-acre campus in Fairmont (population: 18,467), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV
26554

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
56%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
460
75th
540
25th
440
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee (waived if filed online), (counselor must submit the financial need waiver)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,301
Declined 138
Total Received 2,439

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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

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
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 641-5678, extension 2
F: 304 367-4789
financialaid@fairmontstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

field hockey, rugby, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, field hockey, rugby, soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, ballroom dancing, baseball, basketball, billiards, corn hole, dodgeball, football, golf, horseshoes, martial arts, outdoor adventure, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Mountain East Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Architecture.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
English Language and Literature, General.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Information Science/Studies.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Music, General.
National Security Policy Studies.
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
Political Science and Government, General.
Printing Press Operator.
Psychology, General.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

4,358

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

3,997
students

Female
58%
2,338

Male
42%
1,659

8%

361
students

Female
71%
255

Male
29%
106

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

3,151
students

Female
57%
1,791

Male
43%
1,360

21%

846
students

Female
65%
547

Male
35%
299

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
86%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: two weeks prior to start of term

Spring: two weeks prior to start of term

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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
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