Campus & Student Life at Fayetteville State University

Home to about 5,661 undergraduates in 2020, Fayetteville State University is a public university located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Fayetteville State University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Fayetteville State University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Fayetteville State University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Fayetteville State University is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)

The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Fayetteville State University is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Fayetteville State University Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Fayetteville State University Disability Services.

Fayetteville State University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Fayetteville State University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Fayetteville State University for Veterans Guide.

Fayetteville State University offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Fayetteville State University does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Fayetteville State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Fayetteville State University

There were 5,661 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,959 (69.9%). Part-time attendance was 1,702 (30.1%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
3,9591,7025,661

Fayetteville State University is Ranked #1,919 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Fayetteville State University is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Fayetteville State University #1919 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Fayetteville State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Fayetteville State University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Fayetteville State University Diversity Guide.

Fayetteville State University Competes in the NCAA

Fayetteville State University has a total of 165 student athletes, 101 men and 64 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,261,744
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,261,744
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Fayetteville State University Athletics

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