Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$12,376

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
470
75th
580
25th
470
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,076
Declined 1,505
Total Received 8,581
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Public

13,351

undergraduate students

1,523

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 14,874
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
470
75th
580
25th
470
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
17
75th
26
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,076
Declined 1,505
Total Received 8,581

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
Admission test scores

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-prepatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Collegiate Hockey Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.
Accounting and Finance.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Advertising.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician.
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
Biochemistry.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Statistics.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Commerce, General.
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
Chemical Technology/Technician.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Child Care and Support Services Management.
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
Community College Administration.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Construction Management, General.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drawing.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Energy Systems Technology/Technician.
Engineering, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Biology.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Finance, General.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
Geography Teacher Education.
Graphic Communications, General.
Graphic Design.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician.
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician.
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Industrial and Product Design.
Information Technology.
Insurance.
Interior Design.
Jewelry Arts.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Music Management.
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Practice.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Painting.
Photography.
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
Printing Management.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Sculpture.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sports Communication.
Surveying Engineering.
Surveying Technology/Surveying.
Systems Engineering.
Technical Teacher Education.
Telecommunications Technology/Technician.
Tool and Die Technology/Technician.
Welding Technology/Welder.
Writing, General.
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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

14,874

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

13,351
students

Female
54%
7,221

Male
46%
6,130

10%

1,523
students

Female
64%
980

Male
36%
543

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

8,438
students

Female
51%
4,323

Male
49%
4,115

37%

4,913
students

Female
59%
2,898

Male
41%
2,015

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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
76%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

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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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
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