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A Tradition of Excellence
Founded in 1867 as the Howard
School, Fayetteville State University
has helped'thousands of young men
and women develop their talents to
readily compete successfully in
business, health services, education,
law, politics, management and many
A historically Black university
and the second-oldest public institution
of higher education in the state, Fayetteville
State provides a comfortable atmosphere
and a welcoming hand to students
from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
For more than a century, those who have completed FSU’s rigorous
academic programs have emerged ready to join that special fellowship of
educated men and women who aspire to become leaders in their
communities; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and teaching; and to
control their own destinies.
FSU is one of 16 institutions associated with the University of North
Carolina, and upholds the educational standards of the nation’s oldest
public university. With challenging academic programs, close personal
attention, a range of student support services, and a multicultural campus
community, FSU will help prepare you for success!
We’re Committed to Your Success
FSU is one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing institutions of higher
education. Expansion of campus facilities and growth of the student body
have been accompanied by improvements in every aspect of university
life. Today, FSU is ideally positioned to offer an array of outstanding programs
and services to high school graduates, transfer students, nontraditional students
who seek expanded career opportunities, and to those pursuing graduate studies.
While our growth has made
new educational resources
available, FSU is still small
enough to consider the individual
needs and concerns of all its
FSU is committed to the
success of its students. A
strong core curriculum, offered
through the University College,
prepares students for upper-
level course work. All new
undergraduate students are
required to take a university
studies course that helps them
develop their time-management,
note-t^dng, study, and reading
comprehension skills, which
are critical to academic
success. Every entering FSU
freshman is assigned a faculty
“mentor” who guides the
student through the college
experience. FSU’s mentoring
program has won a national
award for its success in helping students effectively make the transition
from high school to university life and to persist through graduation.
To further assure'students’ success, FSU provides tutoring in
mathematics, the sciences, critical thinking and English. Specific
instruction in test-taking and study skills, as well as counseling to help
with personal, financial, career, graduate school and other educational
decisions, are readily available.
We Put Teaching and Scholarship First
At larger universities, many professors leave most of the classroom
teaching to graduate students while they pursue research projects. At
FSU, the professors do the teaching.
The student-to-faculty ratio at FSU is approximately 20-to-l. Nearly
80 percent of full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees, one of the
highest percentages among degree-granting institutions in North Carolina.
FSU professors are
students to expand
and to engage in
discussion of ideas
and issues of
the belief that a
university is a
scholars and that
students’ lives are
forever enriched by exposure to gifted faculty of proven scholarship and
achievement, FSU has brought together dedicated, talented teachers from
The faculty includes eminent authors and professors who have
received the highest awards in North Carolina for teaching in their
disciplines. Many faculty members involve students in research projects
funded by agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education, NASA,
the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and
the Rockefeller Foundation. Students also benefit from exposure to high
achievers who are invited to visit the FSU campus to lecture and interact
with students all year long.
FSU Alumni: Making Contributions
FSU graduates are proving themselves and making valuable
contributions to society. You will find FSU alumni in professions in the
halls of government, in the executive suites of the nation’s largest
corporations, in entrepreneurial enterprises, in teaching and administration
of public schools, in the officers’ corps of the military, in theater and the
arts, and in the health professions.
FSU alumni include leaders in the fields of law, education, business,
health, management, politics, and others. We are proud of our many
alumni who have achieved “firsts,” such as the first black woman elected
to the South Carolina Senate; the youngest judge presiding in a U.S.
District Court in North Carolina; and the first Black woman to serve as a
Director of Athletics at an NCAA Division I university.
Student Life and Culture
The university is located in historic Fayetteville, North Carolina’s
fourth-largest city. Fayetteville is a lively, warm community centrally
located near 1-95. The Research Triangle area and the Atlantic coast are
both within an hour-and-a-half drive.
While the main goals at FSU center around achievement in
academics, campus life is not limited to books and study. As the most
diverse, multi-cultural student body within the greater university system,
FSU brings together a delightful mixture of people and personalities.
Dozens of student organizations offer opportunities to participate in all
kinds of extracurricular activifies.
Students are involved in publishing, theater, community service,
music, modeling, religion, dance and politics, as well as making lifelong
friends through fraternities and sororities.
