Fort Valley State University.

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University (FVSU, formerly Fort Valley State College and Fort Valley Normal and Industrial School) is a public land-grant historically black university in Fort Valley, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Fort Valley State University is the state's 1890 land-grant university and enrolls over 2,500 students. Approximately 90% of the student body is of African-American descent. The average age of undergraduates is 24 and the average age of graduate students is 33. Roughly one-third of the students live on the campus and 85% of the student body are full-time students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.


  • Offers bachelor's, and master's degrees
  • 2,329 students
  • 0.26 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Fort Valley State University

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Biology, Business, Accounting, Marketing, and Journalism.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

1,540 students out of 3,527 applicants were accepted into Fort Valley State University. They had an average SAT score of 564. 62% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 57% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Fort Valley State University was $19,738, while for in-state students it was $6,658. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,725.

The average financial aid at Fort Valley State University is $6,463. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $13,275 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Fort Valley State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

82% of undergraduate students at Fort Valley State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Fort Valley State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Valley State University was of $7,950 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500.

Diversity at Fort Valley State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017