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Ferrum College
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Institution Type
Private   4-Year
Institution Colors
Black and Gold
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
960
Transfer-in
68
Average Class Size
Overall
13
Years 1 & 2
18
Years 3 & 4

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Founded in 1913, Ferrum College is a private liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, offering liberal arts and professional programs such as business, recreation leadership, musical theatre, agriculture, environmental science, teacher education, and criminal justice. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous lakes, rivers and state parks, Ferrum College provides an outstanding educational experience in a setting of rich natural beauty. At Ferrum College every student’s education is impacted by the natural world. Ferrum has one of the oldest environmental science programs in the country and offers internship and research opportunities in all majors. The Boone Honors Program fosters the exploration of intellectual, social, and ethical issues. Ferrum College is the only private college in Virginia with an academic program in agricultural science. The College’s Blue Ridge Institute and Museum is a state repository for Virginia Folklore and provides an important link to history and culture of the Blue Ridge region of Appalachia. Ferrum students are known for their commitment to service and community action, as expressed in the College motto, “Not Self, But Others”.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
A freshman has fewer than 24 credits of earned college coursework.
College Fit
We are a small college in a rural setting. Our students attend classes Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm, with a...see moreWe are a small college in a rural setting. Our students attend classes Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm, with a protected window of time in late afternoon for athletic practices. Over 90% of our student body resides on campus, and over half our student body is comprised of NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletes. As a Ferrum College student, prepare to be connected across campus and supported in every aspect of your life here as a part of our family.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
Paper applications require a nonrefundable application fee of $25.
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Freshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and gr...see moreFreshman applicants are required to submit an up-to-date high school transcript (including senior-year curriculum and grades, if available). GED holders must submit their official GED scores. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges in order to be considered for the Ferrum Promise.
Tests
Applicants who have completed high school during the year prior to enrollment are required to take either the Scholastic...see moreApplicants who have completed high school during the year prior to enrollment are required to take either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT). This requirement may be waived in some instances.
Essay
Essays are only required for special programs or scholarships; consult with your Admissions Counselor.
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are not required for undergraduate student applicants.
Interview
Interviews are only required for special programs or scholarships; consult with your Admissions Counselor.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
8/19/2022
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1/16/2023
Freshman Financial Aid Date
8/19/2022
Freshman Financial Aid Date
8/19/2022
Academics
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College Fit
We are a small college in a rural setting. Our students attend classes Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm, with a...see moreWe are a small college in a rural setting. Our students attend classes Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm, with a protected window of time in late afternoon for athletic practices. Over 90% of our student body resides on campus, and over half our student body is comprised of NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletes. As a Ferrum College student, prepare to be connected across campus and supported in every aspect of your life here as a part of our family.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from an accredited in...see moreCompletion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from an accredited instution guarantees completion of our general education curriculum and consideration for the Ferrum Promise, where completion of an approved learning contract results in attainment of the Bachelor's degree within four semesters of admission.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Dual enrollment credits are evaluated based on the credentials of the institution certifying the credit.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
We accept AP, IB, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. Enter your test i...see moreWe accept AP, IB, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. Enter your test into the portal to see if your scores will earn credit.
Course Transfer Criteria
All non-developmental courses above 100 level which have been passed with a "C" or better grade will be accepted for cre...see moreAll non-developmental courses above 100 level which have been passed with a "C" or better grade will be accepted for credit as necessary for graduation
General Education Programs
Completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from an accredited in...see moreCompletion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from an accredited instution guarantees completion of our general education curriculum and consideration for the Ferrum Promise, where completion of an approved learning contract results in attainment of the Bachelor's degree within four semesters of admission.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Contact Ferrum College admissions at any stage of your VCCS journey, and we will work with you!
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is no application fee.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
Official transcripts are required for consideration.
Essay
An essay is not required.
Letters of Recommendation
At least one recommendation is required for all applicants. Applicants will be asked to submit recommender information b...see moreAt least one recommendation is required for all applicants. Applicants will be asked to submit recommender information before submitting the Common Application. Recommenders will be sent an email on the applicant?s behalf requesting a recommendation.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Financial Aid Date
8/19/2022
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Ferrum College website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
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Academic Programs
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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Ferrum Promise
Opportunities
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
A limited number of courses are taught during evenings and weekends.
Summer Courses Available
Ferrum College offers online summer courses, and Ferrum College students are eligible for enrollment in additional onlin...see moreFerrum College offers online summer courses, and Ferrum College students are eligible for enrollment in additional online courses through consortial agreement with Acadeum partners.
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Ferrum College has direct partnerships with specific programs at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Virginia
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Ferrum College Virtual Campus Tour
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Ferrum College YouTube Channel
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Course Catalog
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