Ferrum College

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Ferrum College can be found in Ferrum, VA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Ferrum College has an enrollment of over a thousand students.

Many of the students admitted to Ferrum College earned an SAT score in the range of 860 to 1060, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 16 to 21. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Ferrum College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.04. Ferrum College accepts roughly 70 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, about 13 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.ferrum.edu.

Overall Ferrum College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ferrum College was reported as 73.2% in Fall 2020 with over 3,770 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Ferrum College?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Ferrum College and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ferrum College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 72.0%
  • 2017-2018: 72.6%
  • 2018-2019: 75.4%
  • 2019-2020: 73.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.4%

How Does Ferrum College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Ferrum College is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jefferson College of Health Sciences27.7%
Roanoke College74.8%
Hollins University71.2%
Averett University65.0%
Lynchburg College91.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ferrum College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 540
Math420 - 520
Total Score860 - 1060
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 21
Math16 - 23
Composite Score16 - 21
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