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About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Fayetteville, NC, less than an hour from Raleigh.

Founded in 1867, Fayetteville State University currently enrolls around 6,726 students a year, including 5,661 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $24,767,370. For each full-time student, Fayetteville State University spends about $7,540.

Admissions Facts About Fayetteville State University

Acceptance rate: 79%

Average GPA: 3.21

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Fayetteville State University is August 1

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What's the acceptance rate at Fayetteville State University in 2021?

Fayetteville State University is a slightly difficult school to get accepted to. Around 79 percent of all applicants are admitted to Fayetteville State University each year. Out of 4,611 applications received, 3,660 students received an admissions offer.

The average high school GPA for a student at Fayetteville State University is 3.21 on a 4.0 scale.

Fayetteville State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Fayetteville State University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 66 percent of students who start at Fayetteville State University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 468 students who started at Fayetteville State University as first-time freshman, 108 graduate within four years.

Around 36 percent of students who started at Fayetteville State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

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

Based on this information, how does Fayetteville State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Fayetteville State University a good school for YOU?

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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.

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Fayetteville State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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21 and Above


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17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Fayetteville State University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Fayetteville State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Fayetteville State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

430 - 500


Reading SAT Range

440 - 510

Fayetteville State University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Fayetteville State University is like? There are approximately 6,551 students enrolled at Fayetteville State University, including 5,644 undergraduate students and 907 graduate students. 72% 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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