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Fairmont State Student Life

Fairmont State is on a 120-acre campus in a small town setting in Fairmont, West Virginia. Fairmont State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Fairmont State also has fraternities and sororities.

Fairmont State has a thriving Alpha Phi Omega. In fact, more students participate in Alpha Phi Omega than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Fairmont State include Circle K, Society for Non-traditional Students, Criminal Justice Club and Honors Association.

The Fairmont State community comes together each year for Homecoming, Student Leadership Conference and Alcohol Awareness Week.

Does Fairmont State offer student housing?

Fairmont State offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Fairmont State students live off campus. In 2021, 28% of undergrads at Fairmont State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 72% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Fairmont State. There are 1,180 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,527 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,18 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Fairmont State offers coed housing and .

Is Fairmont State Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Fairmont State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Fairmont State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Fairmont State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Fairmont State, take Interstate 79 to Fairmont, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Clarksburg Benedum airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in West Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Fairmont State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Fairmont State Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

89%

6%

3%

2%

1%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

3,527

Graduate Students

445

Non-Resident / International Students

86

Fairmont State Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,972

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,514

Out-of-State

$16,324

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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