Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

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Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University Student Essentials

Fairmont State University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Falcon
Website: www.fairmontstate.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,326
Out-of-State Tuition: $11,230
Retention Rate: 64%
Enrollment: 5,387
Year Established: 1865

About Fairmont State University

Known to many as “the college on the hill,” Fairmont State University (located on a scenic hillside in West Virginia) has been educating students for over a century.

The university’s main campus is located in Fairmont, but there is also a branch campus in Clarksburg (the Gaston Caperton Center). FSU has a partnership with Pierpont Community and Technical College in order to offer its students more extensive academic offerings.

FSU has an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in areas like Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurial Studies, Graphics Technology, and Nursing.

It is recognized for its comprehensive programs in aviation education, and is within close proximity to the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center.

Beyond academics, FSU is full of college life opportunities:

  • Campus activities
  • Athletic teams
  • Charitable events
  • Clubs and societies
  • Fitness and wellness programs
  • Fraternities and sororities
  • Mentoring programs
  • Student government
  • Summer day camps

Admissions requirements include: enrollment application (fee may apply), official transcripts, and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT). The school encourages all applicants to apply for financial aid as well.

Though financial aid is not guaranteed, the majority of students who attend the school are receiving some form of financial assistance. Tuition fees are reduced for those who are state residents.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

100% of students gave Fairmont State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I really like my school. everyone is very nice and professors are very helpful and very caring.


Overall Rating

I have gone to Fairmont State University every summer since my freshman year for band camp with the Lincoln High School Marching Band. The people are always so friendly and the facilities are great!


Fairmont State University Map & Location

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554


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Getting Around Fairmont State University

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

4/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Fairmont, WV

Winter
Dec
43
27
Jan
39
23
Feb
43
25
Spring
Mar
53
32
Apr
66
41
May
73
51
Summer
Jun
81
59
Jul
84
63
Aug
84
62
Fall
Sep
77
55
Oct
66
43
Nov
55
36

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,936
Freshman Class 776
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,387

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 90%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 2%
African American 4%
Caucasian 90%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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