Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$12,930

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
41%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
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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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,472
Established in 1884
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Grand Rapids
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Gerald R. Ford International

Ferris State University
1201 South State Street
Big Rapids
49307

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student American Dental Hygiene Association
  • Pre-Pharm D
  • American Pharmacist Association
  • Student Nurses Association
  • American Marketing Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Music Takes Action
  • The Big Event
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
41%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Archery, Baseball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Archery, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rugby, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Finance
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Applied Mathematics, General
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
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 Teacher Education
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Child Care and Support Services Management
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Drawing
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
General Studies
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
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Illustration
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Industrial and Product Design
Information Technology
Insurance
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Music Management
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Operations Management and Supervision
Painting
Photography
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Printing Management
Printmaking
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
Spanish Language and Literature
Sports Communication
Surveying Engineering
Systems Engineering
Technical Teacher Education
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

12,472

total students

95%

in-state

5%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 30%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
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

1,039

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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