Private 4 Year

Ferrum College

Ferrum, Virginia

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Ferrum College overview
Location Ferrum, Virginia
Online ferrum.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Ferrum College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Ferrum College is a private liberal arts institution located in Ferrum, Virginia, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a considerable campus expanse comprising predominantly of Colonial Revival architecture. Established in 1913, the college provides a scenic environment approximately 35 miles south of Roanoke, embracing a rural atmosphere amid picturesque landscapes. Ferrum offers a range of undergraduate degrees with a particular focus on programs within environmental science, agricultural sciences, and teacher education, reflecting its origins as a school of agriculture. While the college maintains an open admissions policy, its selectivity is moderate, inviting a diverse student body. On-campus living is available, with a majority of students residing in the college's residential facilities. Ferrum is noted for participating in NCAA Division III athletics, with the Panthers competing in various sports, with certain programs such as wrestling and football garnering attention.

In the most recent statistical year 1,452 prospective students applied, and 1,224 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 238 enrolled in the school.  765 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 90 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,400 plus fees of $920.












Ferrum College is rated within the lower 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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SAT 900/1110
GPA 3.14

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Sep 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Ferrum College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$920
Room and Board $13,230
Budget for Other Expenses$2,550
Total One Year Cost$55,100

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

31% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ferrum College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%
Education 7%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232089 IPEDS survey data for Ferrum College.

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