Fayetteville State University Details
1200 Murchison Road
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Fayetteville State University is located in Fayetteville, North
Carolinaís most inland port. This city of 75,000 people on the Cape Fear
River has been a prominent business center since its founding. Fort Bragg
and the Pope Air Force Base are 30 miles away. Served by all major mass
transportation types, Fayetteville is 50 miles away from Raleigh, the
nearest large city, and about the same distance from the Atlantic Ocean
beaches and attractions around Wilmington, North Carolina. Fayetteville
students are close to a wide variety of cultural and recreational
activities, including the mid-April Dogwood Festival and parade, the
Museum of Cape Fear, and the John F. Kennedy Center.
Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a four-year, state-supported,
comprehensive, liberal arts, coed university. It was founded in 1867 as
the Howard School by 7 black men who paid $136 for two lots as a site for
the education of black children. In 1877, the North Carolina General
Assembly selected this institution as a site for teacher training because
of its successful record during the previous ten years. Thus, its name
changed to the State Colored Normal School.
Authorized to grant the Bachelor of Science degree in education, the name
was changed to Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, and the school
was granted state and regional accreditation in 1947. The name changed in
1963 to Fayetteville State College and again in 1969 to its present name,
Fayetteville State University. FSU became one of the sixteen member
institutions of the University of North Carolina System in 1972.
Although FSU continues to expand its programs and facilities, the
University remains devoted to educating students in the liberal arts
tradition. FSU is committed to the concept that the mind should be
cultivated and nourished for its own sake and for the good of mankind. To
this end, FSUís goal is to foster independence of mind, clarity of
thought, and depth of spiritual vision that will inspire its students to
contribute to the good of society.
Located on 156 acres, the thirty-five-building campus has a mixture of
modern and traditional architecture. This traditionally black school is a
member of the American Council on Education and the National Association
for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO).
Fayetteville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science,
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Masterís degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $2343 (in-state); $11,258 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $2100 (room); $1700 (board)
Special fees: $200
Estimated total cost: $7093 (in-state); $16,008 (out-of-state)
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|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 80
Financial Aid Specific to the School
The Air Force ROTC program offers two- and four-year scholarships that
pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly stipend $100
April 1 (fall); October 1 (spring); March 1
SAT or ACT required.
Graduation from an accredited high school (or
equivalent) with a minimum of 18 units to include 4 English, 3 mathematics
(algebra I and II and geometry), 3 science (biology, physical science, and
lab), 2 social science (U.S. history), and 6 electives. Two units of a
foreign language are strongly recommended. Prospective students must
submit official high school transcript with a minimum 2.0 high school GPA
and have satisfactory combination SAT or ACT scores. Residents must
successfully complete North Carolina Competency Exam. All students must
undergo a medical exam by July 1 and show proof of immunizations. A $25
nonrefundable application fee is required.
Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admission.
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Fayetteville State University,
1200 Murchison Road, Newbold Station, Fayetteville, North Carolina
28301-4298; Telephone: 910-672-1371; 800-222-2594 (toll-free);
An Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of
60 hours of course work and a 2.0 GPA.
A bachelorís degree requires a minimum of 120 hours and completion of core
requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and 2.0 or higher GPA
in the major field. One year of study in residence required including 30
hours of course work. Senior year in residence required; special
|Student Body Profile
An Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of
Total enrollment: 4,300
Other regions: 35 states, 6 international
CLASS OF 1999Ė2000 PROFILE
Average high school GPA: 2.85
Campus Regulations: Class attendance is required, and absences must be
excused by the instructor.
Campus Services: Health center; personal and social counseling; career
counseling and placement; remedial instruction; testing service for SAT,
GMAT, NTE, DANTES, CLEP, and GRE; job locator program to help students
find part-time work off campus.
Campus Activities: Social activities include theater, concerts, dances,
and choir. Students may work on the student-run yearbook or newspaper.
Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association
or numerous other student-run organizations such as the student-run radio
station, WFSB, 98.5.
Sororities include: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta, Sigma Theta,
Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta;
Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma.
Honor Societies include: Alpha Kappa Mu, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Delta, Beta
Kappa Chi, Delta Mu Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Omega Pi, and
Sigma Tau Delta.
Housing Availability: 1,100 housing spaces; eight residence halls
Handicapped Services: Barrier-free facilities. Disabled students are
assisted through the Counseling Center and are provided with opportunities
for University recreational and social activities.
Number of faculty members: 216
Student-teacher ratio: 21:1
Full-time faculty members: 185
Part-time faculty members: 31
Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 80%
Fayetteville State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA), Division II, and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic
Intercollegiate Sports: menís basketball, football, cross-country, golf,
tennis, and track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, golf,
tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Intramural Sports: basketball, golf, gymnastics, tennis and volleyball.
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Fayetteville State University,
Newbold Station, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301;
Telephone: 910-672-1314 or 1349; Fax: 910-672-1241.
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Two summer sessions.
Associate of Arts:
Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer
Science, Criminal Justice, English, General Studies, Geography, History,
Mathematics, Music, Police Science, Political Science, Psychology, Public
Administration, Sociology, Spanish, Visual Arts
Bachelor of Arts:
Chemistry, Communications, English Geography, History,
Political Science, Psychology, Music Education, Sociology, Speech,
Theater, Visual Arts
Bachelor of Science:
Accounting, Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal
Justice, Economics, Elementary Education, Finance, Health Education, History, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education,
Medical Technology, Music Education, Nursing (B.S.N.), Office
Administration, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Social
Predentistry, Premedicine, Prenursing,
Prepharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Studies
Masterís Degrees: Administration and Supervision, Biology Education,
Business Administration, History, Mathematics, Mathematics Education,
Political Science, Psychology, Sociology