Welcome from the President

Welcome to Ferrum College!

President Jennifer BraatenFall 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!

Sincerely yours,

Jennifer L. Braaten

Opportunity. Discovery. Community. Success.

Ferrum College graduatesAt 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

Spanish students in PeruAs 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 technology.
Ferrum College Theatre ArtsFerrum 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 all students.