Fairmont State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Share this school:

Fairmont, West Virginia Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$7,738

Avg in-state tuition

$16,814

Avg out-of-state tuition

BestColleges.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Ready to take the next step?

Discover programs by subject area to find the best college for your future.

Search all programs

About Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University is a small public university located on a rural campus in Fairmont, West Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,803, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 85%. The university offers 36 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 41%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,738, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,814.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

85% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 85%

Retention Rate 62%

Graduation Rate 41%

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 910-1110

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-23

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Learning Environment

59%

Female Student Population

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4k

Number of Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

87%

Black

4%

Two or more races

3%

Hispanic

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

0%

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

48% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

63%

Institution Grant Aid

78%

Pell Grant

48%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,956
State Grant Aid $3,776
Institution Grant Aid $2,503
Pell Grant Aid $4,776

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships