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Ferrum, Virginia

Ferrum College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Ferrum College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.9%
Admission Difficulty for Ferrum College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Ferrum College and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,322 out of 3,228 applicants were admitted making Ferrum College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent. Ferrum College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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Ferrum College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Ferrum College typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ferrum College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >81%
1035 to 1140 Avg + 72%-81%
930 to 1035 Avg - 60%-72%
825 to 930 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 825 Low <47%
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Ferrum College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 18

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 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferrum College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ferrum College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >83%
18 to 22 Avg + 72%-83%
15 to 18 Avg - 62%-72%
12 to 15 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 12 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.81
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Ferrum College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ferrum College was 2.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ferrum College accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ferrum College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Good
3.00 to 3.25 12% Good
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 31% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 4% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of Ferrum College freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ferrum College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 2%
Top 25% of class 15%
Top 50% of class 48%
Bottom 50% of class 52%
Bottom 25% of class 21%

Admission Statistics

Ferrum College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,529 1,669 3,228
Accepted 1,130 1,192 2,322
Acceptance Rate 74% 71% 72%
Enrolled 123 241 364
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 20% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ferrum College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ferrum College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Ferrum College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1140. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 22. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.