Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont State University Overview

Student population

Address1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV
School Websitewww.fairmontstate.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Distant

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Fairmont State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Fairmont, West Virginia that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is master's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 2,409 students applied to Fairmont State University. Of those students, 2,283 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Fairmont State University was $5,408, in addition to fees of $2,106. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Fairmont State University.

Fairmont State University has a 35% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Fairmont State University Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

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Applicants admitted

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The Fairmont State University acceptance rate is 95%. To put this into perspective, 2,283 of the 2,409 students who applied to Fairmont State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Fairmont State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Fairmont State University had an SAT score between the range of 900 and 1,090. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Fairmont State University was between 18 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Fairmont State University as part of their application.

Fairmont State University Cost

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Fairmont State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,408. Combined with fees of $2,106, room and board costs of $9,004, other expenses of $2,000 and the $1,000 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $16,324 in tuition.

Students at Fairmont State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Fairmont State University was $4,805 last year, with 46% of students being awarded federal aid.

Fairmont State University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Fairmont State University.

Fairmont State University has a good gender split, with 57% of undergraduates being female and 43% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are West Virginia residents; in fact, 88% of all students reside in West Virginia. However, 11% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Fairmont State University is 16:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Fairmont State University Popular Majors and Programs

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ENGINEERING/ENGINEERING-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS
EDUCATION
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL SCIENCES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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