Ferrum is a private, Christian college located in Ferrum, Virginia in the Roanoke Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,271 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ferrum acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 30% of students, Ferrum alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,900.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies30 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching22 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities20 Graduates
Environmental Science18 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies17 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services8 Graduates
Information Science7 Graduates
Political Science and Government7 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
Ferrum College Reviews
Ferrum College is a excellent, small town school. It is simply & beautifully laid out and helps students feel less intimidated. They say great things come in small packages. Ferrum may be small, but it is packed full of great educators/education, people and activities. They offer a wide range of classes to meet the needs of your major/minor. The activities, including athletics, also comes in good varieties. Ferrum always makes sure that students are involved and included as much as possible. That also pertains to commuters as well. They do a great job of connecting everyone and making the experience of college warm & welcoming. Who wouldn't love great people and a beautiful campus. Ferrum College equips students with a great foundation for the future. From education to personal life, it sets them up for success.
I have enjoyed my time at Ferrum College from the beginning to the end, honestly. It's a great campus and a supportive community, for the most part. Majority of the buildings on campus are very old, but it seems as though some of the housing buildings are the only true indication of the campus' age. Overall the campus is a safe place, but I would like to see better management of the school's more personal cases (such as Title IX cases) and how they protect the survivors after the dust settles. I would also like to suggest starting incoming freshmen out with advisors in their fields of study, if a major has been decided upon. It would make figuring out the requirements for their majors less confusing, than to be switched around so often and risking being able to graduate on time due to lack of credits required.
Ferrum is a great school for students who like the country and the small school feel. My class sizes ranged from 5-25 depending on the class. The professors I had were caring and helpful; they made a huge difference in my academic success. My advice to new panthers would be- attend all the campus activities you can! They are filled with fun, and that's where you will meet your college career friends. A lot of information is handed out during these activities, and thats how you will stay ahead of the game!