About Fayetteville State University

Founded in 1867, Fayetteville State University. is a Public college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,540 full time undergraduate students, and 683 full time graduate students.

The Fayetteville State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 256 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fayetteville State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate59%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range790-950
ACT Range17-21

Admissions at FSU are considered Selective, with ,35% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

58% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 19% were in the top quarter, and 5% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fayetteville State University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
40%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
16%
“We bought the gear”
77%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
70%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
24%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
33%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
40%
“I feel extremely safe”
7%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
16%
“We bought the gear”
77%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
70%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
24%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
19%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    88 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    92 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    99 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    99 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    99 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    99 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    98 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

Fayetteville State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Fayetteville State University?

50 Students rated Fayetteville State University

Jordyn - 04/07/2024

The city of Fayetteville is known to be a very unsafe place, living here I can promise you the only thing you need to be worried about is potholes and lack of streetlights. Fayetteville State is a very school spirit school. The Broncos go hard at every and any event.

KaLayshia - 04/07/2022

If you're looking for an institution that's located in a small-town area, then Fayetteville State University is the school. The classroom sizes are small, which provides a better learning opportunity for all of its students. They offer numerous resources to help you succeed in your educational pursuits. For example, the writing and math center offers you expertise for those who are struggling in these subjects and may need a little extra help.

Jakera - 02/03/2022

Fayetteville State University is a wonderful HBCU filled with history and interesting people. The campus is easy to navigate and the teachers are very friendly. There are tons of clubs, organizations, and sports teams available that are also very cool.

Zakiya - 08/01/2020

FSU is an amazing school to go to. This will be my last year and I can say that I have enjoy the last three years attending this school. I have been involved in many clubs and organizations that made me a better person than I was three years ago. I really enjoy being a Bronco.

Fayetteville State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Fayetteville State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fayetteville State University is 59%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    In my college experience these past three and a half years, I have received many things. From personal to educational experiences and oppurtunities, I am truly grateful for my experience. On a personal and social level, I have come to learn who I am as a person and what kind of people I tend to associate myself with. I have an incredible network of friends and associates in whom I've bonded and learned several things from and vice versa. On a educational level, I have received an excellent education and have learned so much. I was even able to participate in a Study Abroad oppurtunity in Spain, a once in a lifetime oppurtunity. It has been valuable to attend FSU because I come from a family where going to college is not highly stressed and is not always an option. Being able to attend college has been one of my life's best experience. If I had to do it all over again, I would not change a thing.

    Read all  74 answers
  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are my study buddies.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The school spirit is low....ad it brings homecomming down

    Read all  15 answers
  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Fayetteville State has many different types of programs, that are valueable in all sort of ways.

    Read all  14 answers
  6. What's unique about your campus?

    It was close to where I lived and I was able to take my classes at night while I worked druing the day.

    Read all  13 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Fayetteville State University could use some improvements on stimulating the interest of different courses to its students by introducing career opportunities to majors that seem to be pushed aside (ex. biology, history, etc. ).

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The history of educating the black people in the community , for the psychology and criminal justice programs/instructors.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Fayetteville State University holds a policy where any kind of person in regards to religion, sexual orientation, race, etc will feel a warm welcome. Everyone will feel accepted and be accepted. Though this university is deemed a Historically Black College/University, it is as diverse as it comes. Any person with high esteem and spirit for their institution is more then welcomed to attend this school.

    Read all  11 answers
  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That there are not many on-campus activities.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The academics, athletics, cultural, and social aspects and oppurtunities. There is always something to do and there is a club and/or organization for anyone.

    Read all  10 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    the most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of school spirit, i believe if the campus life was more exciting than it would motivate me a lot more than i already am. the students take this opportunity and do nothing with it, when we should be celebrating the fact that we are able to attend the wonderful university of FSU .

    Read all  10 answers
  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are a person who does not know what it is like to have responsibility then going to this school is not the best choice. The fredom of going to bed when you need to can be a problem at times the campus never stops buzzing with things to do. And if you can't focuss then that will also be a problem. The teachers here don't baby you so don't think you are going exspect pitty. Managing time has to be a big part as well time money and you dont need to wast it.

    Read all  8 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics depending on your major varies me being a criminal justice major i love ever class that i sign up for.

    Read all  2 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The University is overall a great school the environment and the students and professors are all nice.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of the students at FSU are being to loud aggressive an rude because of were the university is located at.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

68%

female

32%

male

5,540

Total Undergrad Enrollment

683

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

95%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

100

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

29%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
64%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
19%

TUITION & AID

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.

75% of students attending Fayetteville State University receive some sort of financial aid. 62% were awarded federal grants. While 57% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,693

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$400

Books and Supplies

$8,070

Room and Board

25,163

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,130
$30 - $48K
$5,366
$48 - $75K
$8,705
$75 - $110K
$10,579
$110K & UP
$10,488

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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