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Fayetteville State University is a public institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,287, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 156 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fayetteville State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,573 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,369 (2013-14).
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Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a public comprehensive regional university that promotes the educational, social, cultural, and economic transformation of southeastern North Carolina and beyond. The primary mission of FSU is to provide students with the highest quality learning experiences that will produce global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future of the State. Awarding degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and the doctorate in educational leadership, FSU offers programs in teacher education, the arts and sciences, health professions, business and economics, and unique and emerging fields. FSU is an institution of opportunity and diversity. Committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service, the university extends its services and programs to the community, including the military, and other educational institutions throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world. (Approved by UNC Board of Governors, October 9, 2009.)
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FSU Strategic Priorities 2009 - 2014
In order to make textbooks more affordable to our students, Fayetteville State University reinstated a Textbook Rental Program beginning with the fall semester 2008. This program includes an across the board charge to all students and allows for a two year textbook adoption policy for faculty members. An exception is added to apply to graduate students only.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Fayetteville State University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. The application fee at Fayetteville State University is $40. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 55 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||55.0%|
|Application deadline||June 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Fayetteville State University is 16:1, and the school has 37.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fayetteville State University include: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Sociology; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||12%|
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Fayetteville State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,287, with a gender distribution of 30.6 percent male students and 69.4 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. Fayetteville State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Fayetteville State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville State University, 48 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Fayetteville State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||48%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Fayetteville State University, 86.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,276.
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||$7,573 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,369 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,631 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data