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Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Official telephone: (304) 367-4000
Fax number: (304) 367-4789
Screen last updated on: February 2024

The admissions information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Contacting the office: 800 641-5678
800 641-5678 (toll free)

High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
Standardized test requirements: SAT I or ACT required
Dates test scores should be received: August 15 for SAT I/ACT, August 15 for SAT II
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report not considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA: 3.36
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 98%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 69%
Average SAT I: 515 math
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 18 - 23
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 4%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 96%

Number of completed applications received: 2,630
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 1,856
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 9%
Admission may be deferred: no


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Fairmont State has two great institutions in one. 

Pierpont Community and Technical College and Fairmont State University, offers a variety of two-year associate degrees, one-year certificates, skill-sets and more!  Pierpont C&TC offers classes on the main campus of Fairmont State University as well as more than 15 off-campus sites spanning 13 counties in West Virginia.

Pierpont C&TC can be your destination or a step on the ladder to success. Fairmont State University offers more than 90 baccalaureate degrees as well as a growing assortment of associate and graduate degrees.  There are more than 80 student clubs and organizations, and everything from sporting events to concerts, plays and special guest speakers.  There's something for everyone at Fairmont State!

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