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#6 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
3,848
Fairmont State University overview
Location Fairmont, West Virginia
Online fairmontstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Fairmont State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, Fairmont State University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,439 prospective students applied, and 2,301 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 800 enrolled in the school.  2,959 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 889 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,888 plus fees of $1,850. Fairmont State is ranked 868 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

3/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

Fairmont State is rated within the lower 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Fairmont State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Fairmont State University overview
SAT 900/1110
ACT 18/22
GPA 3.36
Applications Accepted
94.3% 
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Applications Due Jul 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

West Virginia Resident Tuition
$5,888
In State Costs for Fairmont State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,850
Room and Board $9,730
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$20,468
Out of State Resident Tuition
$14,752
Out of State Costs for Fairmont State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,850
Room and Board $9,730
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$29,332

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fairmont State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 21%
Business 18%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 10%
Education 8%
Engineering Technology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237367 IPEDS survey data for Fairmont State University.

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