Ferrum College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Ferrum College Historic Marker
Ferrum College Historic Marker. MarmadukePercy / Wikimedia Commons

Ferrum College Admissions Overview:

Three-quarters of applicants to Ferrum College are admitted each year, making it open to most applicants. Interested students should send in an application form, scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. Students are encouraged to visit the campus, and to schedule a meeting with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Ferrum College Description:

The Ferrum College historic marker shown to the right reads, "Ten miles southwest is Ferrum, named for iron mines nearby. Ferrum College was established by the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1913 through the influence of its Woman's Society of Christian Service. It became a junior college exclusively in 1955 after years of service in secondary education." Ferrum has maintained its ties to the Methodist Church, but today the school is a private four-year liberal arts college. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the college's location in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains -- numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure are nearby.

Roanoke sits 35 miles to the north, and Greensboro is about an hour to the south. In academics, students can choose from 33 areas of study supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with a wide range of clubs, organizations, honor societies, and performing arts groups. In athletics, the Ferrum College Panthers compete in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.

The college fields nine women's and ten men's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,294 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • Full Time: 98%

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,915
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,090
  • Other Expenses: $1,675
  • Total Cost: $45,480

Ferrum College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 93%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,548
    • Loans: $7,567

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 53%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling, Track and Field, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Swimming, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Softball, Equestrian

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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