Ferrum College

215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000
Tel: (540)365-2121
Private not-for-profit | 1,510 students
Ferrum College is a liberal arts institution founded on Christian principles and related to the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides life-long learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. Ferrum also boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor adventure and recreation and cultural enrichment.

School Overview:

Ferrum College
CountyFranklin County, VA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
88 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,510 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,487 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
23 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition Notes*includes Tuition, R
Percent Admitted76%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)400-500450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-490460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)380-470440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2120-25

School Notes:

  • Ferrum College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
  • Ferrum offers 33 majors, 33 minors areas of study ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice, free in-room computers, small class sizes, and a dedicated faculty. The degrees offered are Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work. The 1,000 men and women who attend Ferrum come from 25 states and a dozen countries, and 80 percent live on Ferrum's 700-acre campus.
  • Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, Ferrum is a four-year primarily residential college with easy access to the major metropolitan areas of Roanoke, Virginia (35 miles to the north) and Greensboro, North Carolina (70 miles to the south) where shopping, social, dining and entertainment opportunities abound. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage.
  • Ferrum College is ranked in the top 40 of southern comprehensive regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report.Ferrum College offer 33 majors, 33 minors and degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work .Ferrum College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ferrum College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Social Work Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Teacher Education Program fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education, Outdoor Recreation Program accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association.
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