Tuition & Fees

$10,976

$16,464

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
53%
12-17
16%
30-36
7%
24-29
24%
18-23
44%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
40%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,050
Declined + 2,247
Total Received 10,297
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Public

13,323

undergraduate students

1,392

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/police Science
  2. Pharmacy/pre-Pharmacy
  3. Nursing/pre-Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1222
ACT 1994

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School Facts

Ferris State, founded in 1884, is a public university of career-oriented education. The 935-acre campus is located in Big Rapids, MI, 55 miles North of Grand Rapids.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,715
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Big Rapids, MI

935-acre campus in Big Rapids (population: 10,517), 50 miles from Grand Rapids; locations in Grand Rapids, Howell, and Traverse City. Served by bus; air and train serve Grand Rapids. Public transportation serves campus.

Ferris State University
1201 South State Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 4% of male students
 
12 sororities 4% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
53%
12-17
16%
30-36
7%
24-29
24%
18-23
44%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
40%
12-17
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,050
Declined + 2,247
Total Received 10,297

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jason Daday
Associate Director of Admissions
P: 231 591-2100
F: 231 591-3944
admissions@ferris.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,428,010
State $696,040
Institutional $4,709,640
Other external
Total $29,833,690

Non-need-based

Federal $322,860
State $10,649,800
Institutional $15,834,690
Other external $5,759,520
Total $32,566,870

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Collegiate Hockey Association (Division I), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
crimson and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accountancy/Computer Information Systems
Accountancy/Finance
Actuarial Science
Advert/Integrated Marketing Communication
Advertising
Allied Health Science
Applied Mathematics
Applied Speech Communication
Architectural Technology
Architecture/Sustainability
Art Education
Art History
Automotive Engineering Technology
Automotive Management
Automotive Service Technology
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Biology/Environmental Biology
Biology/Forensic, Molecular Diagnostics
Biology/Pre-Dentistry
Biology/Pre-Medicine
Biology/Pre-Optometry
Biology/Pre-Pharmacy
Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy
Biology/Pre-Veterinary
Biotechnology
Building Construction Technology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Aviation
Business Administration/Legal Studies
Business Data Analytics, Finance/Investment
Business Management Marketing Technology Teaching
CAD Drafting/Tool Design Technology
Career Exploration
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering Technology
Collaborative Design
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Technology
Computer Networks/Systems
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dietary/Food Service Management
Digital Animation/Game Design
Digital Media
Digital Media Software Engineering
Directed Studies
Drawing
Drawing with Printmaking Focus
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Energy Systems Engineering
English
English Education
Facility Management
Fashion Studies
Finance
Fine Arts Drawing
Fine Arts Painting
Fine Arts Photography
Fine Arts Printmaking
Furniture Design
General Business
General Studies
Graphic Communication
Graphic Design
Graphic Media Management
Health Care Systems Administration
Health Information Management
Health Information Technology
Healthcare
Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Engineering Technology
Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology
Heavy Equipment Service Engineering Technology
Heavy Equipment Technology
History
History Education
Hospitality Management
Hotel Management
Hotel Restaurant/Food Industry Management
Human Resources Management
Illustration
Industrial Chemistry Technology
Industrial Design
Industrial Electronics Technology
Industrial Technology Management
Information Security Intelligence
Information Systems Management
Insurance/Risk Management
Integrative Studies
Interior Design
Journalism/Technical Communication
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Tooling Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Illustration
Medical Lab Science
Medical Laboratory Technology
Metals/Jewelry Design
Molecular Diagnostics
Music Industry Management
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Operations/Supply Management
Optometry
Painting
Pharmacy
Photography
Plastics Engineering Technology
Plastics Technology
Plastics/Polymer Technology
Political Science
Political Science Education
Pre-Architectural Technology
Pre-Arts
Pre-Automotive Service Technology
Pre-Building Construction Technology
Pre-Business
Pre-CAD Drafting/Tool Design
Pre-Civil Engineering Technology
Pre-Criminal Justice
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Pre-Digital Media
Pre-Engineering
Pre-HVACR Technology
Pre-Heavy Equipment Technology
Pre-Hospitality
Pre-Industrial Electronics Technology
Pre-Law
Pre-Manufacturing Tooling
Pre-Marketing
Pre-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Pre-Medical Lab Technology
Pre-Medical Technology
Pre-Mortuary Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Plastics Polymer Engineering Technology
Pre-Professional Tennis Management
Pre-Psychology
Pre-Public Administration
Pre-Radiography
Pre-Respiratory Care
Pre-Science
Pre-Social Work
Pre-Surveying Technology
Pre-Teaching Elementary
Pre-Teaching Secondary
Pre-Technical Communications
Pre-Welding Technology
Printing Management
Printmaking
Pro-Mo-TEd-Technical Education
Product Design Engineering Technology
Professional Golf Management
Professional Tennis Management
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Quality Engineering Technology
Radiography
Recreation Leadership/Management
Resort Management
Respiratory Care
Restaurant/Food Industry Management
Rubber Engineering Technology
Sculpture/Functional Art
Social Studies/Elementary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Communication
Surveying Engineering
Surveying Technology
Technical Education
Technical/Professional Communication
Television/Digital Media Production
Welding Engineering Technology
Welding Technology
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Undergraduate

91%

13,323
students

Female
52%
6,955

Male
48%
6,368

Graduate

9%

1,392
students

Female
56%
786

Male
44%
606

undergraduateFull-time

68%

9,103
students

Female
49%
4,455

Male
51%
4,648

undergraduatePart-time

32%

4,220
students

Female
60%
2,500

Male
40%
1,720

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Valerie Campbell
Inernational Admissions Coordinator
231 591-2451
campbev3@ferris.edu

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