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Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

About Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University Overview

Fort Valley State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Fort Valley, Georgia. Fort Valley State University was founded in 1895 and now enrolls around 2,776 students per year year, including 2,359 undergraduate students. Fort Valley State University ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is June 15.

Student Activities at Fort Valley State University

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Interested in Greek life? Fort Valley State University has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Fort Valley State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 53%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 69%
In-State Tuition $4,064
Out-of-State $14,786
Percent of Need Met 92%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,034

Is Fort Valley State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Fort Valley State University offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 53% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,684 students applied to Fort Valley State University and 1,950 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fort Valley State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure 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 Fort Valley State University, around 74% come back the next year. 28% of Fort Valley State University undergrads graduate within six years. 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 Outlook Fort Valley State University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Fort Valley State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Fort Valley State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Fort Valley 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.

Fort Valley State University meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Fort Valley State University full-time are awarded $9,034 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

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 Fort Valley State University.

Based on this information, does Fort Valley State University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Fort Valley State University a good school for you?

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Where is Fort Valley State University Located?

Fort Valley State University is located in the small town setting of Fort Valley, Georgia.

If you would like to see Fort Valley State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Fort Valley, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lewis B. Wilson.

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

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College Info

1005 State University Drive Fort Valley, GA 31030

Campus Setting: Small Town

Fort Valley State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fort Valley State University is Jun 15.

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

Fort Valley State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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20 and Above


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16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Fort Valley State University is 18. Students with an ACT score of 20 and above have a good chance of getting into Fort Valley State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 20 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Fort Valley State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

400 - 490


Reading SAT Range

433 - 500

Fort Valley State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Fort Valley State University is like? There are approximately 2,776 students enrolled at Fort Valley State University, including 2,359 undergraduate students and 417 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from GA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

Jun 15
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