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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Ferrum College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
215 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA 24088
Website
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Ferrum College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
770-960
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,670/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,257/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,792/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,497/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,530/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,193/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,271Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • You cant classify them by one word
    78%
  • Student-Athlete
    11%
  • Unique
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
35%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Small but quiet
    45%
  • Small
    27%
  • Small but we are one big family
    18%
  • Can get loud
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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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.
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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!