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Ferrum College Admission Requirements

Ferrum, Virginia

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Your chances of getting into Ferrum College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Ferrum College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ferrum College is 76.4%.  Its admission rate is the 16th lowest in Virginia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Ferrum College and can you get accepted?

Ferrum College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,277 out of the 1,671 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 68 percent on standardized admission tests. Ferrum College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.14. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Ferrum College?

76% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Ferrum College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.14 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1050 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Ferrum College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Ferrum College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Ferrum College are to have around a 3.14 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ferrum College accepts 76% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Ferrum College is 3.14 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #36 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Ferrum College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.1 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Ferrum College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 8.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 23.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 15.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Ferrum College SAT Scores

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. 15% of students submitted SAT scores and 7% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 440
Composite 25th Percentile 920
SAT Scores for Ferrum College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1180
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Ferrum College is 1050 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 920-1180. Students who get into Ferrum College score in the top 74 percent of all SAT test takers..  Ferrum College ranks #29 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1050 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Ferrum College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 920, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Ferrum College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1050 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1050, you have around a 76% chance of being admitted. A 1180 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 86% chance of getting in.

Ferrum College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >86%
1050 to 1180 Avg + 76%-86%
920 to 1050 Avg - 62%-76%
790 to 920 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 790 Low <47%
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Ferrum College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Ferrum College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 23
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Ferrum College is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #28 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

7 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferrum College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Ferrum College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Ferrum College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 76% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 86% with a 24 ACT score.

Ferrum College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 76%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 62%-76%
15 to 18 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 15 Low <47%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Ferrum College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 726 945 1,671
Accepted 554 723 1,277
Acceptance Rate 76% 77% 76%
Enrolled 73 147 220
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 20% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Sep 15, 2023

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Sep 15, 2023.

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Ferrum College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.14 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1050 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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.


Does Ferrum College prefer SAT or ACT?

15% of students submit their SAT scores to Ferrum College. 7% 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 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 920 and 1180. The average SAT score is 1050. 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 18 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.