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Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%

Fayetteville State University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville State University admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,116 students applied to Fayetteville State University and 3,344 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Fayetteville State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and the application fee costs $50.

Fayetteville State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Fayetteville State University's admissions stats.

Fayetteville State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Fayetteville State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fayetteville State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Fayetteville State University?

Fayetteville State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Fayetteville State University Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Fayetteville State University?

Getting into Fayetteville State University is not difficult. Fayetteville State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Fayetteville State University accepted 81% of all applicants, approximately 3,344 of the 4,116 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Fayetteville State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Fayetteville State University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Fayetteville State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Fayetteville State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Fayetteville State University

What does Fayetteville State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Fayetteville State University for more information on admission factors.

Fayetteville State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Fayetteville State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Fayetteville State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements standardized test scores
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Fayetteville State University?

Students admitted to Fayetteville State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 91% submitted a class rank. At Fayetteville State University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Fayetteville State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 10%
3.50 and 3.74 10%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 32%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Fayetteville State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Fayetteville State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Fayetteville State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Fayetteville State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Fayetteville State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Fayetteville State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Fayetteville State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Fayetteville State University.

Does Fayetteville State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Fayetteville State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Fayetteville State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Fayetteville State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Fayetteville State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Fayetteville State University?

✅ Fayetteville State University is not test optional.

What is Fayetteville State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Fayetteville State University's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Fayetteville State University?

❌ Fayetteville State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Fayetteville State University? Fayetteville State University is a less selective institution. The Fayetteville State University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Fayetteville State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Fayetteville State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Fayetteville State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.27. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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