Fairmont State is on a 120-acre campus in the small town setting of Fairmont, West Virginia.
There are many activities and organizations for Fairmont State students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Fairmont State has fraternities and sororities.
Fairmont State has the Alpha Phi Omega. In fact, more students participate in the Alpha Phi Omega than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Fairmont State include Circle K, Society for Non-traditional Students, Criminal Justice Club and Honors Association.
The Fairmont State community comes together each year for Homecoming, Student Leadership Conference and Alcohol Awareness Week.
This table offers information on housing at Fairmont State.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||28%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,180|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,180|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||72%|
Fairmont State offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Fairmont State students live off campus. In 2022, 28% of undergrads at Fairmont State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 72% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Fairmont State. There are 1,180 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,573 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,180 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Fairmont State offers coed housing.
At Fairmont State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Fairmont State:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Fairmont State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Fairmont State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Fairmont State, take Interstate 79 to Fairmont, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Clarksburg Benedum airport.
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