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Fort Valley State University is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,250, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,365 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fort Valley State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,080 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,984 (2012-13).
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Fort Valley State University is the only public, senior, 1890 land-grant institution serving Georgia. The Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) is the only one of its kind in the nation, partnering the University with the nation's energy industry. The biology program leads the state system in preparing African American students for medical and health professions, and FVSU has the only certified veterinary technology program in the state. Study abroad opportunities are available in Belize, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Mexico, the Bahamas, Brazil, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Great Britain, Spain, and Germany.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Fort Valley State University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 19. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 5. The application fee at Fort Valley State University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 35.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||35.6%|
|Application deadline||July 19|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 5|
The student-faculty ratio at Fort Valley State University is 20:1, and the school has 47.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fort Valley State University include: Biology, General; Psychology, General; Criminal Justice and Corrections; Business Administration, Management and Operations; and Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||11%|
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Fort Valley State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,250, with a gender distribution of 42.4 percent male students and 57.6 percent female students. At this school, 96.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 3.5 percent of students live off campus. Fort Valley State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Fort Valley State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Fort Valley 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Fort Valley State University, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Fort Valley State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||57%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Fort Valley State University, 97.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,473.
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||$6,080 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,984 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,162 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data