B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Ferris State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Website

Ferris State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
910-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,204/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,652/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,040/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,738/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,178/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,664/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.132 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.131 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,103Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
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  • There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
    69%
  • Partier
    16%
  • Most are either partiers or studiers. or both
    9%
  • People who love hockey... it's weird
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.165 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • You get out what you put in.
    32%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    23%
  • Real world
    16%
  • Better than expected.
    6%
  • Creative
    6%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Amazing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses
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Ferris State is a great school, with supportive faculty, staff, and teachers, who are available on-site or through meetings. There satellite campuses statewide, which I happen to attend, make of convenient for me to finish up my degree. Great institution!
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Ferris professors are great! Many have worked in the field they teach, so that experience is very helpful. The food on campus is pretty good and there are clubs and activities for every interest. Sometimes it might not appear that the activity or service you want is there, but usually if you look a little harder you can find it. Make sure to stay on top of what classes you NEED to be taking or you might end up spending a lot of extra time and money
Ferris state university is a College where students from other countries can study in a fairly quiet town. The college is about 45 minutes from the nearest mall but has a decent amount of fast food and local restaurants around. Professors are pretty good but, they're not much different from high school professors... a little lazier i would say. Campus life is decent and despite the small town, there is things to do here if you look close enough. Campus jobs give you a chance to learn new skills depending on the occupation and students looking for part time work shouldn't have an issue. It feels community college-esque but definitely offers more opportunities.