Fairmont State University

1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554-2470
Tel: (304)367-4000
Public | 4,759 students
Fairmont State College of Liberal Arts offer major and minor degree programs in Behavioral Science, Language and Literature, and Social Science. Fairmont State is an institution that emphasizes teaching; faculty are hired for their teaching ability and their commitment to help students succeed.

School Overview:

Fairmont State University
CountyMarion County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
218 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment4,759 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
4,132 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
627 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
4,400 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
359 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
3%6%
% White
94%84%
% Two or more races
1%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$5,326$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$11,230$24,744
 
Percent Admitted55%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)410-510450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-520460-573
ACT English (25-75%)18-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-2218-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • The history of Fairmont State is part and parcel of the history of public education in West Virginia. Founded in 1865, two years after the state was admitted into the Union, the university was established as the West Virginia Normal School at Fairmont—a private institution dedicated to educating teachers.
  • When you enroll at Fairmont State, it's like putting your foot on the first rung of a ladder—a ladder that will take you places you can hardly imagine now. Each step up the ladder to a two-year degree through the four-year degree and even on to graduate school, will add skills, credentials and experiences you can use professionally, personally and as a member of your community.
  • Fairmont State University offers 90 baccalaureate majors and graduate programs in nursing, education and criminal justice. Pierpont Community & Technical College offers 50 associate degrees, certificate degrees and skill-set certificates. Fairmont State is an institution that emphasizes teaching; faculty are hired for their teaching ability and their commitment to help students succeed.
  • More than 86 clubs, organizations, student publications, honoraries, sororities and fraternities and intramural sports are available in the college campus. Fairmont State is a member of the NCAA Division II and the West Virginia Inercollegiate Athletics Conference.
  • Fairmont State University sits on a graceful 90-acre campus on a hill with lovely views of wooded hills. And you should see the sunsets.
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