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Fairmont State Admission Requirements

Fairmont, West Virginia

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Chances of getting into Fairmont State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.4%
Admission Difficulty for Fairmont State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Fairmont State and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,315 out of 2,712 applicants were admitted making Fairmont State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Fairmont State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Fairmont State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fairmont State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Fairmont State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Fairmont State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fairmont State University?

Fairmont State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fairmont State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >91%
1010 to 1110 Avg + 85%-91%
910 to 1010 Avg - 77%-85%
810 to 910 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 810 Low <66%
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Fairmont State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for Fairmont State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Fairmont State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fairmont State ?

Admission data indicates that Fairmont State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fairmont State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fairmont State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >91%
20 to 23 Avg + 85%-91%
18 to 20 Avg - 79%-85%
16 to 18 Reach 71%-79%
Less than 16 Low <71%
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Fairmont State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Fairmont State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Fairmont State . The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fairmont State University was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Fairmont State accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fairmont State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

74% of Fairmont State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fairmont State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 74%
Bottom 50% of class 26%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Fairmont State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,716 996 2,712
Accepted 1,494 821 2,315
Acceptance Rate 87% 82% 85%
Enrolled 472 308 780
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 38% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
295

Applicants have 295 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fairmont State University is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fairmont State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Fairmont State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fairmont State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Fairmont State University prefer SAT or ACT?

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Fairmont State . 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fairmont State University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Fairmont State . Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Fairmont State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1110. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fairmont State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.