P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000
FAX: (540) 365-4266
Ferrum, Virginia 24088-9000
Ferrum offers 34 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 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. With quick access to major metropolitan areas, Roanoke just 35 miles north and Greensboro, NC, just 80 miles to the south.
Ferrum awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Bachelor of Social Word degrees, depending on the major the student pursues. Ferrum's 34 areas of study fall under one of the following division: Business and Economics, Performing and Visual Arts, Language, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, Life Science, Mathematical and Computer Science, Social Science and Liberal Arts.
A semester of full-time study at Imperial College of the University of London may be arranged for students. Students of Russian may qualify for internships in Russia through an ongoing exchange program between citizens of the Roanoke area and those of Pskov, Russia. Outstanding students of French have also participated in study abroad experiences at institutions of higher learning in France.
College is about expanding one's horizon; both in and out of the classroom. One of the most fulfilling ways to experience college is to participate in one of the many clubs and organizations offered. Ferrum College is fortunate to have over 50 recognized clubs and organizations active on campus. These campus groups offer their members opportunities to learn about or expand their current levels in each of the following areas: citizenship, community service, leadership, knowledge, and personal success.
Facilities and Resources
Stanley Library contains approximately 100,000 volumes supplemented by over 500 periodical subscriptions and a growing collection of multi-media materials. The building also houses the Academic Resources Center, an audio-visual center, an auditorium, and a 24-hour quiet study room.
The Riding Center houses a 20-stall stable used for both college and student horses. There are trails and a large outdoor ring with jumps which is used for equitation classes and horse shows.
Ferrum Fitness Center houses two basketball courts, two racquetball courts, and a full nautilus weight and exercise area.
Ferrum's Agricultural Center consists of two agricultural areas. Titmus dairy farm, a 132-acre farm located 2 miles south of the campus, contains 2 large barns, a modern milking parlor and bulk storage equipment to provide for a dairy heard of approximately 100 cows. The second tract of 80 acres contains pasture and cropland and storage facilities.
Perhaps the most popular participatory activity on campus is the program of intramural sports and activities for men and women. Intramural teams compete in basketball, flag-football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and other sports.
The fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, weight room and other athletic facilities are available on a regular basis for informal and formal participation.
Ferrum has a consistent winning record in athletics. The college competes in intercollegiate activities as a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The College is a member of the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Students applying to Ferrum College should have completed the recommended number of years suggested for each of the following courses: English 4, Math (at least Alg. I) 3, Social Science 3, Science (1 lab) 2, Foreign Languages 2, electives 2. On a selective basis the College is willing to consider students whose preparation does not include all of these subjects. The Admissions Committee may require an interview for students who have not completed the recommended number of academic courses or lack the appropriate GPA or standardize test scores.
Applications, official transcript, and results of the SAT I or the ACT along with a nonrefundable fee of $25 should be sent to the Office of Admissions, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000.