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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Ferrum College Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Ferrum College. The college admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,671 students applied to Ferrum College and 1,277 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Ferrum College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 9/15 and the fee for the application costs $25.

Students who submit their applications to Ferrum College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 15.

Ferrum College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Ferrum College's admissions stats.

Ferrum College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Ferrum College Application Deadlines

Check with Ferrum College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Want to Apply Early to Ferrum College?

Ferrum College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Ferrum College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Ferrum College Admissions

How To Get Into Ferrum College

It is not difficult to get into Ferrum College.

In 2022, Ferrum College accepted 76% of all applicants, about 1,277 from 1,671 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Ferrum College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Ferrum College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Ferrum College

Ferrum College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Ferrum College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Ferrum College

What does Ferrum College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Ferrum College for more information on admission factors.

Ferrum College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Ferrum College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Ferrum College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ferrum College?

Students admitted to Ferrum College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Ferrum College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 15% of Ferrum College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ferrum College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ferrum College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Ferrum College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ferrum College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ferrum College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Ferrum College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Ferrum College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ferrum College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Ferrum College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ferrum College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Ferrum College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Ferrum College accept transfer credits?

✅ Ferrum College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Ferrum College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ferrum College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ferrum College?

✅ Ferrum College is not test optional.

What is Ferrum College's acceptance rate?

✅ Ferrum College's acceptance rate is 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ferrum College?

🟨 Ferrum College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Ferrum College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Ferrum College? Ferrum College is a less selective institution. The Ferrum College acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Ferrum College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ferrum College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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