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Ferris State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BIG RAPIDS, MI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Ferris State University is committee to providing a hands-on, career oriented education that provides students with all of the tools and resources necessary for them to be successful once they graduate. Ferris is committed to the safety of our students and continues to monitor local and state requirements pertaining to COVID-19 - masks are no longer required but welcomed if preferred. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

1201 S STATE ST
BIG RAPIDS, MI 49307
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a practical, career-oriented institution that focuses on providing students with a personalized education experience that leads to success after graduation. How personal is a Ferris education? All courses are taught by faculty - we have no graduate assistants in the classroom. With 85% of our classes having fewer than 25 students, faculty know your name and what your goals are. The personal connections you build with them will help enhance your success because faculty provide recommendations to assist in securing jobs or entrance into graduate school. Outside the classroom, we offer comprehensive academic support services, vibrant student life opportunities, and a comprehensive program of leadership and career development. Our students thrive in our hands-on learning environment in all our 190+ degree programs.

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Ferris State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,638 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,681 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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. 148 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 147 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    57%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    26%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,127 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,802
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
  • There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
    70%
  • Partier
    13%
  • Most are either partiers or studiers. or both
    11%
  • People who love hockey... it's weird
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 161 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 181 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
  • You get out what you put in.
    31%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    23%
  • Real world
    14%
  • Better than expected.
    8%
  • Creative
    6%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Amazing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 81 responses

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Rating 3.55 out of 5  2,116 reviews
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