Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University, founded in 1884, is a public university of career-oriented education. The 930-acre campus is located in Big Rapids, MI, 55 miles North of Grand Rapids.

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Tuition & Fees

$12,930

$12,930

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
42%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
25%
6-11
4%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
30%
12-17
27%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,949
Declined + 1,226
Total Received 9,175
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Public

11,184

undergraduate students

1,288

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/police Science
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Allied Health
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Codes

SAT 1222
ACT 1994

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School Facts

Ferris State University, founded in 1884, is a public university of career-oriented education. The 930-acre campus is located in Big Rapids, MI, 55 miles North of Grand Rapids.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,472
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  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)
•  CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)

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Big Rapids, MI

930-acre campus in Big Rapids (population: 10,378), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
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

 
7 fraternities 2% of male students
 
7 sororities 2% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
42%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
44%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
19%
18-23
42%
12-17
25%
6-11
4%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
30%
12-17
27%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
(waived if filed online)
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 of some

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,949
Declined + 1,226
Total Received 9,175

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,300.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $12,930
Room & board $10,042
Books & supplies $859
Total $23,831
Average Financial Aid - $12,300
Total with Avg. Aid $11,531
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 231 591-2110
F: 231 591-2950
finaid@ferris.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Heidi J. Wisby
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@ferris.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

archery, baseball, bowling, cheerleading, disc golf, fishing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racing, rugby, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, dance, disc golf, equestrian sports, figure skating, fishing, golf, lacrosse, racing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, broomball, CrossFit, dodgeball, flag football, ice hockey, kickball, running, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Perk Weisenburger (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
crimson and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accountancy/Computer Information Systems
Accountancy/Finance
Actuarial Science
Advert/Integrated Marketing Communication
Allied Health Science
Applied Math in Computer Science
Applied Mathematics
Applied Speech Communication
Architectural Technology
Architecture
Architecture/Sustainability
Art Education
Art History
Art History/Academic
Art History/Studio
Arts in Design
Automotive Engineering Technology
Automotive Management
Automotive Service Technology
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Education
Biology/Environmental Biology
Biology/Forensic
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
Business Management Marketing Technology Teaching
CAD Drafting/Tool Design Technology
Career Exploration
Career/Technical Education Instructor
Career/Technical Education/Post Secondary Administration
Career/Technical Education/Train Dev
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering Technology
Collaborative Design
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Technology
Computer Networks/Systems
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Criminal Justice/Corrections
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Curriculum/Instruction/Special Needs Education
Curriculum/Instruction/Subject Area
Dental Hygiene
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Digital Animation/Game Design
Digital Art/Design
Digital Media
Digital Media Software Engineering
Directed Studies
Drawing
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Management
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 Printmaking
Furniture Design
General Business
General Studies
Graphic Communication
Graphic Design
Graphic Media Management
Health Care Administration
Health Care Marketing
Health Care Systems Administration
Health Information Management
Health Information Technology
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
Human Resources Management
Illustration
Industrial Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry Technology
Industrial Design
Industrial Electronics Technology
Industrial Technology Management
Information Security Intelligence
Information Security/Intelligence
Integrative Studies
Interior Design
Journalism/Technical Communication
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Illustration
Medical Lab Science
Medical Laboratory Technology
Metals/Jewelry Design
Molecular Diagnostics
Music Industry Management
Music/Entertainment Business
Natural Science
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition/Food Service Management
Operations/Supply Management
Optometry
PGA Golf Management
Painting
Pharmacy
Photography
Plastics Engineering Technology
Plastics/Polymer Technology
Political Science
Political Science Education
Pre-Digital Media
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Science
Pre-Teaching Elementary
Pre-Teaching Secondary
Printing Management
Printmaking
Pro-Mo-TEd-Technical Education
Product Design Engineering Technology
Professional Brew Management
Professional Tennis Management
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Radiography
Respiratory Care
Respiratory Therapy
Restaurant/Food Industry Management
Risk Management/Insurance
Rubber Engineering Technology
Sculpture/Functional Art
Social Studies Education
Social Studies/Elementary
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish for the Professions
Sports Communication
Surveying Engineering
Surveying Technology
Technical Education
Technical/Professional Communication
Television/Digital Media Production
Undecided
Welding Engineering Technology
Welding Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/police Science
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Allied Health

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

12,472

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

11,184
students

Female
53%
5,920

Male
47%
5,264

10%

1,288
students

Female
64%
821

Male
36%
467

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

7,779
students

Female
51%
3,960

Male
49%
3,819

31%

3,405
students

Female
58%
1,960

Male
42%
1,445

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
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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