Fort Valley State University

Growth at this historic college includes a $3.1 million, 8,000-square-foot biotechnology center for alternative-fuels research and a $13 million student center. FVSU’s Zoo Atlanta partnership provides hands-on experience in exotic animal care. FVSU also hosts a state facility designed to house animals during emergencies. The Cooperative Developmental Energy Program, the only program of its kind in the nation, offers dual degrees in math, engineering, chemistry, biology, health physics, and the geosciences.

Founded 1895

Undergraduate enrollment 3,100

Graduate enrollment 311


In-state tuition $2,256/semester

Out-of-state tuition $8,208/semester

Georgia freshmen on HOPE NA

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 821

SAT score breakdown 412, critical reading; 409, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses 30

Popular majors accounting, agricultural economics, biology, business management, criminal justice, early childhood education, general business, mass communications, middle grades education, psychology