Ferrum College School of Arts and Sciences, Division of Natural Sciences

Ferrum, VA

Founded in 1913

Motto: "Non sibi sed aliis" (Not Self, But Others)

Rural

setting

1,137

Students

72%

Acceptance Rate

$35,250 / $

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state

Overview

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Ferrum College is the only private college in Virginia that offers a four-year degree in Agricultural Science and teacher licensure in vocational agriculture. A diversified four-year curriculum stresses the theory, art, and practice of agriculture while also emphasizing the intimate intersections with sustainability. Within this framework, students consider the environmental, economic, and social ramifications of agricultural practices in an increasingly resource-strained world.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Sciences
  • Crop Science
  • Equine Studies
  • Horticulture
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Admissions

Total Enrollment: 1,137

Agricultural Students: 57

Male Female Student Ratio: 56%/44

Acceptance Rate: 72%

Applying

Application Fee: $25

Application Deadline: Rolling

Target GPA: 2.88

Target ACT Score: 20

Tuition

In-State: $35,250

Room and Board: $12,300

More Info

Religious Affiliation: methodist

Average Salary of Ag-School Graduates: 37,500

Faculty/Student Ratio: 14/1

Titmus Agricultural Center

The nationally recognized Titmus Agricultural Center provides opportunities for student projects with livestock and the Farm to Cafe Program, which markets college-grown produce to the campus dining hall. Students have been active participants in the construction and management of the farm, gardens, and greenhouses. In addition, faculty routinely take students to local, state, and regional farms, botanical gardens, nurseries, and orchards to give them firsthand experience with current agricultural practices and issues in the field.