Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1895
  • Enrollment: 2,605
  • Mascot: Wildcats
  • Colors: Old Gold and Royal Blue
  • Motto: Empower the Possible
  • Campus Setting: Town
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Fort Valley State University, located in the quaint town setting of Fort Valley, Georgia, has a storied history that began in 1895. It was established as Fort Valley High and Industrial School, merging with the State Teachers and Agricultural College of Forsyth in 1939 to form what is now known as Fort Valley State University. This merger was a significant step in providing advanced educational opportunities to African Americans in the region, particularly in the fields of agriculture and education.

Today, Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is a vibrant public institution, offering a diverse range of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, as well as Post-master's certificates. The university is particularly renowned for its programs in Biology, Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology. These programs are designed to empower students, aligning with the university's motto, "Empower the Possible."

With an enrollment of around 2,605 students, FVSU fosters a close-knit and supportive campus community, complete with campus housing to enhance the collegiate experience. The university's athletic teams, known as the Wildcats, compete with pride in NCAA Division II within the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Fort Valley State University continues to uphold its legacy of educational excellence and innovation, preparing students to make significant contributions in their chosen fields and communities.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (478) 825-6520
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  • Financial Aid: (478) 825-6363
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Popular Majors
  • Biology
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Engineering Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Veterinary Technology

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Wildcats

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross County
  • Tennis
  • Track (Outdoor)
  • Volleyball

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Track (Outdoor)
  • Volleyball

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