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Ferrum College Admission Requirements

Ferrum, Virginia

Chances of getting into Ferrum College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.4%
Admission Difficulty for Ferrum College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Ferrum College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,961 out of 3,927 applicants were admitted making Ferrum College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Ferrum College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 14% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Ferrum College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Ferrum College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Ferrum College typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ferrum College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1050 and Above Good >84%
960 to 1050 Avg + 75%-84%
870 to 960 Avg - 64%-75%
780 to 870 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 780 Low <51%
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Ferrum College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferrum College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ferrum College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >84%
20 to 23 Avg + 75%-84%
17 to 20 Avg - 64%-75%
14 to 17 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 14 Low <51%
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Ferrum College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Ferrum College?

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 grades are above the average 2.81 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ferrum College accepts 75% of all applicants.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Ferrum College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,949 1,978 3,927
Accepted 1,500 1,461 2,961
Acceptance Rate 77% 74% 75%
Enrolled 170 255 425
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 17% 14%

Admission Requirements

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
A
Averett University

Danville, Virginia

B
Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

B
Bluefield College

Bluefield, Virginia

W
William Peace University

Raleigh, North Carolina

J
Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

D
Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia

V
Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

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?

75% 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 870 and 1050. 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 17 and 23. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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