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 4,900 students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at Fairmont State. A score between 830 - 1040 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 70 percent of all applicant were accepted at Fairmont State University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 41 percent continued on to enroll.

Overall Fairmont State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Fairmont State University was reported as 66.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,800 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 University 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fairmont State has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 87.6%
  • 2010-2011: 61.4%
  • 2011-2012: 56.8%
  • 2012-2013: 54.9%
  • 2013-2014: 66.5%
  • Projected Fairmont State Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.6%

How Does Fairmont State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fairmont State is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Alderson Broaddus College43.2%
Waynesburg University75.2%
West Virginia Wesleyan College77.0%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus89.2%
Davis & Elkins College57.3%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fairmont State (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 23
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