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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

About Ferrum College

Ferrum College Overview

Ferrum College is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Ferrum, Virginia. Ferrum College was founded in 1913 and currently enrolls around 870 students per year year, including 864 undergraduate students. Ferrum College offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Ferrum College for Fall 2023 is September 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Ferrum College by September 15.

Student Activities at Ferrum College

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Ferrum College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority?Ferrum College has sororities, but does not have fraternities.

Planning to play sports? Ferrum College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Ferrum College on the Student Life page.

2022 Ferrum College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%
Tuition $36,480

Is Ferrum College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Ferrum College offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Ferrum College

It is not difficult to get into Ferrum College. Around 76% of applicants get into Ferrum College each year. Out of 1,671 applications received in 2022, 1,277 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ferrum College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ferrum College, around 57% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Ferrum Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 34 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Ferrum College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Ferrum College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Ferrum College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Ferrum College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Ferrum College.

Based on this information, is Ferrum College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Ferrum College a good school for you?

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Where is Ferrum College?

Ferrum College is located in the rural setting of Ferrum, Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing Ferrum College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 220 to Ferrum, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Roanoke Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Ferrum College and Ferrum are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 1000 Ferrum, VA 24088

Campus Setting: Rural

Ferrum College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ferrum College is Sep 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ferrum College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ferrum College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


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18 and Less


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Ferrum College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Ferrum College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ferrum College is like? There are approximately 870 students enrolled at Ferrum College, including 864 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from VA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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