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Ferris State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BIG RAPIDS, MI

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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 B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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
87%
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,097 / 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
$9,769 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 147 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 146 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
25
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
14
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,779 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,405
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 89 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. 160 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
  • You get out what you put in.
    32%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    23%
  • Real world
    14%
  • Better than expected.
    8%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Creative
    5%
  • Amazing
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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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