Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$12,376

not including housing and food

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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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Location

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 14,874
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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
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-preparatory 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 yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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 transferred

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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