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Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%

Fairmont State Admissions

Fairmont State University is not difficult to get into. Around 71% of applicants get into Fairmont State University each year. Out of 2,630 applications received in 2023, 1,856 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Fairmont State University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Fairmont State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Fairmont State University's admissions stats.

Fairmont State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 96%
Waitlist No

Fairmont State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fairmont State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Fairmont State University?

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

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

More on Fairmont State University Admissions

Is Fairmont State University Difficult To Get Into?

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

In 2022, Fairmont State accepted 71% of students, approximately 1,856 from the 2,630 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Fairmont State, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to health career, bachelor's degree programs; open admissions for associate degree programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Fairmont State University

For more information on transferring to Fairmont State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Fairmont State University

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

What Does Fairmont State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Fairmont State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Fairmont State University 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

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

Fairmont State University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements Immunization record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Fairmont State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At Fairmont State University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

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 Fairmont State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

Fairmont 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.

In 2018, 4% of Fairmont State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Fairmont State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Fairmont State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Fairmont State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Fairmont State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Fairmont State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Fairmont State University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Fairmont State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Fairmont State University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ Fairmont State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

✅ Fairmont State University is not test optional.

What is Fairmont State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Fairmont State University is 71%.

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

❌ Fairmont State University does not offer early decision.

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Fairmont State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Fairmont State? Fairmont State is a less selective institution. The Fairmont State acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.


Fairmont State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fairmont State is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fairmont State is Continuous processing.

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

Fairmont State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 560


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Fairmont State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Fairmont State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. 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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