Fairmont State University (Fairmont State)

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Fairmont State can be found in Fairmont, WV, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Fairmont State University has an enrollment of over 4,000 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at Fairmont State. A score between 910 - 1110 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Fairmont State average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 90 percent of all applicant were accepted at Fairmont State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 34 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .fairmontstate.edu.

Overall Fairmont State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Fairmont State University was reported as 85.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,710 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Fairmont State ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Fairmont State Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Fairmont State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Fairmont State is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fairmont State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.0%
  • 2017-2018: 70.6%
  • 2018-2019: 94.8%
  • 2019-2020: 85.4%
  • Projected Fairmont State Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 77.0%

How Does Fairmont State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fairmont State is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Alderson Broaddus College47.2%
Waynesburg University92.5%
West Virginia Wesleyan College64.2%
Davis & Elkins College39.8%
Washington & Jefferson College85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fairmont State (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math440 - 540
Total Score910 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score18 - 23
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