Ferrum College P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088 www.ferrum.edu
http://www.ferrum.edu admissions@ferrum.edu
About Ferrum College
  • Year of Foundation 1913
  • Size of Campus 700 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 991
Application
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 19,520
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee 25
Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides life-long learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. 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 also boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor adventure and recreation and cultural enrichment.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Lambda Sigma, Alpha Delta Mu, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Beta Pi, Kappa Pi International, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Praise Team, Catholic Campus Ministry, Ferrum Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Blue Ridge Folk Life Festival; Spring Fling; Homecoming
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Roanoke, VA (40), Greensboro, NC (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Lynchburg, VA (60)
  • Distance to nearest bus Roanoke, VA (30)
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (63%), women's dorms (12%), men's dorms (20%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (3%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 20%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 27%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 60%
  • Number of students using college housing 74%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 10%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 10%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 10,618
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Microforms 7,733
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,090
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 43,899
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities Over 10,000 full-text electronic serials available.
  • Number Of Books in Library 114,370
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Museums Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum Ferrum College Agricultural Center
Student Employment and Career
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training