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Study at Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University or FVSU, was established in 1895, and is a public university located in Fort Valley, Georgia. The campus is spread across an area of more than 1360 acres. FVSU awards bachelor's degrees in over 50 majors including business administration, agriculture, and education. Master's degrees are also offered in subjects like education and Counselling. Online and distance education programs are also offered. The Student Enrolment includes international Enrolments from various countries. FVSU is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Agriculture, Home Economics and Allied Programs
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
FVSU's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. They are nicknamed as the Wildcats and participate in sports including basketball, cross country, football, and tennis.

Profile of Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA is home to Fort Valley State. Fort Valley is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Fort Valley State go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics, media, science, landscaping and horticulture, family and social work, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Fort Valley State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 44% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 340. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 340 and 580. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


Fort Valley State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 2, 562 enrolled students . Fort Valley State has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Fort Valley State has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Fort Valley State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Fort Valley State Tuition and Affordability

Fort Valley State is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Fort Valley State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management62business management, accounting, marketing, managerial economics, business
Family and Social Work56family studies, social work, child development
Therapy and Counselling38psychology, mental and social health services
Science36biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement31criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts17English, history, political science, sociology, minority and gender studies
Computer Science and Engineering13information science, computer and info science
Landscaping and Horticulture11horticultural science
Engineering Technician11electronics tech
Medical Support and Technology10veterinary assistant
Education and Teaching10middle school teaching, elementary school teaching, agricultural teaching, physical education teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8vocational Counselling
Medical administration3environmental health
Agricultural Science and Management3agricultural economics
Animal Science and Care3animal science
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial art

Contact: Fort Valley State

Fort Valley State University

1005 State University Dr

Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313

General Phone: (478) 825-6211


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