Welcome to Fort Valley State University! Here, amid the gently rolling hills of Middle Georgia’s beautiful Peach County, we have committed to helping our students achieve their dreams. Dr. Larry Rivers, President FVSU
Be Bold. Be Amazing. Be Prepared is our mantra. With the combined effort of a dedicated leadership team, an outstanding faculty, staff, supportive community and loyal alumni, we’re developing top notch critical thinkers who will become leaders.
Fort Valley State University is experiencing phenomenal growth. We have reached milestones in a relatively short period. Student enrollment continues to soar. Our goal was to construct new buildings equipped with the latest technology to groom tomorrow’s scientists, computer engineers and media moguls. We pushed for new residence halls that offered students a congenial study atmosphere. Today, many of our dreams are fulfilled.
We worked hard and smart, kept our hands on the plow and our eyes fixed on achieving specific goals. For our efforts, U.S. News and World Report listed FVSU among “America’s Best Black Colleges” in the #25 spot in 2011 and ranked the university #9 among the top regional public colleges in the south in its 2012 issue.
FVSU and all of its constituents will continue to build upon a 115 year tradition of success. We will reach out to every individual student to offer endless opportunities, to spur initiative, and inspire real and lasting achievement.
This website enables you to peer into the portal of Wildcat Nation from a distance; but at your earliest convenience, please visit our beautiful campus and experience Wildcat hospitality. You’ll understand why we are excited about teaching and lifelong learning. Thanks for your interest in our beloved Fort Valley State.
Dr. Larry E. Rivers
Founded more than 100 years ago, Fort Valley State University embraces a history that weaves together African-American culture, a commitment to personal and intellectual growth and a deep sense of community. What students of every era have found here is unequaled leadership across a wide scope of programs. Our status as an 1895 state land-grant university has led to remarkable innovations in agriculture and related fields. FVSU’s acclaimed biology and chemistry departments send more students of African descent to medical and dental programs than any other Georgia state school. And our comprehensive liberal arts curriculum continues to set new standards of excellence. Keeping up with technological advances, we offer top-notch online programs and the opportunity to keep abreast of FVSU’s goings-on through Facebook and Twitter. We have an excellent relationship with the city of Fort Valley and surrounding areas. Our communiversity efforts bridge the gap between town and gown. The university regularly brings the local community onto campus for special events that showcase our students’ achievements.
With an enrollment beyond 3,000, our school is the perfect size for building lifelong ties that go beyond race and background; ties that are based on a shared love of learning and a thirst for personal growth. We’re family here. Everyone belongs. Our more than 70 student organizations and activities range from a thriving sorority and fraternity system, to conference-leading athletic teams, honor societies and student government. FVSU’s stately campus is the ideal environment for one-on-one learning, but we also encourage connections to the world around us, both near and far, through close relationship with local communities and our study abroad programs that trace ancestral bonds halfway around the globe. FVSU is growing and building: we now have apartment-style residence halls, a newly-built Wildcat stadium, and the Academic Classroom and Laboratory Building (a state-of-the-art learning facility for our science programs). Check the Web site regularly for updates on these projects.
Fort Valley State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of FVSU