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Ferrum College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1913
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 1,060
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $40,808,170
Admissions Address

215 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA 24088

Website

http://www.ferrum.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@ferrum.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Least Selective
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gilda Q. Woods
Admissions office telephone: (800) 868-9797
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May not be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 91%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 91%
Total applicants: 1,270
Total acceptances: 1,151
Total freshman enrollment: 421
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 743
Male acceptances: 660
Male freshman enrollment: 263
 
Female applicants: 527
Female acceptances: 491
Female freshman enrollment: 158
Out-of-state freshmen: 16%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 5%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 45%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 80%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 390 – 480
Math: 390 – 490
Combined: 780 – 970

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 2.0% 3.0%
500-599 15.0% 15.0%
400-499 48.0% 51.0%
300-399 32.0% 29.0%
200-299 3.0% 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 14 – 18

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 3.0% N/A N/A
18-23 32.0% N/A N/A
12-17 61.0% N/A N/A
6-11 4.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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