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Fort Valley State University Overview

Fort Valley State University is a public institution situated in Fort Valley, Georgia. Fort Valley is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Fort Valley State University Known For?

331 Undergraduate Awards
$22,471 Avg Cost After Aid
44% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Fort Valley State University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Fort Valley State University?

Location of Fort Valley State University

Contact details for Fort Valley State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313
Phone: 478-825-6211
Website: www.fvsu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fvsuwildcats
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fvsu

How Do I Get Into Fort Valley State University?

You can apply to Fort Valley State University online at: www.fvsu.edu/admissions

Admission Requirements for Fort Valley State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fort Valley State University?

44% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Fort Valley State University. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 44%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 42%.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to Fort Valley State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 220 and 360. Math scores were between 210 and 338.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fort Valley State University  ( 220 to 360 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Fort Valley State University  ( 210 to 338 )
200
800
Fort Valley State University received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 5 and 16. Math scores were between 5 and 14. Composite scores were between 5 and 17.

ACT English Scores for Fort Valley State University  ( 5 to 16 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Fort Valley State University  ( 5 to 14 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Fort Valley State University  ( 5 to 17 )
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36

Can I Afford Fort Valley State University?

$22,471 Net Price
89% Take Out Loans
13.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fort Valley State University is $22,471. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fort Valley State University, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $6,830 a year. That adds up to $27,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fort Valley State University is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Fort Valley State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,059 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,293 undergraduate students at Fort Valley State University, with 2,059 being full-time and 234 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Fort Valley State University

There are also 331 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,059 full-time undergraduates at Fort Valley State University, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Fort Valley State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fort Valley State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fort Valley State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 1,894
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 41
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Geographic Diversity

Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Fort Valley State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Fort Valley State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nigeria, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Fort Valley State University

124 Took All Classes Online
124 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Fort Valley State University. In 2017-2018, 124 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fort Valley State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 52nd most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Fort Valley State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fort Valley State University was -6.3%. This is the #2,513 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fort Valley State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fort Valley State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 42%
General Biology 44%
Public Health 21%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fort Valley State University 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 Fort Valley State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Political Science & Government #52
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #62
Mental & Social Health Services #72
General Psychology #180
Social Sciences #237
Psychology #243
Criminal Justice & Corrections #467

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%.

Fort Valley State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Psychology 45 0 0 45
Public Health 0 0 43 43
Criminal Justice & Corrections 33 0 0 33
General Family & Consumer Sciences 30 0 0 30
Business Administration & Management 28 0 0 28
General Biology 25 0 0 25
Computer Information Systems 19 0 0 19
Liberal Arts General Studies 19 0 0 19
Communication & Media Studies 18 0 0 18
Student Counseling 0 6 10 16
Social Work 16 0 0 16
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 15 15
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 15 15
Plant Sciences 12 0 0 12
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 12 0 0 12
Biotechnology 0 0 11 11
Political Science & Government 11 0 0 11
Animal Science 3 0 5 8
Accounting 8 0 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6 0 2 8
General Visual & Performing Arts 8 0 0 8
Electronics Engineering Technology 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 6 0 0 6
Agricultural Economics & Business 5 0 0 5
History 5 0 0 5
Marketing 4 0 0 4
Engineering Technology (Other) 3 0 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 331 6 101 438

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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