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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

215 Ferrum Mountain Rd

Ferrum, VA 24088-2611

www.ferrum.edu

Admission Office

Spilman-Daniel House, 40 Stratton Lane

PO Box 1000

Ferrum, VA 24088

(540) 365-4290

Fax : (540) 365-4266

admissions@ferrum.edu

Contact : Gilda Woods

Associate Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Type of School

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

United Methodist Church

College Board Code: 5213

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 1,137

In-State Tuition : $36,480.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $36,480.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Rural Community (<2,500)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 31

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 11.0%
Health Professions : 11.0%
Liberal Arts : 10.0%
Education : 8.0%
Environmental Science : 8.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Security and Protective Services : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
History : 5.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General B
Horticultural Science B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B
Finance, General B
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Education, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist B
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Visual and Performing Arts, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

600 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Unique Facilities : farm museum, state center for Blue Ridge folklore, forest and agricultural acreage used as outdoor labs in science, high and low ropes courses, dinner theater

Geographic Location : 35 miles from Roanoke; 65 miles from Greensboro, NC.

Rural Community

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,137

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : --

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 82.0%

Out of state students : 18.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All housing substance-free; no alcohol or tobacco products allowed.

12.0% Men who Join Fraternities

17.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Iron Blade

Student Newspaper URL : www2.ferrum.edu/ironblade/index.htm

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 93.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 91.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Panthers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Field Hockey

Women's NCAA Division III

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Wrestling

Men's NCAA Division III

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper application (no fee for online application)

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

High school record most important, followed by test scores, counselor recommendations, areas of intended college study, and extracurricular activities.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 2.0%

Top Quarter : 15.0%

Top Half : 48.0%

Bottom Half : 52.0%

Bottom Quarter : 21.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 8.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 13.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 13.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 29.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 32.0%

1.00 - 1.99 : 5.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Ferrum College offers advanced standing to those students who satisfactorily demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a given subject area. Course credit, as well as advanced standing, may be earned through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Advanced Placement Credit may be granted upon presentation of a score of 3 or above.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

3

0

Visual/Performing Arts

0

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

6

ART100 & ART Elective

All

Biology

3

8

BIO 110 & 111

All

Calculus AB

3

3

MTH 211

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MTH 211 & 221

All

Chemistry

3

8

CHM 103 & 104

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

LAN 101 & 102

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PSC 205

All

Computer Science A

3

3*

CSC101

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3*

CSC 101

All

Drawing

3

6

ART 104 & ART Elective

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENG 101 & 102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENG 207

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ESC 102

All

European History

3

6

HIS 205 & 206

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

LAN 101 & 102

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

LAN 101 & 102

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

LAN 101 & 102

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

LAN 101 & 102

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECO 201

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECO 202

All

Music Theory

3

6

MUS 102 & MUS elective

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHY 201

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHY 202

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

--

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 201

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6*

SPA 101 & 102

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

--

All

Statistics

3

3

MTH 208

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PSC 101

All

United States History

3

6

HIS 201 & 202

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIS 101 & 102

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

French I

50

3

French II

50

3

German I

50

3

German II

50

3

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

50

3

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Heather Hollandsworth

Financial aid office phone : (540) 365-4282

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$36,480.00

$36,480.00

$36,480.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$36,480.00

$36,480.00

$36,480.00

Room and board:

$12,400.00

$10,320.00

--

Books and supplies:

$800.00

$800.00

$800.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,200.00

$1,030.00

$1,030.00

Transportation expenses:

$475.00

$475.00

$695.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$51,355.00

$49,105.00

$39,005.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$51,355.00

$49,105.00

$39,005.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $36,480.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,400.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,320.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser