Fairmont State University’s roots reach back to the formation of public education in the state of West Virginia. The first private normal school in West Virginia was established to train teachers in Fairmont in 1865 by John N. Boyd, the school’s first principal.
Fairmont State University is a public university offering six associate degrees, 80 baccalaureate degrees, and 5 graduate degree programs.
Students may apply online for positions available campus-wide. Student hiring managers from various areas on campus post their vacant positions, interview and select employees. The goal is to make the hiring process as seamless as possible while creating a student work experience similar to the "real world." We encourage you to visit the website regularly to check for new job postings.
Fairmont has on-campus housing which includes an international living-learning community in the honors residence hall. Off-campus housing can also be facilitated for international students. Meal plans have multiple options that adhere to dietary restrictions.
The Mission of the Student Health Service is to enhance the educational process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness. Our goal is not only to treat illness and injury, but also to provide educational programming in Health Promotion.
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. You'll find our campus is currently experiencing a renaissance. In addition to our classic historical buildings such as the iconic Hardway Hall, you'll also see brand new academic buildings such as the Engineering Technology Building. Over the past few years, we've also added a new residence hall, student center, and parking garage. Our academic programs also continue to increase each year. We're building the future on a strong foundation.
The Club Sports Program promotes participation in a wide variety of activities, complementing the University’s Intramural Sports Program and Varsity Athletic Program. Sport Teams participate in extramural collegiate games and practice with or without the support of a recognized coach. Club Sports are designed to help students develop leadership, financial, and organizational management skills through the opportunity to create, organize, and run their own club. The club itself will determine the length and type of game schedule to participate in, as well as the amount of scheduled, organized practices.
Active Minds, Alpha Eta Rho (Aviation Fraternity), Alpha Phi Alpha (Social fraternity), Alpha Phi Omega (Service Fraternity).
The University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.