• Address: 1005 State University Dr Fort Valley, GA 31030

  • Phone Number: 1-877-462-3878

  • Website: http://www.fvsu.edu/

About

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a public institution that was established in the year 1895. The institution received financial support after it agreed to be under the direction of the Episcopal Church. It earned a junior college status in 1928. Fort Valley High and Industrial School were renamed as Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School in 1932. 

Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School were acquired by the state of Georgia in 1939 and was designated as a four-year senior college named Fort Valley State College.

The university is committed to providing an exceptional education for their students by training them to face the real world. The student body of the university is diverse and has around 2,500 students from different parts of the world. 

  • Fort Valley State University (FVSU) acceptance rate is 44%.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 25%.

  • The total student population of the university is 2,679, which includes 2,191 full time and 488 part-time students.


FVSU Online

The university provides online programs for those who cannot travel to the campus to earn their degree. FVSU online learning provides the students with online information, tools, and support students to become a virtual member of the university. 

  • Fort Vallet State University (FVSU) Banner Web provides students of the university the ability to access their personal and academic information such as the grades, announcements, bills, financial aid, and much more by logging in to their account with username and password provided by the university. 

  • The university offers 5 online programs across various disciplines. Fort Valley State University (FVSU) majors include Behavioral Sciences, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Psychology. 

  • Fort Valley State University (FVSU) D2L is referred to as the Desire 2 Learn Brightspace which is the web-based learning management system that provides faculties with tools to train their online students. 

  • The university provides each student with the advisors with whom the students can communicate and discuss their academic program of study and ask if the eCore courses would be appropriate for them.


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FVSU Reviews

Students reviews on the university are as follows.

  • The university has numerous clubs and organizations on campus that helps all their students to explore, meet and make new friends, generate ideas, and socialize. 
  • Students say that the curriculum structure is very easy to understand and the faculty makes sure that every student is given individual attention. Professors are very friendly and are always available to help their students. 

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Fort Valley, Georgia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001566

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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC

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Programmatic Accreditation

CACREP

Historically Black College or University

Yes

Data Source: http://www.fvsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  In addition to the institutional accreditation, Educations programs are programmatically accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Campus Life

At FVSU, students can find what they like, develop leadership qualities through numerous clubs and organizations. Students can start their own organization in the campus and start executing the events and activities. 

  • Student Government Association (SGA) on campus is the student-run organization that provides feedback to their university on behalf of the students. In addition to this, SGA also sponsors numerous events and activities on campus. 

  • A student will have an opportunity to volunteer and serve the community. The university provides opportunities for students to get involved in the campus and the local community. 

  • Various clubs and organizations on campus include Agri-Demic Forum, Beta Kappa Chi, Christian Fellowship Club, Criminal Justice Club, Campus Activities Board, FACT Club, Psychology Club, and many more.

  • Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Basketball team is well recognized and have won many tournaments and series for the university. 

  • Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Athletics teams are named as the 'Wildcats' who primarily competes as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Wildcats are also involved in playing various other sports such as Tennis, Football, Cross Country, and more.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 19: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 75 % Part Time: 43 %
Total Population 2,679
Student Population Full Time: 2,191 Part Time: 488
Gender Division Male: 39 % Female: 61 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 21 %

The College Monk

Female: 28 %

Total Graduation Rate: 25 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) offers 5 online programs across 5 Majors

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Business Management

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Acceptance Rate is 26%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $20
Graduate Application Fee $20

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 6,374
Total Applicants Admitted 1,686
Applicants Enrolled 490
Full time Applicants Enrolled 478
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 12
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 279
Number of students submitting ACT scores 211
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 57%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 43%
SAT Math 435 average 390 - 480 range
SAT Critical Reading 425 average 380 - 470 range
ACT Composite 18 average 16 - 20 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The office of financial aid in the university is committed to providing the necessary information and guide the students in getting the resources available for them to make their education affordable. Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form. 

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) FAFSA/federal school code is 001566.

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), TEACH Grant, and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Perkins Loans. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • State Aids includes HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Zell Miller Scholarship.

  • Institutional Aid comprises James H. Porter Scholarship.

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.


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Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $5,167 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $591 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $6,575 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Perkins Loans $6,575 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $6,575 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
HOPE Scholarship $2,267 Georgia Resident. Full-time student. 3.0 GPA. June 30th, 2018
HOPE Zell Miller Scholarship $2,267 Georgia Resident. Full-time student. 3.7 GPA. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: http://www.fvsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
James H. Porter Scholarship Varies Georgia residents. 3.0 GPA. Full-time Student. Undergraduate. Varies

Data Source: http://www.fvsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $11,834
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,543
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,582
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,192
Over $110,000 $16,916

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 76% $4,753
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 91% $6,929
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 83% $5,416
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 15% $2,267
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 91% $6,714
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 91% $6,575
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 12,484
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 65 $4,167
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 58 $4,201
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 7 $3,881

Data Source: http://www.fvsu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The university library is named as the Henry A. Hunt Memorial Library. This is the main library and information center of the university. The main aim of the library is to enrich the learning capacity of a student by providing print and non-print resources in various formats. 

  • Galileo Project is the worldwide web-based virtual library and resource sharing platform. It provides access to multiple information resources, access to licensed products. It has around 300 databases, thousands of periodicals and journals. 

  • The library has more than 1 million printed volumes, electronic volumes, e-books, and the subscription to many popular databases such as the JSTOR, ERIC, Academic OneFile, MathSciNet, Credo Reference, and much more.

  • Interlibrary Loan facility enables students to request books from other partnered libraries if it is found that the university library doesn't hold those particular materials

  • Fort Valley State University Bookstore serves the students and alumni of the university by providing them with textbooks, study materials, and many more resources. 

Rankings

Some of the rankings given to the university according to the US News are given below.

  • FVSU is ranked 31st (tie) in 'Historically Black Colleges and Universities'.

  • The university is ranked between 107-141 in 'Regional Universities-South'.

FAQ's

  How much does Fort Valley State University tuition cost?

The average tuition cost per credit hour is $159.0.

  Does Fort Valley State University offer online degrees?

Yes, Fort Valley State University offers online degrees. The University offers 5 online programs across 5 majors.

  What majors do Fort Valley State University teach?

The majors taught in Fort Valley State University are Criminal Justice, Political Science, Business Management, Psychology, and Behavioral Science.

  Are financial aid available in FVSU?

Yes, the universities offer financial aids to eligible students.

  What is the Graduation rate at FVSU?

The graduation rate at FVSU is 25%.

  What is the acceptance rate?

The acceptance rate is 26% at FVSU.

  Is federal grant available at FVSU?

Yes, federal Pell grant and loans are available to the eligible students.

  What type of university is FVSU?

FVSU is a 4 year, public university.

  What is the federal school code of FVSU?

The federal school code of FVSU is 001566.

  Is Fort Valley State University accredited?

Yes, FVSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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