Ferrum College

215 Ferrum Mountain Rd, Ferrum, United States
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Overview of Ferrum College

About this school

Ferrum, founded in 1913, is a church-affiliated college. Its 720-acre campus is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,451
    • Men:766 (52.8%)
    • Women:685 (47.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ferrum College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 1000
City, State, Zip
Ferrum, VA  24088
Phone
(540) 365-4290
Fax
(540) 365-4266
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 3,286 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,600 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 1,686 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
499 (21%) of 2,409 admitted students enrolled
Women
218 (19%) of 1,175 admitted students enrolled
Men
281 (23%) of 1,234 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.88
375 And Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
31%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
47%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,025 (74.91210162186685%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,060 (25.08789837813315%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ferrum College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003711
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
412 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
412 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
412 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,117
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 392 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,015
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 384 (93.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,808
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 400 (97.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
11 (2.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,802

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,214 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,214 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,214 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
105 (8.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$30,418
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,194 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,783
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,130 (93.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,348
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,209 (99.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
55 (4.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,087

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,353
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


78

Part-Time Faculty


38

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ferrum College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


47.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


22.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


25.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Accounting
  • Agriculture, General
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,043

Nearest Metropolitan Area


720 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Roanoke
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


89% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


11%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ferrum College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national sororities, student government association, agriculture club, bacchus, panther productions, african american student association, students in free enterprise (sife)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,432

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,451
Women
685
Men
766

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 30.6% Black/African-American
  • 5.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.0% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


0.8%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources