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Ferrum College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsC+
SafetyD-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Arrogant, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Feb 07 2012
Major: Agriculture/Horticulture (This Major's Salary over time)
Ferrum College really butters you up and as soon as you give them your tuition money it all goes downward from there. You are put in really terrible dorms (even upperclassmen) and the RA's can be very mean. Lots of people don't follow the rules either. I feel more like an inmate than a student. There is no sense of being welcome and some of the people they hire I feel like they have no idea what they are doing. The college has many opportunities but they are very low end and the students are pretty much required to pay for most of the things. Few food options and terrible service. Even in the cafeteria sometimes the people working behind the food have to give you a certain amount and that's all you are aloud to get. People are loud and get away with it, the cost of living is way over what it should be and the bathrooms are never clean. Trash is in a lot of dormitories along with vomit at times. This college is just out for money and will get every last penny out of you. They change things in your graduation plan so you have to stay an extra semester than you wanted to (in my experience and with friends). Terrible HVAC and buildings are very dirty.
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commentI can testify to the truthfulness of the first half of that initial statement. Ferrum really butters you up. They get real friendly, do whatever they think will help make you want to go there. Every impression I got in my open house visit and interactions with Ferrum made me think what you described was likely to happen. The best private schools, from K-12 to college, beat the public schools at their own game. The worst are shams out for your money. I found out recently that Ferrum's yearly price is on par with University of Richmond. That's unbelievable.
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