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Ferris is a public graduate school in Big Rapids, Michigan. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,286 graduate students. Of the 19 graduate programs offered at Ferris State University, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Ferris State University are Pharmacy Studies, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Optometry. 35% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
Address
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,286
Part-Time Grad Students
454
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    63.6%
  • Unknown
    18.4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    7.7%
  • Hispanic
    3.2%
  • African American
    2.8%
  • Multiracial
    1.9%
  • Asian
    1.5%
  • Native American
    0.7%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$24,760
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$577
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,500
National
$184,700
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Ferris State University Graduate Reviews

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Over all, Ferris State University is a great school. Most of the instructors have have field experience, and many still work in their field of practice aside from teaching,which brings a dynamic of real life education to supplement the instruction criteria. I have yet to encounter an instructor that in unapproachable or willing to help students succeed.
As well there are many activities for students every week end including athletics, games, community volunteer opportunities, and social events.
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There is a good student:teacher ratio and the faculty take an active interest in the students. The curriculum is constantly evolving to be more effective and efficient. There could be some improvement in regards to the organization and communication from the school to the students regarding events and deadlines within the program. The town the college resides in is very small and there isn't much to do outside of the college, but the downtown is cute. This isn't specifically a positive or a negative; just an observation of the surrounding environment. There are quite a few organizations and groups on campus, so its fairly easy to get involved in something you're interested in.
I was not sure whether i was making the right decision when i opted to enroll at Ferris state University for my masters, until i was blown away by the daring to care attitude i received. I do not regret having enrolled.
As an international applicant, i expected a lot through the application process but with the dedicated staff at Ferris, i can confidently say the process was much lighter. in fact, i did not even hustle. I always had my questions answered and received personalized guidance that i so much desired, from the international admissions office.
i feel at home even before i arrive at the grand rapids campus.
The tuition is quite affordable, I love the small class size which gives a better interaction between the students and the professors. The policies are so favorable and so accommodating, especially for international students like me.I highly recommend Ferris State University as the best choice one can make. Its worth the investment. I am glad to have enrolled here.