#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Fayetteville State University overview
Location Fayetteville, North Carolina
Online uncfsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Fayetteville State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Fayetteville State University (FSU), established in 1867, stands as a historically black university located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, offering a blend of liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. It is part of the University of North Carolina system. With its urban campus setting, FSU provides a diverse academic environment, encompassing undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs across various fields of study. While granting a more accessible admission process, the university places emphasis on fields such as criminal justice, psychology, and business administration. FSU supports residential living through its on-campus housing facilities. Positioned approximately 63 miles south of Raleigh, Fayetteville State University benefits from its proximity to a major urban center, facilitating potential career and internship opportunities for its students.

In the most recent statistical year 4,116 prospective students applied, and 3,344 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 786 enrolled in the school.  4,416 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,371 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $1,000 plus fees of $2,906. Fayetteville State University is ranked 999 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Fayetteville State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Fayetteville State University is rated within the lower 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Fayetteville State University overview
SAT 870/1060
ACT 14/19
GPA 3.11

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Fayetteville State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$400
Other Fees$2,906
Room and Board $9,440
Budget for Other Expenses$3,490
Total One Year Cost$17,236

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Fayetteville State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$400
Other Fees$2,906
Room and Board $9,440
Budget for Other Expenses$3,490
Total One Year Cost$21,236

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$32,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

31% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fayetteville State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 18%
Social Sciences 15%
Psychology 14%
Education 11%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198543 IPEDS survey data for Fayetteville State University.

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