FSU Bronco Athletics: On the Move!
FSU is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
(CIAA) and offers a comprehensive sports program. Intramural sports
are also available to all students.
Bronco teams are regular winners in the CIAA and compete in
football, men’s golf, women’s softball and volleyball, and men’s and
women’s basketball and cross country. FSU’s rich athletic tradition has
produced many professional
athletes and coaches
over the years, with
representation in the
NBA, CFL, NFL, EBL,
PGA, and WWF as well
as NCAA Division I
compete at home in a
football stadium under
going renovations, and in
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building. Equipped with
racquet ball courts, weight rooms, dance studio, an indoor Olympic-size
pool, and the 4,000-seat Felton J. Capel Arena, this athletics complex is the
pride of the Broncos!
Exceptional Academic Programs
and Campus Facilities
FSU’s award-winning campus
includes an ultra-modern library with
on-line catalogs and the equivalent of
500,000 volumes and a new School of
Business and Economics Building, as
well as the new physical education
facility. Over half of the buildings on
campus are new or newly renovated.
Qassrooms, residence halls, administration
buildings, and a new, high-tech distance
learning center are all air-conditioned
and linked to the computer information
highway to pave the way to the 21st
FSU is organized into the
College of Arts and Sciences, which
includes the University College and an
ROTC Program; the School of Business
and Economics; and the School of
Education. Baccalaureate degrees are
offered in 38 disciplines. Master’s degrees are available in business,
education, and the arts and sciences; and FSU offers a doctoral degree in
Courses and educational programs are designed with one primary
goal in mind — to help you expand your horizons and achieve academic
Financial Assistance is Available
The total amount of financial aid awarded to FSU students exceeds $6
million a year, and continues to grow. FSU makes every attempt to provide
financial aid to qualified students in need of assistance.
Financial assistance offered includes Chancellor’s Scholarships,
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship(s), NASA scholarships. North Carolina
Incentive Grants, Minority Presence Grants, and many others. Scholarships
are awarded on the basis of need, academic excellence, merit, and/or talent
Loans and work study are also available.
All students who are enrolled at least half-time and are making
satisfactory progress in a degree or certification program are eligible to
apply for financial assistance.
To qualify initially for consideration for financial assistance,
students should complete the Family Financial Statement (FFS) of
the American College Testing (ACT) service and request that the
analysis of this form be forwarded to Fayetteville State University,
Inquiries concerning the Chancellor’s Scholarships, NC Incentive Grants,
and Minority Presence Grants are welcomed by the Office of Admissions.
The Office of Financial Aid welcomes inquiries about these and all other
available loans, grants, and scholarships.
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Fayetteville State University is
a member institution of The
University of North Carolina,
which is committed to
equality of educational
opportunity and does not
applicants, students, or
mployees based on race, color,
national origin, religion,
gender, age, or disability.
If you plan to attend Fayetteville State
University or any of the other 15 University of
North Carolina institutions, you must have
taken the following courses in high school to
be eligible for admission:
In fair (4) course units emjiiasizing
grammar, composition, and literature; in
mathematics; three (3) cour^ units including
algebra I, algebra II, and geometry, or a higher
level mathematics course for which algebra II
is a prerequisite; in science: three (3) course
units including at least one unit in a life or
biological science, at least one unit in a
physical science, and at least one laboratory
course; in social studies: two (2) course units,
including one unit in U.S. history; and six (6)
units of electives from the areas of language,
literature, mathematics, science, social science or
business. It is recommended that prospective
students complete at least two course units in
one foreign language. PLUS, you must have
fulfilled the following requirements: Have a
2.0 grade point average or higher in aU
courses attempted in the ninth through the
twelfth grades; a satisfactory combination of
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or Amedcan
College Testing (ACT) Program scores and
high school class rank; and a successful score
on all areas of the Nwth Caixdina Comp^anKy
Test, which is required of all students
graduating from hi^ schools in North Carolina.
Campus visits are encouraged!
To arrange your guided tour of flie campus
with an FSU student ca: admissiMB i^jnesentative,
please call or write:
Office of Admissions
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
E-mail: CAD @adml.uncfsu.edu