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Study at Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University is a public university located in Fairmont. It was established in 1865 as the West Virginia Normal School. After a few name and status changes, it was finally named Fairmont State University on April 7, 2004. The university enrolls more than 7, 000 students. FSU offers more than 80 baccalaureate and 45 associates degrees and several masters degrees. FSU is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Technology
  • Graduate Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health Admin
Fairmont State University's athletic teams are nicknamed the Falcons. They participate in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division II.

Profile of Fairmont State UniversityFairmont State is in Fairmont, WV. Fairmont is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Fairmont State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include education and teaching, engineering technician, and security and law enforcement.

Fairmont State Selectivity

Not all applicants to Fairmont State are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 550 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 530 in 2007.

The most successful professors at Fairmont State are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 4, 464 students study at the school .

Student Life
Students at Fairmont State can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athletics. Fairmont State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Education and Teaching181education, middle school teaching, teacher Education
Business and Management159business management, accounting
Liberal Arts80general studies, sociology, English, history, political science, Spanish language, social studies, French language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine80registered nursing
Engineering Technician68civil engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, architectural engineering tech, occupational safety tech, aerospace engineering tech, electronics tech
Security and Law Enforcement60criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Therapy and Counselling50psychology
Computer Science and Engineering27information science, computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22exercise science
Media15printing press operation, communication studies
Science12biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work9family and consumer science
Medical administration6health care administration
Medicine6health professions
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Contact: Fairmont StateFairmont State University

1201 Locust Ave

Fairmont, WV 26554-2470

General Phone: (304) 367-4000


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