Tuition & Fees

$35,365

$35,365

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
40%
400-499
47%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
34%
400-499
49%
300-399
13%
600-699
2%
500-599
12%
400-499
38%
300-399
42%
200-299
6%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
36%
12-17
44%
6-11
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
40%
12-17
47%
24-29
24%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%
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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,961
Declined + 966
Total Received 3,927
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Private (nonprofit)

1,124

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Health/human Performance
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Codes

SAT 5213
ACT 4352

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Location

School Facts

Ferrum College, founded in 1913, is a private church-affiliated college. Its 740-acre campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,124
Established in 1913
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Ferrum, VA

740-acre campus in Ferrum (population: 2,043), 30 miles from Roanoke. Major airport and bus serve Roanoke; train serves Lynchburg (75 miles).

Ferrum College
215 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA 24088

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
0%
Top 1/4
1%
Top 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
7%
500-599
40%
400-499
47%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
34%
400-499
49%
300-399
13%
600-699
2%
500-599
12%
400-499
38%
300-399
42%
200-299
6%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
36%
12-17
44%
6-11
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
40%
12-17
47%
24-29
24%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,961
Declined + 966
Total Received 3,927

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Jason Byrd
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 868-9797
F: 540 365-4243
admissions@ferrum.edu

Financial Aid

$24,174

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,250
Room & board $12,445
Additional fees $115
Books & supplies $800
Total $48,610
Average Financial Aid - $24,174
Total with Avg. Aid $24,436

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,317,655
State $2,206,031
Institutional $19,353,799
Other external $431,408
Total $25,308,893

Non-need-based

Federal
State $133,216
Institutional $1,199,589
Other external $4,250
Total $1,337,055
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 868-9797
F: 540 365-4266
finaid@ferrum.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Heather Hollandsworth
Director of Financial Aid
hhollandsworth@ferrum.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance, flag football, indoor volleyball, kickball, powderpuff football, soccer, softball

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Athletic Directors

Abe Naff (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Karen Harvey (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
USA South Athletic Conference
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Sciences
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Technology/Information Systems
Criminal Justice
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Health/Human Performance
History
International Studies
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Media/Communication
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Pre-Professional Health Science
Psychology
Recreation Leadership
Religion
Social Studies
Social Work
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Health/human Performance

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other

1,124

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,124
students

Female
44%
494

Male
56%
630

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,104
students

Female
44%
479

Male
56%
625

2%

20
students

Female
75%
15

Male
25%
5

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Africa
China
Ethiopia
Ireland
Russia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
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