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Ferris State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
26%
Average Housing Costs
$9,652/ year
Poll
40%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.112 responses
Poll
57%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.188 responses

Food

Campus Food
A-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,057/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 239 responses
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  • The rock
    34%
  • University Center
    23%
  • Starbucks
    18%
  • The Market
    13%
  • Frozen Yogurt
    4%
  • Westside Cafe
    3%
  • BRING BACK WESTSIDE.
    2%
68%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.113 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 112 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    30%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    52%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    15%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
B+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
87%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.113 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 72 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    39%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    43%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    11%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    7%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 83 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    25%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    42%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    29%
  • Not very visible.
    2%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 165 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    5%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    53%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    39%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    2%
Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Model UN, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 155 responses
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  • Ferris Fest
    18%
  • The Big Event
    17%
  • Welcome Weekend
    14%
  • Hockey!
    14%
  • Ferris Fest and Sib & Kids Weekend
    9%
  • St. Patrick's Day
    7%
  • Autumn Alive
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 94 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    36%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    40%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    3%
  • Parties? What parties?
    15%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Ferris Fest
    79%
  • St. Patricks Day
    15%
  • Does not apply, go to Northern Branch of FSU
    2%
  • Homecoming Game
    2%
  • I attend online/in Grand Rapids.
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
2%
Women in Sororities
2%
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
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