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Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%

About Fairmont State

Fairmont State University is a public, state university in the town of Fairmont, West Virginia. Fairmont State was founded in 1865 and enrolls 3,573 undergrads and no graduate students.

Fairmont State Acceptance Rate 2018

It is not difficult to get into Fairmont State. The acceptance rate at Fairmont State is 71%. Out of 2,630 applications received in 2018, 1,856 students were offered admission.

Fairmont State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%

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Fairmont State University is located in Fairmont, West Virginia,.

If you would like to see Fairmont State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 79 to Fairmont, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Clarksburg Benedum.

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College Info

1201 Locust Avenue Fairmont, WV 26554

Campus Setting: Small Town

Fairmont State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fairmont State is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fairmont State is Continuous processing.

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Fairmont State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

470 - 560


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Student Life

Wondering what life at Fairmont State is like? There are approximately 3,573 students enrolled at Fairmont State. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from WV and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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