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
880-1120
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Ferris State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,813/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,365/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,697/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,209/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,394/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,455/ 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.131 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses

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 73 responses
Report
  • There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
    68%
  • 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.144 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.164 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • You get out what you put in.
    33%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    22%
  • Real world
    16%
  • Better than expected.
    7%
  • Creative
    7%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Amazing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
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 University Reviews

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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
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Ferris is a very cultural driven school. Students at Ferris State University are able to participate in a variety of cultural enrichment activities and community service. This allows students to broaden their spectrum and become aware of other surroundings. Community service allows students to better the community and its also a good resume builder. Ferris State University has an amazing Honors Program that focuses on community service and culture. Ferris is an overall good school and I would recommend this school to anyone!
I love being part of the Ferris community! There are always things to do and stuff to look forward too. Ferris has an amazing atmosphere as far amazing faculty and students. Everyone is very nice and respectful. The instructors always try to their best to see their students succed. I really can't that the Ferris community enough. I will forever recommend Ferris as an option to friends or other peers. I think Ferris has much to offer to anyone looking to further their education. The academic programs provided here are by far some of the best I've seen. From pharmacy to music management and everything in between; I feel as if everyone can find themselves and what they want to do as a career.