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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA 4-Year Private

About Ferrum College

Ferrum College is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Ferrum, VA

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College currently enrolls around 970 students a year, including 960 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Ferrum College

Acceptance rate: 76%

Average GPA: 3.0

Early Decision or Early Action: No/

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: September 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 15

Ferrum College Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Ferrum College is minimally difficult. Around 76 percent of all applicants are admitted to Ferrum College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Ferrum College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ferrum College, around 54 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 499 students who started at Ferrum College as first-time freshman, 107 graduate within four years.

Ferrum College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 29 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,721 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Ferrum College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Ferrum College a good school for YOU?

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Ferrum College's application deadline is September 15. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Ferrum College in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

PO Box 1000 Ferrum, VA 24088

Campus Setting: Rural

Ferrum College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ferrum College is Continuous processing.

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

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above


16 to 21


16 and Less


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Ferrum College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

420 - 520


Reading SAT Range

440 - 540

Ferrum College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ferrum College is like? There are approximately 1,050 students enrolled at Ferrum College. 98% 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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