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Fairmont State University is a public institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,268, its setting is city, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fairmont State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,372 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,104 (2011-12).
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Fairmont State University offers a wide variety of graduate, bachelors, and associate degrees. The mission of FSU is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good. With a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, West Virginia, FSU is part of the state-s growing high technology corridor, including a metro area of about 50,000 residents. The FSU main campus is within a short drive of larger cities such as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and opportunities for outdoor recreation in West Virginia. FSU serves a 13-county region with facilities including the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The main campus is home to the West Virginia Folklife Center. FSU offers many evening and online classes to accommodate non-traditional students. With an enrollment of 4,600 and a student/faculty ratio of 17:1, FSU values giving students the personal attention they need to succeed.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Fairmont State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||54.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Fairmont State University is 17:1, and the school has 35.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||14|
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Fairmont State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,268, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students. At this school, 18.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 82.0 percent of students live off campus. Fairmont State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Fairmont State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Fairmont State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Fairmont State University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Fairmont State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Fairmont State University, 77.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,372 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,104 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,926 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data