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| Ferrum offers many options for incoming students. I applied to 6 colleges and was rejected from 2 and accepted at 4. After visiting all four colleges I found that Ferrum's faculty was without a doubt the most caring and devoted. Ferrum's facutly wants every student to succeed and consistently gives students their home numbers so that they can be contacted after hours. What I found when I arrived was that the academics were much more difficult than I expected and many students that were given a chance to attend ended up not coming back. This is a good thing! Ferrum's high acceptance rate (around 77%) means that many students are given a second chance. Students that take advantage of this often set themselves up for many opportunities in the future. Many of my college buddies are in graduate school - as I am in Law School. Ferrum's surroundings is basically a rural area. Students that want clubs and city life probably should look elsewhere. Yet there are many things that students should take advantage of - like whitewater rafting, rock climbing etc. There are many things that other schools in other settings just can't come close to replicating. |
|Sep 30 2009|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2006 |
| Ferrum has its good and bad sides. Overall I like it. What I didn't like to begin with is the fact that its only 30 mins from my house, and that its very small in the middle of nowhere. Now I grew up in the middle of no where, so I'm used to it and I know the area, and places near by that are fun, but if you are used to being in the city...use caution with Ferrum. I would recommend bringing a car if you have one. Most of the students are from VA, and around the same areas. I'm not sure how outsiders would fit in, especially northerners and westerners...they would probably feel very very out of place. This school could do better if they didnt let anyone in, but they do have good academics and help out those of us who weren't as focused as we should have been in high school. I got into other schools (Emory & Henry, West Virginia, Virginia Wesleyan, Arkansas, and Mississippi) but I chose Ferrum because I got a good scholarship, they are really good about merit scholarships and if you are in state check out the VTAG too. I have enjoyed my time here, but I will be transferring because Ferrum doesn't have my major. I do feel pretty well prepared to go on to another college and be successful. |
|Jan 27 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2009 |
| Ferrum is excluded from the world. No one knows where the tuition money goes to. The money def. does not go to sports teams or the food. The food is terrible and the only places you can go to that are local are Subway, which is located on the campus,Dairy Queen, and the Black and Gold Grill, (which is being switched to a Mexican thing), The students that work at the Subway and Black and Gold Grill are usually lousy at making sandwiches and are only interested in socializing.|
The staff are lazy and have no bussiness working with young adults. The classes are bigger than promised, which was 1:13 which it is really 1:30.
The admissions staff let just about anyone one, which means lazy people who were in high school come to college and expect to do nothing just like they did in high school. Plus, there are too many people on campus and not enough facilities to hold them. Apartments that were single became double and double apartments became triple.
In comparison to other colleges I have never seen so many 5th year seniors who got snatched in staying an extra year. The academic programs and degree plans are a joke and are designed for students to get sucked into staying for a fifth year.
There is nothing to do around campus. I was involved I played a sport and was involved with a club but yet, I spent a lot of time sitting in my dorm watching the ridiculous commercials. The wireless internet is terrible and never works when you need to send something to a professor or recieve something important. If you get accepted to another school please go to that school.
|Dec 27 2008|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2011 |