Ferrum College

323 reviews
  1. Ferrum, VA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Ferrum College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
215 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA 24088
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
740-940
ACT Range
16-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,961/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,999/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,065/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,550/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,244/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,955/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,432Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • You cant classify them by one word
    75%
  • Student-Athlete
    13%
  • Unique
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.22 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Small but quiet
    40%
  • Small
    30%
  • Small but we are one big family
    20%
  • Can get loud
    10%

After Ferrum College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

323 reviews
  • Excellent
    30
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    135
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    16
Ferrum is a great school for students who like the country and the small school feel. My class sizes ranged from 5-25 depending on the class. The professors I had were caring and helpful; they made a huge difference in my academic success. My advice to new panthers would be- attend all the campus activities you can! They are filled with fun, and that's where you will meet your college career friends. A lot of information is handed out during these activities, and thats how you will stay ahead of the game!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago
Ferrum College Athletics are popular as most of the students that attend Ferrum are athletes. However, those who do not participate can still be active in intramural sports and from a student's perspective intramural sports are still very competitive and fun for all! With Ferrum being having a small number of students, athletics here is what brings the student population together. The atmosphere at atheletic events here at Ferrum represents the greatly spirited student population that make Ferrum College what it is.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 14 2014
Initially I wanted to go to Penn State, but my uncle shut that option down quick when they didn't offer a lot of grant money. So when I first visited Ferrum I hated it, I didn't want to be there! Once I actually started attending Ferrum and meeting people started to appreciate my decision. It isn't a school that every city person can attend, but I love the small environment and friendly community. For professors to know me personally and speak when they see me is heart warming and I feel special every time. I love Ferrum and wouldn't transfer at all! It's the right school for me.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 11 2014