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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
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
About Ferris State University...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Website
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

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
940-1170
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,973/ 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
$9,082/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.141 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.140 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,469Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,043
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
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  • There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
    67%
  • Partier
    14%
  • Most are either partiers or studiers. or both
    12%
  • People who love hockey... it's weird
    6%

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.154 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
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  • You get out what you put in.
    31%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    22%
  • Real world
    14%
  • Better than expected.
    8%
  • Busy
    6%
  • Creative
    6%
  • Amazing
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    45%
    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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    A fine school with excellent professors and facility! Couldn't think of a better opportunity to experience such craftsmanship from such fine students. Plus, the school is rather an artsy University in its own right!
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    Still a Ferris State University student, I earn Ferris credits at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. This option that Ferris offers gives me the opportunity to save money while graduating from my dream school. My program is incredible and affordable. I'm able to travel to campus for athletics and events which is awesome!
    I do not attend classes on campus, but I have visited the campus before and it is beautiful. I have been working on my Bachelor's online through Ferris, and so far all of my professors have been kind, helpful, fair, and knowledgable. I also love my academic advisor, and the Financial Aid office is amazing!