Why Ferrum

Home/Why Ferrum
Why Ferrum 2016-07-26T16:03:48+00:00


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.

What makes people most memorable to you? Most likely, it is because they somehow impacted your life in a big way. The same goes for the college you choose.

You could study and learn anywhere, but Ferrum College is about people.

People from different walks of life. People who care.

People who are dedicated to knowing you personally.

People who are ready to offer their time and service.

People who are eager to help you reach your goals and find your success.

People who challenge you to push and exceed boundaries.

People who encourage you to make a difference in your community.

People who become your second family.

At Ferrum College, we want to make a positive, lasting impression on our students’ education and lives in everything we do. We want you to not only achieve self-fulfillment but also feel equipped to embrace our “Not Self, But Others” motto.  We believe that you deserve not only to love what you’re learning while at Ferrum College but also to love what you do as you become an integral part of your community.

“The success of many of my classmates, friends, and myself shows that Ferrum is well-equipped to prepare students to reach their goals. Ferrum faculty members pour their lives into the students, and the students pour themselves into each other.  The Ferrum community not only brings a new chapter to life but also provides the foundation for successful futures. The dedication of the faculty and staff produced great networking alliances and unique opportunities that made my story a success. I would not have been able to make it this far without the hands-on training, knowledge, and faculty investment that I received at Ferrum.” – Grant Waldrop ’14, Graduate Student, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech