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Ferris State University

  • Big Rapids, MI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 13,469
    total students
  • $10,950 | $16,440
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 1
    fall application deadline
  • 75%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting and Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operation/Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Technical Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Surveying Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Systems Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Architectural Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Automotive Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • CAD/CADD Drafting/Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Construction Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Energy Management and Systems Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Production Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Quality Control Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Surveying Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Telecommunications Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Child-Care and Support Services Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Electronics Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Precision production
    • Tool and Die Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Welding Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Chemical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied10,708
    • Accepted8,128
    • Acceptance Rate75%
    • Enrolled13,469
    • Female Applicants6,085
    • Females Accepted4,695
    • Female Acceptance Rate77%
    • Male Applicants4,623
    • Males Accepted3,433
    • Male Acceptance Rate74%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
      SAT or ACT
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.21
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$10,950
    • Out-of-state tuition *$16,440
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$8,910.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred payments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students13,469
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.59%
    • Black or African American7.13%
    • White or Caucasian78.76%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.59%
    • Asian1.5%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races2.82%
    • Unknown3.28%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.26% representing 41 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 28%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Entertainment Unlimited, Student Government Association, Crafter's Anonymous, Residence Hall Association, Red Cross Student Chapter
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division X Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Football No Division X Yes
    • Golf Yes Division X Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes Division X Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division X Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division X Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty961
    • Full-time Percentage61%
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 12,204 students to 757 faculty

Location & Contact

1201 South State Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
USA

Mr.Jason Daday

Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 231-591-3106
Fax: 231-591-2242
Email: dadayja@ferris.edu



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