Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

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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
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

445

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 3,972
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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Clarksburg Benedum

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont
26554

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Circle K
  • Society for Non-traditional Students
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Honors Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Student Leadership Conference
  • Alcohol Awareness Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
69%

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
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
59%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.36

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,856
Declined 774
Total Received 2,630

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Music Teacher Education
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,972

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

3,527
students

Female
56%
1,965

Male
44%
1,562

11%

445
students

Female
83%
369

Male
17%
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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 64%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

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
1%
Hispanic/Latino
89%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino

268

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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