Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$36,695

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
39%
400-499
49%
300-399
4%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
53%
300-399
10%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
32%
12-17
46%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,758
Declined 1,012
Total Received 3,770
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Private

1,050

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,050
Established in 1913
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

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

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Roanoke Regional

Ferrum College
215 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA
24088

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Agriculture Club
  • BACCHUS
  • Panther Productions, African American Student Association
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Folklife Festival
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
39%
400-499
49%
300-399
4%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
53%
300-399
10%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
32%
12-17
46%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.04

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,758
Declined 1,012
Total Received 3,770

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,014

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,480
Room & board $12,400
Additional fees $215
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $1,500
Total $51,395
Average Financial Aid - $5,014
Total with Avg. Aid $46,381

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agriculture, General
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Horticultural Science
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Mathematics, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

1,050

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,050
students

Female
43%
451

Male
57%
599

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,034
students

Female
43%
441

Male
57%
593

2%

16
students

Female
63%
10

Male
37%
6

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 54%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
29%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
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

46

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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