Tuition & Fees

$7,514

$16,324

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
53%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
49%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
40%
12-17
40%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
59%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,856
Declined + 774
Total Received 2,630
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Public

3,527

undergraduate students

282

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 3,809
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Fairmont, WV

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.

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
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
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
53%
400-499
32%
300-399
4%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
49%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
40%
12-17
40%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
59%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online), (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

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,856
Declined + 774
Total Received 2,630

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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
Secondary school record
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

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,060

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,728
Room $4,734
Board $4,440
Additional fees $1,786
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $17,688
Average Financial Aid - $9,060
Total with Avg. Aid $8,628
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Patricia Weimer
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
patricia.weimer@fairmontstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tim Mcneely (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

3,809

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

3,527
students

Female
56%
1,965

Male
44%
1,562

7%

282
students

Female
73%
206

Male
27%
76

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

3,106
students

Female
54%
1,676

Male
46%
1,430

12%

421
students

Female
69%
289

Male
31%
132

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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
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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: 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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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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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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