Fairmont State University



Be first to explore your home away from home. Find out why Fairmont is called "The Friendly City."



Be first to excel on the field & in the classroom with 80+ bachelor's degree programs.



Be first to create your own firsts here.  The FSU experience is all about you and the Firsts you want to create.

"Our goal in teaching Architecture is trying to teach people to think about a creative process and a critical way to solve problems. We want students to get to the point where they are asking big questions and always asking ‘what if.’ "

Philip Freeman, Architect, NCARB
Associate Professor of Architecture
College of Science & Technology

"We work one-on-one with students in order to have them be successful. They have our home phone numbers; they have our cell phone numbers. We're pretty tight with the students."

Sharon Boni, Ph.D., RN
School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration

“As a First generation college student, you have no idea what you’re going into. To come to Fairmont State and for the teachers to be so receptive and so understanding of your needs, you can’t find that anywhere else.”

Bryan Foley
Forensic Science, Chemistry & Biology major
College of Science & Technology

"When you’re not lecturing, but you’re working with the students and you’re actually engaging them in the topic at hand, I think that’s when this job is the best. That’s a great day."

Kimberly Murphy, CSP
Associate Professor of Occupational Safety
College of Science & Technology

"When I was younger, my parents always preached that they loved seeing me on the football field, but school always comes First."

Daniel Monroe
Accounting and Finance major
School of Business

"Students here are lucky in that we have a fairly small faculty to student ratio and that they can get individualized attention. It can be a much more personalized educational experience for them."

Don Trisel
Professor of Biology
College of Science & Technology

A New Year of Firsts

Welcome to a new year of Firsts at Fairmont State University! Being a Falcon is about the Firsts you want to create and the possibilities are endless.