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Fairmont State College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1865
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,067
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $8,764,768
Admissions Address

1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Website

http://www.fairmontstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@fairmontstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Steve Leadman
Admissions office telephone: (304) 367-4892
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: None
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.fairmontstate.edu/admissions/undergraduate/applying.asp Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 3 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 11 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 4,410
Total acceptances: 3,142
Total freshman enrollment: 1,266
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,853
Male acceptances: 1,310
Male freshman enrollment: 571
 
Female applicants: 2,557
Female acceptances: 1,832
Female freshman enrollment: 695
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 8%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 28%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 58%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 88%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 88%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 6%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 390 – 500
Math: 380 – 510
Combined: 770 – 1010

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 7.5% 5.0%
500-599 20.0% 22.5%
400-499 48.7% 41.2%
300-399 23.8% 25.0%
200-299 0.0% 6.3%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 77%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 15 – 20
Composite: 17 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.2% 1.3% 0.2%
24-29 13.7% 19.4% 8.9%
18-23 54.3% 44.2% 38.1%
12-17 31.5% 29.1% 52.4%
6-11 0.3% 6.0% 0.4%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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