Fairmont State University (2024)

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Overall Niche Grade

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  2. Value

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  3. Diversity

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  4. Campus

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  5. Athletics

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  6. Party Scene

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  7. Professors

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  8. Location

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  9. Dorms

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  10. Campus Food

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  11. Student Life

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  12. Safety

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Fairmont State is a public university located in Fairmont, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,355 undergraduate students. The Fairmont State acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 46% of students, Fairmont State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,700.

1201 LOCUST AVE
FAIRMONT, WV 26554

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About Fairmont State...

  • No Application Fee
  • Public College
  • SAT/ACT Optional

Athletics Division

NCAA Division II (with football)

Athletics Conference

Mountain East Conference

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Fairmont State Admissions

Acceptance Rate

98%

Application Deadline

Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

SAT Range

820-1050

ACT Range

18-23

Application Fee

$0

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Early Decision/Early Action

No data available

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Cost

Net Price

$10,794/ year

National

$15,523

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Average Total Aid Awarded

$6,547/ year

National

$7,535

Students Receiving Financial Aid

99%

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Academics

Professors

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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.

Student Faculty Ratio

14:1

Evening Degree Programs

Yes

74%

of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses

80%

of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses

64%

of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

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Majors

Most Popular Majors

  • Nursing

    214 Graduates

  • Business

    70 Graduates

  • Psychology

    54 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies

    52 Graduates

  • Education

    35 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Humanities

    34 Graduates

  • International Relations

    29 Graduates

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

    26 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    26 Graduates

  • Information Science

    25 Graduates

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Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online

Total number of complete undergraduate programs offered online or through distance learning.

Offers Online Courses

College offers distance education courses.

Yes

Online Certificate Programs

Total number of certificate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Associates Programs

Total number of associate degree programs offered online or through distance education.

Online Bachelor's Programs

Total number of bachelor's degree programs offered online or through distance education.

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How Students Learn

Based on class setting of student enrollment.

  • Mix of Online and on Campus

    49%

  • On Campus

    32%

  • Online

    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment

2,355Undergrads

Part-Time Undergrads

842

Undergrads Over 25

13%

Pell Grant

42%

Varsity Athletes

16%

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?

Based on

33 responses

  • Stressed

    33%

  • Content

    24%

  • Kind

    18%

  • Young

    15%

  • Bored

    3%

  • Dedicated

    3%

  • Outgoing

    3%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus

No data available

Poll

57%

of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses

Poll

48%

of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses

Poll

What one word or phrase best describes your school?

Based on

37 responses

  • Personable

    41%

  • Kept up

    14%

  • Melting pot

    14%

  • Purely Amazing

    11%

  • Underrated

    11%

  • Rundown

    8%

  • Home away from home

    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,000/ year

National

$33,028

Graduation Rate

46%

National

49%

Employed 2 Years After Graduation

87%

National

83%

81%

of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

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