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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
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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

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
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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.135 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.134 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,785Undergrads
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 77 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
    10%
  • 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.148 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
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  • You get out what you put in.
    33%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    23%
  • Real world
    15%
  • Better than expected.
    8%
  • Busy
    6%
  • Creative
    6%
  • Amazing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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Ferris State University Reviews

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I'm currently a second semester freshmen at Ferris State University. So far, I would rate my experience "average". The academics here are pretty good in certain areas where Ferris ranks high among other colleges in the state. The athletics are pretty good as well, Ferris has a division two football team and a division one hockey team. The diversity here is mixed. Lastly, the party scene is pretty well known here, however, you have to make college what you want it to be. Good luck!
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Ferris State University is a small University located in Big Rapids, MI. Ferris prides itself on being safe and secure. Everything on campus is about a 10 to 15-minute walk (but that depends on where you are located on campus). Classes are relatively small and professors are always willing to be hands-on in the students. The food on campus is great! On different days you can different types of food depending on the culture that they choose.
I transferred to Ferris and it was the best decision ever! I feel at home at Ferris. Greek life isn't important, but it seems like everyone is either part of Greek life or an athlete. The athletic games are always full of many students cheering on the team. The basketball team even won the National Championship!