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Founded in 1865, Fairmont State University. is a Public college. Located in West Virginia, which is a city setting in West Virginia, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,804 full time undergraduate students, and 245 full time graduate students.
The Fairmont State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 168 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fairmont State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,15% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 34% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fairmont State University.
38 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
47 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
28 Students rated Fairmont State University
Fairmont State is home to me, this college brought me to life and has amazing professors to ensure students get the proper education to the point of graduation. Fairmont State has the most welcoming people you could ever meet as well, I am proud to call it home!
The campus is a nice medium size. The faculty is nice. I never had good success with the admissions office. I would've been an out of state student, but the degree that I really wanted was not offered there.
I love Fairmont State and the over all experience here as a student. The teachers really care about the students, there isn't a time that I don't feel like I can't go to my teacher or a different teacher and ask for help. The dorms and a lot of the Ra's love to make the dorms feel like home at much as possible. I love the pride in the school and there a lot of students that are happy here, there is a very happy vibe here and in the students in general. I would recommend this school to anyone.
I love it!! I am currently a freshman in the Nursing program, I plan on graduating in 2020. I live on campus @ Bryant place. I love the independence of being on my own and making my own decisions. I enjoy walking to classes and having the café close by. The professors and staff are awesome!!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fairmont State University is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I have had a successful educational and career experiences and am now currently pursuing my Doctoral of Social Work (DSW) degree. I started as a non-traditional student and as a single parent of a young child. I modeled for my daughter the importance of gaining secondary education in orderto have better opportunities for my career. My daughter has also successfully completed her Master's Degree program and is advancing within her career.
My education has provided me the opportunity to become a critical thinker, a scholar practitioner, and one in turn is a social change agent. My education has provided me with the opportunity to work with terminally ill patients, foster children, combat veterans and service members diagnosed with combat related PTSD, rape victims, and many other vulnerable, disempowered, and disenfranchised populations. This would not have been possible without my Bachelor and Master's Degrees. Now I am currently enrolled fulltime as a doctoral student. For me acquiring and ontaining my education is a life long journey that has now been passed on to my daughter and hopefuuly one day my grandchildren.
Most of my classmates are immature and they don't understand what it is like being in the real world yet, working for a living and supporting themselves.
There isnt much parking so you have to walk alot to get to classes and sometimes the weather makes that difficult.
Unlike many schools I had considered, FSU was close to home. I've always been a homebody, so fairmont helped me to include this within my life. I also was very intrigued by their small class sizes. This was something that really attracted me to their school. Their professors were very kind and really showed an interest in giving the students the best education they could receive.
Fairmont State is an excellent school for students who are self starters that are inquisitive and want to further their education. From Fairmont State I developed a good solid foundation that prepared me for my Master's Degree program. I am now working on my PhD and believe that Fairmont State prepared me for my educational journey and career!
The best thing about the school would have to be the diversity of programs, both academic and extracurricular, that are available. The support system for clubs is currently undergoing some changes, but has not been difficult to use in the past and should not become any more difficult now. It is relatively easy to create a new club if a small number of people want to try something that isn't currently available.
I wish I would have known where the buildings were. I felt lost my first week of classes, and I wish I would have taken the time to look around before classes started.
Those who are not serious about secondary education.
The one thing I brag about the most of Fairmont State, is that it is such a small campus. Most high school seniors want that party atmosphere and lots of people, but for some the small campuses are ideal. Fairmont is easy to get around and all of my classes are small and personal; so I get the attention from my professors that I need to succeed. It is nice to be able to talk about topics in class and be able to get your opinion in discussion in class, rather than just listening and wish your voice was heard.
The most frustrating thing about Fairmont State University is the availability of classes. Many classes are only offered in either the fall or the spring semesters which can make it nearly impiossible to schedule classes or graduate on time. Also, the more difficult courses tend to be scheduled together so your schedule can often be bogged down with three difficult courses making the semester a little harder.
FSU is a very friendly college where I feel welcomed and know that if I need anything, I'll be able to get help somewhere on campus.
I am not sure i would say probably academics and research.
To me the best thing about this university is that its small campus with everything you need close by. People are friendly , professors are helpful. But to most of the local people there is a belief that West Virginia University in Morgantown is much better then Fairmont State University because its bigger but I've heard from students who used to go there otherwise. We have a very beautiful campus with every kind of facility you can think of. Students often hang out in the library or cafataria in Falcon center. Also they can go to gym and play whatever game they like. The recent complain that I can think of was from the residence hall. Due to recent modification of the buildings alarm system. Fire alarm often goes off and students have to come out in the open in the middle of the night.
People are really friendly here and being a geek is cool
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
91% of students
attending Fairmont State University receive some sort of financial aid.
46% were awarded federal grants.
While 61% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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