Fort Valley State Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1005 State University Drive
City Fort Valley
State Ga
Zip 31030
Phone 478-825-6307
Total Enrollment 3000
Level of Selectivity
Location Fort Valley, with a population of approximately 8,200. Known as the peach-growing center in Georgia, Fort Valley hosts the annual Georgia Peach Festival. Points of interest include the national headquarters of the American Camellia Society, which houses acres of camellias and a museum with more than 300 porcelain birds. The city of Macon is approximately 30 miles away and offers shopping, the Harriet Tubman Historical and Cultural Museum, swimming, and the Cherry Blossom Festival. The nearest metropolitan city is Atlanta, which is 100 miles away. The nearest airport is less than 30 miles from the campus.
History Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a four-year, state-supported, liberal arts, coed college founded in 1895. Fort Valley State is the result of the 1939 merger between Fort Valley High and Industrial School and the State Teachers and Agricultural College. The Fort Valley High and Industrial School was established in 1895, by leading white and negro citizens for the education of blacks in the south. Through private donations the school continued to grow. Students helped to construct several of the buildings between 1926 and 1937. An affiliation with the American Church Institute was discontinued in 1939 when the state took control of the school. The State Teachers and Agricultural College was established in 1902 with the enrollment of seven young people. In 1916, the school became a senior high school. By an act of the Georgia legislature in 1922, the school was named the Agriculture and Mechanical School. The school was renamed State Teachers and Agricultural College in 1931. The 1939 consolidation of Fort Valley and State Teachers and Agricultural College was made possible initially by a grant from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Two years later, the first bachelorís degree was awarded. The school became part of the University System of Georgia, a consortium of thirty-four public colleges and universities, and it also became one of two land-grant institutions in the state of Georgia. As a land-grant school, this traditionally black college continues its mission to provide educational opportunities for all segments of the population. In 1966, the school's name changed to Fort Valley State University. Fort Valley is located on 650 acres, with approximately fifty-five buildings. The campus architecture is a blend of stately white buildings constructed by students in the early 1900s and ultramodern buildings of succeeding decades.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Fort Valley State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $1932 (in-state); $7728 (out-of-state) Room and board: $1928 (room); $1892 (board) Special fees: $275 Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $6827 (in-state); $12,623 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 1892
Out of State Tuition 7728
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 91 Financial Aid Specific to the School Army ROTC offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and other expenses and provide a monthly stipend of $100.
Financial-Aid Deadline March 15 (priority); open.
Admission Deadline July 21 (fall)
Entrance Requirements SAT (430V, 400M) or ACT (18E, 16M) required. A high school graduate (or equivalent) and completion of the following units: 4 English; 3 mathematics; 3 science; 3 social science; and 2 foreign languages. Students must submit an official high school transcript and proof of physical examination. A $20 application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: July 21 (fall) Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030; Telephone: 478-825-6307; 877-462-3878 (toll-free); 478-825-6168 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 60 semester hours are required for associate degrees. A minimum of 120 semester hours are required for bachelorís degrees, and students must complete the core requirements, to include 12 hours of mathematics and science, 12 hours of social studies, 12 hours of humanities, and one computer course for math, electronics engineering technology, or criminal justice majors. Students must pass an exit competency examination.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 3,000 Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 1,025/1,233 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 142/200 Graduate students (men/women): 75/325 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 2,763; Asian, 11; Caucasian, 167; Hispanic, 12; International, 47.
Diversity 0
Student Life Campus Regulations: All motor vehicles must be registered with the college; students living in dorms are required to purchase meal tickets; orientation week program is required. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career counseling and placement for graduating students, student employment services, and remedial tutoring. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band, chorale, and dance. Students may work on the student-run newspaper and yearbook. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the more than 70 college organizations, such as departmental clubs and special interest groups. Greek Life Fraternities include Alpha Phi, Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Phi Lambda, Sigma Gamma Rho Society, and Zeta Phi Beta. National Honors Societies include Alpha, Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta, and Phi Alpha. Housing Availability: 1,048 housing spaces; freshman given housing priority.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 155 Student-teacher ratio: 14:1 Full-time faculty members: 147 Part-time faculty members: 9
Athletic Program Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate Sports: menís basketball, cross-country, football, tennis, and track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball and soccer. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA 31030; Telephone: 912-825-6208; 478-825-6889 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: English, Economics, Commercial Design, Criminal Justice, History, Mass Communication, Office Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, General Business, Marketing, Management Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agronomy, Animal Science, Biology, Botany, Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Chemistry, Child Care, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Dairy Husbandry, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electronic Engineering (3+2), Engineering (dual), Elementary Education, Food Management, Home Economics, Mathematics, Middle Grades Education, Ornamental Horticulture, Physical Education, Physics, Plant Science, Secondary Education, Social Work, Veterinary Technology, Zoology Associate of Arts: Agricultural Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Electronic Engineering Technology, Office Administration, Ornamental Horticulture Master's: Education, Counseling and Education Specialist Degree.
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