Fairmont State University, with a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, is part of the state’s growing high technology corridor. With a long history of academic excellence, FSU is a place where teaching and learning matter and students are our first priority. Founded in 1865 as the state’s first private normal school in West Virginia, FSU celebrates its Sesquicentennial in 2015.

Over the past decade, the main campus has been expanded with new construction including an Engineering Technology Building, student center, residence hall, parking garage, improved library facility and significant ADA accessibility improvements.

Falcon Fast Facts

Major Options

With 80 bachelor's degree programs and five graduate degree programs, any student can find the right fit.

Dollars and Cents

72 percent of FSU students receive some form of financial aid.

Falcon Cast

Our cast (the name for a group of Falcons) soars at about 4,200 students.

Home Among the Hills

FSU's main campus is located in Fairmont, West Virginia, a friendly city of 19,000. The campus is home to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. FSU features a branch campus in Clarksburg, which is called the Gaston Caperton Center. The Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, located in nearby Bridgeport, offers multiple programs in aviation.

Faculty Interaction

With a student to faculty ratio of 17:1 and an average class size of 22, FSU puts every student first.

Get Involved

From Greek life, to Intramural Sports, to the Anime Club, there are more than 80 student organizations at FSU.

Fighting Falcons

As a member of the Mountain East Conference, FSU is an NCAA Division II school featuring 16 varsity sports. Come cheer on the Falcons with our mascot Freddie.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

MISSION STATEMENT: The Mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.

VISION STATEMENT: Fairmont State University aspires to be nationally recognized as a model for accessible learner-centered institutions that promote student success by providing comprehensive education and excellent teaching, flexible learning environments, and superior services. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for intellectual growth, full and participatory citizenship, employability, and entrepreneurship in a changing environment.

 

150 Years of Fairmont State University


2015 is a truly historic year for Fairmont State. Thank you for being part of our past, present and future. Please join us for celebrations throughout the year as we commemorate Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial.

FSU 150th Anniversary

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Elizabeth A. Savage is a professor of English at Fairmont State University, where she also serves as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. The journal was founded in 1993 and has earned an excellent international reputation as a competitive and skillfully designed literary magazine. Three Cities will feature more about the journal in a future issue.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Starting in the fall, students who live and work in Harrison County will have the opportunity to complete a four-year degree in Business Administration at the Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg by taking evening classes.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a General Business Concentration will be offered with a new schedule option starting in August 2015--weekday evening classes that begin at 4 or 5:30 p.m. each day--at the Caperton Center, 501 W. Main St., Clarksburg.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Fairmont State University Counts program is planning for its spring 2015 session to be held on the main campus in Fairmont. The free math tutoring program is offered to fourth- through eighth-graders who are experiencing math difficulties.

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