Fairmont, West Virginia
High School: 
Fairmont Senior High School
Why Attend?: 

I chose to attend to Fairmont State University because of the nursing program. I also chose Fairmont State University because it was located in West Virginia. I wanted to attend a college in this state, so that I can use the Promise Scholarship to help out my parents. Since I was younger, I wanted to go to West Virginia University. As I got older, college made me very anxious and nervous. I didn’t want to go to West Virginia University because of its size, so Fairmont State was my next choice.

Most Surprised: 

The parking situation really surprised me. I did not foresee that parking would be so awful. I thought that not as many students attended here, so I didn’t think it was so impossible to find a parking place. My first day, I decided to go early. I thought twenty minutes was considered early. Well, it took me a half hour to find a place to park, so I was ten minutes late for my first class, calculus.


Look more into your intended major. I would choose a college that has programs that are highly appraised for your major. This is because there are many students who will attend that same college for the same reason. It is really nice to have many people in your classes that are in your same field, so that way it is easier to meet new people. Second, I would tell them to take in consideration the number of students enrolled, and the average number of students per class.

Difference between courses: 

Yes, there are many differences. First, I don’t feel like most of the students are not as advanced in the class as I did in high school. Another, I already feel like I have to study for courses, even though exams haven’t really been mentioned. In high school, I never really studied for classes. Also, I didn’t realize how I never fully understood how to take notes properly or study properly. Honors courses at Fairmont State are huge steps above my classes in high school.

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260