Spanishburg, West Virginia
High School: 
PikeView High School
Why Attend?: 

I chose to attend Fairmont State because I was able to pursue a degree of my interest while at the same time experiencing a new part of West Virginia. The Faculty are great and really care about your outcomes in their classes. Also, I think Fairmont State will mold me into the creative, successful person   I need to be in order to become a productive citizen who can tribute to a society.

Most Surprised: 

While spending my first week at Fairmont State, I was extremely surprised to find that I enjoyed meeting and living with a complete stranger of the same gender.  Living with someone you have never met before can be intimidating, but for me it has been a good, habit changing experience.


The Honors Program at Fairmont State has given me the opportunity to meet and study with students who value their education. My classes are small, consisting of twenty to no more than sixty. These small classes give you an advantage to get to know your professor and have a lot of one to one teaching.


When choosing a college, first find out if the college offers the major you want to pursue. Next, walk around and check out the campus. Is it the kind of layout you would like? Do you like small campuses or big campuses? If you plan on living on campus, check out the dorms to see if you would be comfortable living there. Last but not least, ask questions.

Difference between courses: 

Honors courses, when compared to my high school courses, are much more organized and up to speed with honor students. The class size does not change much, but the instructional structure changes tremendously. You are expected to be a responsible adult and make sure your assignments are turned in on time.

Contact Info

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