Fairmont State University Overview
Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, Fairmont State University is a public institution. The location of Fairmont State is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is Fairmont State University Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest degree offered at Fairmont State.
- In 2017-2018, 93% of the faculty were full-time.
Fairmont State University Rankings
Fairmont State landed the #1,460 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Fairmont State also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in West Virginia ranking.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Fairmont State has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Fairmont State
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||910|
|Best Colleges for the Money||931|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||977|
|Best Colleges for International Students||1,093|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||2,213|
Where Is Fairmont State University?
Contact details for Fairmont State are given below.
|Address:||1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554-2470|
How Do I Get Into Fairmont State?
You can apply to Fairmont State online at: https://www.fairmontstate.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Fairmont State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Fairmont State?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 15% of students accepted to Fairmont State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 560.
Can I Afford Fairmont State University?
Net Price by Income Group for Fairmont State
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Fairmont State, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,626 a year. That adds up to $22,504 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Fairmont State is 10.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Fairmont State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 225 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,108 full-time undergraduates at Fairmont State, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fairmont State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||187|
|Hispanic or Latino||61|
West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Fairmont State University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at Fairmont State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Fairmont State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fairmont State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 14th most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Fairmont State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fairmont State University was 10.5%. This is the #1,308 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fairmont State regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fairmont State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fairmont State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#135|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#204|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#233|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Fairmont State University Majors
In 2017-2018, Fairmont State University awarded 1,576 undergraduate degrees and 156 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By User:Scochran4 under License
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