Welcome to Ferrum College!
Fall semester is in full swing with nearly 1400 students excited about the opportunity
to pursue a private college education at Ferrum! The move-in experience, complete
with the Connections orientation event and the Stop Hunger Now service event, created
the usual "bonding and buzz" that always accompanies the first week of campus life.
We have been blessed with our outstanding performance for over a decade allowing us
to remain strong. To protect our viability in the future, we are being innovative,
creative, and flexible while keeping "traditional" what is core: faith and values.
We are "100 Years & Counting" and ever more determined in our dedication to graduate
the next generation of capable, compassionate, and productive citizens.
Thank you for your support for all things Ferrum!
Jennifer L. Braaten
Opportunity. Discovery. Community. Success.
At Ferrum College, we believe in providing unique opportunities and an excellent educational
experience that will transform our students' lives within a welcoming, supportive
community. We want our students, from all walks of life, to be empowered to discover
their potential, achieve their goals, and make a difference in their communities.
The Ferrum experience is rich with opportunities for internships, hands-on learning,
international and domestic travel, scholars programs,
personal development, and service to the community.
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More About the Ferrum College Experience
As a college that emphasizes student success through a superior and well-rounded education,
Ferrum features a broad range of outstanding academic, athletic, service, and leadership
opportunities. The hands-on understanding you will gain through internships, E-term
and a variety of learning experiences beyond the classroom complements our strong
liberal arts curriculum and career exploration and development programs. With the
support and expertise of our dedicated faculty and staff, we believe this blend of
educational and experiential elements will help prepare you for a meaningful and successful
life. Ferrum has made a significant commitment to your success through our emphasis
on science and technology. Garber Hall, our science building, has been the focus of
upgrades and renovations, including new classroom and laboratory space. Stanley Library
features a comfortable learning commons area and classrooms with state of the art
Ferrum boasts a wide range of extra-curricular activities and amenities comprising
an array of student clubs and organizations, as well as nineteen NCAA Division III
athletic sports for men and women, including men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and
women’s swimming, men’s wrestling and field hockey for women. Our “Ferrum Outdoors”
program allows you to experience adventures in nearby mountains and state parks and
on lakes and rivers. Our dining hall features delicous meals prepared with local “Fields
to Ferrum” ingredients. We have popular national franchises such as Papa John’s and
Subway, we proudly serve Starbucks in our News Café at the Bookstore, and we feature
Gevalia coffee in our new Ferrum Mercantile across from campus. The 30,000 square
foot Hank Norton Center is home to most of our outdoor athletic programs. Our on-campus
YMCA welcomes both the College and the community, with YMCA membership available to