Ferrum College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Ferrum College

Ferrum College is a private four-year liberal arts college. Students can select from 33 areas of study supported by a 13 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students can engage with a wide range of clubs, organizations, honor societies, and performing arts groups. The Ferrum College Panthers play in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,124 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male/44% Female
  • Full Time: 98%

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,175
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $11,570
  • Other Expenses: $1,680
  • Total Cost: $48,225

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,790
    • Loans: $7,258

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General; Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; and Social Sciences, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 49%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 51%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 17%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Overview of Ferrum College Admissions

Three-quarters of applicants to Ferrum College are admitted each year, making it open to most applicants. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Ferrum College Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Test Scores-25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 440/533
    • SAT Math: 430/520
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 17/23
    • ACT English: 15/22
    • ACT Math: 16/22

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Ferrum College, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Ferrum College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Dominguez Hills, Johnson C. Smith University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, Pine Manor College, Paul Quinn College, Wiley College

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Ferrum College, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Bridgeport, Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Mount Ida College, Albertus Magnus College, Bloomfield College, College of St. Joseph

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Ferrum College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Applying to Ferrum College

Application Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Admissions Website: https://www.ferrum.edu/admission/apply/freshman/

Undergraduate Application Link(s): https://recruiter.ferrum.edu/RecruitNewWFE/Account/Login

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