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About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Fayetteville State University will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Fayetteville State University Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Fayetteville State University Overview

Fayetteville State University is a public, state school in an urban setting in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville State University was founded in 1867 and now enrolls around 6,726 students a year, including 5,661 undergrads. Fayetteville State University offers housing for up to 1,517 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Fayetteville State University! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Fayetteville State University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Fayetteville State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Fayetteville State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Fayetteville State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Fayetteville State University on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Fayetteville State University on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! August 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall.

2021 Fayetteville State University Facts At-A-Glance
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Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.2

Is Fayetteville State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at each of these factors to get a clearer sense of what Fayetteville State University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Fayetteville State University

It is slightly difficult to get into Fayetteville State University. The acceptance rate at Fayetteville State University is 79%. Last year, 4,611 students applied to Fayetteville State University and 3,660 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fayetteville State University

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Fayetteville State University, around 66% return for their sophomore year. Fayetteville State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 36%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Fayetteville State University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Fayetteville State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $24.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,540 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Fayetteville State University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Fayetteville State University meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,818 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Fayetteville State University. Based on this information, how does Fayetteville State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Fayetteville State University a good school for you?

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Where is Fayetteville State University?

Fayetteville State University is located in the urban setting of Fayetteville, North Carolina, less than an hour from Raleigh.

If you want to see Fayetteville State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Fayetteville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fayetteville Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Fayetteville State University and Fayetteville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1200 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298

Campus Setting: Urban

Fayetteville State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fayetteville State University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fayetteville State University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Fayetteville State University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Fayetteville State University is like? There are approximately 6,726 students enrolled at Fayetteville State University, including 5,661 undergraduate students and 1,065 graduate students. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from NC and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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