Fairmont State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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Fairmont State University is a medium four-year, public school with 4,045 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1865 and is one of the 3 schools located in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
39
Fair
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and master's degree are available at Fairmont State University.

Fairmont State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 39 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Nursing, Management, Business, and Criminal Justice. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
65%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Fairmont State University student retention rate is relatively low at 65% (close to West Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Fairmont State University is low - 36%. Around 21% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Fairmont State University is pretty decent, 15:1. Find out more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,000
Medium
Average tuition pricing is slightly high, about $14,000 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 3,019 applications were submitted and 1,956 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

This school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

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

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,900
Medium
Fairmont State University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Fairmont 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
D-
Unsafe
Fairmont State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 900 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, roughly $4,900 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Fairmont 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 received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Fairmont State University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Fairmont State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Fairmont State University, 1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470, USA
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