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Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Fairmont State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.8%
Admission Difficulty for Fairmont State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Fairmont State and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,283 out of 2,409 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Fairmont State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Fairmont State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Fairmont State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Fairmont State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1000

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

Fairmont State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fairmont State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >97%
995 to 1090 Avg + 95%-97%
900 to 995 Avg - 92%-95%
805 to 900 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 805 Low <87%
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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 #13 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fairmont State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >97%
20 to 23 Avg + 95%-97%
18 to 20 Avg - 93%-95%
16 to 18 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 16 Low <89%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into Fairmont State University. 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 95% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Fairmont State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,441 968 2,409
Accepted 1,368 915 2,283
Acceptance Rate 95% 95% 95%
Enrolled 468 372 840
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 41% 37%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fairmont State University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Fairmont State . Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1090. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.