North Carolina

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1867
  • Enrollment: 6,787
  • Mascot: Bronco
  • Colors: FSU Blue and Slate Grey
  • Motto: Res Non Verba (Deeds not Words)
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Fayetteville State University, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, boasts a storied history that began in 1867, making it one of the oldest historically black universities in the United States. Initially established as the Howard School for the education of African American children, it played a crucial role in the post-Civil War era, providing education and opportunities to a previously underserved community. Over the years, the institution evolved, gaining university status and expanding its academic offerings to meet the growing needs of its student body. Today, Fayetteville State University is a vibrant public institution, enrolling approximately 6,787 students and offering a wide range of academic programs.

The university's motto, "Res Non Verba" (Deeds not Words), reflects its commitment to action and the practical application of knowledge. FSU is particularly renowned for its programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Education.

The city campus setting provides students with a dynamic and engaging learning environment, and the university offers campus housing to foster a close-knit community. The university's spirit is embodied in its mascot, the Bronco, and its colors, FSU blue and slate grey. In the realm of athletics, Fayetteville State University competes in NCAA Division II as part of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its teams known as the Broncos. Fayetteville State University continues to uphold its legacy of providing quality education and empowering students to become leaders and innovators in their respective fields.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (910) 672-1371  
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  • Financial Aid: (910)672-1325
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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Nursing
  • Education

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NCAA Division II - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)

Team Name: Broncos

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Volleyball

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