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Ferrum College is a private institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,512, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 700 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ferrum College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 42. Its tuition and fees are $27,425 (2012-13).
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Preparing students for a lifetime of success and learning, Ferrum College offers an ideal environment for academic and personal growth. A Ferrum education combines innovative instruction with experiential learning in an array of professional and liberal arts majors. Amid the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Ferrum College experience builds career skills while guiding students to become caring and concerned citizens in an ever-changing world.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Ferrum College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Ferrum College is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||60.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Ferrum College is 13:1, and the school has 50.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ferrum College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Work; General Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 55.0 percent.
Ferrum College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,512, with a gender distribution of 53.0 percent male students and 47.0 percent female students. At this school, 90.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 10.0 percent of students live off campus. Ferrum College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Ferrum College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Ferrum College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ferrum College, 87 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ferrum College.
|Students who have cars on campus||87%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Ferrum College, 99.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,878.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,425 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,130 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data