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Ferrum College Admission Requirements

Ferrum, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Ferrum College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
76%
Admission Difficulty for Ferrum College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Ferrum College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ferrum College is 76%.  It ranks #26 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Ferrum College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,431 out of 3,206 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent (SAT 910/1060 ACT 15/19). Ferrum College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.0. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Ferrum College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 46% of students submitted SAT scores and 15% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Ferrum College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
910-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT 
46%
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ferrum College?

Ferrum College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. Ferrum College ranks #31 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ferrum College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1060 and Above Good >86%
985 to 1060 Avg + 76%-86%
910 to 985 Avg - 62%-76%
835 to 910 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 835 Low <47%
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Ferrum College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
15%
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ferrum College?

Admission data indicates that Ferrum College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferrum College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ferrum College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >86%
17 to 19 Avg + 76%-86%
15 to 17 Avg - 62%-76%
13 to 15 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 13 Low <47%
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Ferrum College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.0
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Ferrum College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Ferrum College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ferrum College was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.0 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ferrum College accepts 76% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Ferrum College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 8.0% Good
3.25 to 3.49 9.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg +
2.50 to 2.99 28.0% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 23.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 2.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Ferrum College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,552 1,654 3,206
Accepted 1,204 1,227 2,431
Acceptance Rate 78% 74% 76%
Enrolled 91 202 293
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 16% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ferrum College is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ferrum College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ferrum College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ferrum College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Ferrum College prefer SAT or ACT?

46% of students submit their SAT scores to Ferrum College. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Ferrum College?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Ferrum College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Ferrum College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1060. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ferrum College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.