Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA, USA

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Ferrum College
3.53 Average Rating

Micheal from Chesapeake, VA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Dorm Life
A few of the dorm buildings are quite old, and in need of maintenance; however, the newer buildings are more roomy, and more modern, with things like elevators and larger washrooms, kitchen areas, etc.
Food and Dining
Be careful. It's easy to treat the caf like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
What to do for fun
Large fields for any type of games, mountains and woods for hiking, and lots of indoor activities such as comedy shows and concerts.
Bang for the buck
Ferrum has been considering tuition increases in order to further improve the campus. At the moment, the bang is in the process of catching up with the buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Many students spend weekends partying at a nearby sorority house known as Trollville.
Great for these types of students
Outdoors lovers. Those who like to fish. Hikers, runners, etc.
Good area for outdoor exercise.
Clubs and Activities
More and more clubs are being founded each year.
Campus Safety
Ferrum College literally has it's own police force. Since the college is nearby a small town, the police HQ is right around the corner from Ferrum and always on-call. Don't worry though, the police are rather lax when it comes to typical college troubles.
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Eboni from Cary, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know people on campus because they will help you out a lot.
Academic Rigor
It is very great the teachers help you out with everything. Also there are other students there that is more than willing to help you out.
Dorm Life
The dorms are okay and they are a nice size.
Food and Dining
The food in the cafe is okay but there is not that much variety on campus.
What to do for fun
There is always on campus going on to get the students engaged.
Bang for the buck
There is a dollar tree down the road from campus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year Ferrum College throws a huge event for ReLay for Life.
Great for these types of students
All kinds of students you just have to find where you fit in on campus.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of activities and clubs on campus. I am apart of AASA- African American Student Association.
Greek Life
I am also a part of APO- which is Alpha Phi Omega. There are also a lot of other Greek organizations on campus.
Campus Safety
There are always campus police roaming around on campus.
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Anneleisse from Castle Rock, CO

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Boredom is an option at Ferrum, it's what you make out of your experience. Join clubs and if there isn't a club you're interested in you can't go to student leadership and request to start a new club.
Dorm Life
All dorms are decent but obviously upper clansmen have first choice. Compared to other colllages I visisted Ferrum had the best living conditions. (I visited big schools ex. UM, CSU)
Food and Dining
There is variety in the caf, from cereal bar that's open 24/7 to the station where you will find the special if the day.
What to do for fun
As I previously mentioned, boredom is an option. There are many clubs in campus and people are really kind and always excited to have new people join. The nearest town is Rocky Mount, in case you need to go to Wall-Mart or want to go eat in a restaurant. In case you don't have a car transportation on weekends is offered.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Spring Fling, Homecoming, and end of the year concert a a couple of big events that are big at Ferrum.
Clubs and Activities
Ferrum does have a variety of Greek clubs, from national ones to local one too. There is an outdoor club for those who enjoy the outdoors. We also have a handful of sport teams and for those who don't want to be on an actual team we also have intramurals.
Campus Safety
Campus police are seen 24/7 so it's a pretty safe campus. Resident assistance is always available also.
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Davian from Clinton, MD

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you attend class, and ask questions if you need help.
Academic Rigor
Best Teachers
Dorm Life
There's never a dull day in Sue West.
Food and Dining
Fresh food grown from know farmers.
What to do for fun
Go to dances, free bowling night, free movie night, trips to the mall, concerts, coffee house, inprov show.
Bang for the buck
Do not have to pay to print in the library, or pay to wash clothes. There's always something going on.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There tons of blue grass festivals, and folklore festivals
Great for these types of students
Very diverse
Clubs and Activities
Any thing you can think of
Campus Safety
24/7 Police
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Michaela from Altavista, VA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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?
Tips for prospective students
You should always do your homework, even if you don't want to. Doing your homework will show the teacher that you're trying and it will help your grade as well. Don't come here to just party, nothing comes good out of parting 24/7, one in a while is OK as long as you're getting stuff done as well. Don't be lazy, get out and walk around the campus, get involved in activities. Get organized, you will have assignments due at different dates, so keep up with them and you'll be a star.
Academic Rigor
The teachers here are absolutely wonderful and care about their students.
Dorm Life
When you first arrive at Ferrum, you might end up with a dorm room with no air conditioning. Bring lots of fans, but hey, you get to choose where you want to live you're next year here!! Get good grades and you'll get to live in the nicer buildings where you'll have you're own bathroom and shower.
Food and Dining
They serve a variety of food. They have a papa johns, star bucks, and a subway as well.
What to do for fun
There are dances, clubs, a big campus to explore, walking trails, ponds where you can just go and sit and enjoy the view, and any other activities that maybe going on around campus.
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A student

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
Here you are able to learn on a one on one type setting. The professors all know you by name. The classes can be rough, but the professors are happy to help.
Dorm Life
Depending on where you live, the dorm life can be great. I have been satisfied everywhere I have lived. Once you get past freshmen year, you will figure out the better places to live.
Food and Dining
I eat at subway or papa johns most of the time. I don't really like eating in the caf. The crazy cuke and hot dog cart are very good also.
What to do for fun
You have to get involved here, or you ill be bored. Join a sorority or fraternity or even a club or team. Once you do that, you will meet a ton of great people.
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Gabriella from Chesapeake, VA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
You have to be dedicated to the campus if you really want to go there. A lot of my friends have failed out because they did not care. Bring rain boots and winter jackets because it gets rainy and cold. Keep focused on your education and get yourself out in the community.
Academic Rigor
The professors are very open to helping students and its really great. As long as you talk with your professors and show you have an interest they will help work with you. The classes so far I have taken are not that hard, you just have to dedicate yourself to your studies.
Dorm Life
Some of the dorms do not have A/C but they are older than most. Could remodel the older dorms to make them more updated. Stay away from Riddick.
Food and Dining
Sometimes you get good food and other times it is not that great. You just have a 50/50 chance when it comes to the Dining Hall, but you have subway and papa johns plus a lot of other places in town if you have the money to spend.
What to do for fun
Trollville, Kappa House, OXE, Roanoke, play sports, join a greek.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Pappy's Gas station is the cutest gas station ever and they have great food. Paradise bar and grill and Ferrum bar and grill are really good places to eat and go out with friends.
Clubs and Activities
A very wide variety of clubs and activities for any type of student!
Greek Life
The greek life on campus is great. There are a few sororities and fraternities on campus and all have wonderful traits about them. Joining one is great and helps you get out on the campus and its a rewarding process.
Campus Safety
The police station is right down the road from the college. Police patrol every night. All dorms are locked at all times, only way in is if someone lets you in or you live in that dorm. Emails or texts sent out if there is a problem on campus.
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Zachary from Scotland, MD

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Ferrum has excellent, hands on professors and instructors to get you to that degree and fully understand the information included.
Academic Rigor
Ferrum is a great school to get an education at
Dorm Life
Even though being a freshman you normally get the not so nice dorms, the only thing i see a problem in my dorm is no a/c. Other then that i see the dorms being nice and well kept up and cleaned
Food and Dining
The food is varied every night but they do always have rice and beans every night. I like how they get fruits and veggies from the Agriculture program on campus or from local farms.
What to do for fun
Ferrum has many activities to do on campus. As well as the campus shuttle that takes you to a free movie or bowling that alternates on the weekends.
Campus Safety
Very Safe Campus.
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