Fort Valley State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Fort Valley State University is a medium four-year, public school with 3,570 students enrolled. This college was established in 1895 and is the only school located in Fort Valley, Georgia.

Fort Valley State University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU).

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
36
At Fort Valley State University you can obtain your bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Fort Valley State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 36 majors. The most popular concentrations are Psychology, Biology, Education, Criminal Justice, and Agriculture. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
58%
Fort Valley State University student retention rate is low at 58% (below Georgia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Fort Valley State University is low: 30%. Around 24% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Fort Valley State University is reasonably decent: 20:1. Read more details on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,200
Average tuition prices are fairly high, $16,500 a year. The additional fees at Fort Valley State University (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $1,700, which comes to $18,200 per academic year.

Read the details about Fort Valley State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
32%
According to government data, 7,341 applications were submitted and 2,343 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

The college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Fort Valley State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,100
Fort Valley State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Fort Valley State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Fort Valley State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,800 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- around $4,100 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Fort Valley State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Fort Valley State University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Fort Valley State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313, USA
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