Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA, USA
3.53 Average Rating

Ferrum College is a 4-year liberal arts college in rural southwestern Virginia affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Ferrum hosts schools of Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences granting bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors and the college is home to the second-oldest Environmental Science program in the nation. To provide a break from the classroom, the Ferrum Outdoors program sponsors excursions into the surrounding area for activities such as rock climbing, snowboarding, and disc golf. Additionally, Ferrum College is home to the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum hosting the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
13%
Submitting ACT
40%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 881
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,137
Total Number of Undergrads
1,137
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
30%
0
100
14%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
25%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,798
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$33,025
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,025
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,480
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
73%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,940
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,362
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,829

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
93%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,567
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$28,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$290
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
56%
44%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
92%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Panthers
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
USA South Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Roanoke
University Of Richmond
Norfolk
Lynchburg
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
Small campus where the teachers make you their priority. Help is always available for those who need it. Everyone on campus supports you from academics to sports.
Anneleisse from Castle Rock, CO
Ferrum College, is a great school to attend, because they have very dedicated teachers that are willing to help 24/7. Ferrum also has a vast verity of activities to keep students happy and active in the community. Last Ferrum College, helps build character, and leaderships skills with there internship programs.
Davian from Clinton, MD
Ferrum College is the best decision that I choose to go to continue further on my education. The teachers and staff are wonderful and are there to help you even if you think their not, plus the students here are friendly. A small college full of wonderful people, who couldn't ask for a better school?
Michaela from Altavista, VA
This college has a great Science and Criminal Justice Departments. Off in the country and surrounded by beautiful mountains and wildlife. Small but overall great campus.
Gabriella from Chesapeake, VA
Ferrum College is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many activities to participate in on campus. Ferrum is a great place to get a degree and have fun all in the same time frame.
Zachary from Scotland, MD
Ferrum college is a small campus with a nice surrounding area. The small classroom environment allows for close interaction and more individual time with professors/instructors. I would recommend attending this college to anyone who prefers small town areas, and closer relationships with professors.
Micheal from Chesapeake, VA
It is a very nice school. It has a lot of activities for students to engage in. There are a lot of nice people on campus also.
Eboni from Cary, NC

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