12,504
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,610
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Ferris State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Big Rapids, MI, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1201 South State Street
CSS 201
Big Rapids, MI  49307-2742
United States
Contact Mr. Jason Daday
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: dadayja@ferris.edu
Phone: 231-591-3106
Fax: 231-591-2242

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting And Finance Checkmark
Accounting Technology And Bookkeeping Checkmark Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Construction Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Hospitality And Recreation Marketing Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Sports Communication Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark Checkmark
Graphic Communications Checkmark
Printing Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Systems Security Checkmark Checkmark
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Surveying Engineering Checkmark
Systems Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Automotive Engineering Technology Checkmark
CAD/CADD Drafting/design Technology Checkmark
Civil Engineering Technology Checkmark
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
Energy Management And Systems Technology Checkmark
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Engineering Technology Checkmark
Industrial Production Technologies Related Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Plastics And Polymer Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Telecommunications Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark Checkmark
Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child-care And Support Services Management Checkmark Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark Checkmark
Diagnostic Medical Sonography And Ultrasound Technology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Technology Checkmark
Health Professions Related Checkmark Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Nuclear Medical Technology Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology Checkmark
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Industrial Electronics Technology Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Funeral Service And Mortuary Science Checkmark
Restaurant, Culinary, And Catering Management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Chemistry Related Checkmark
Precision Production Associate Bachelors
Tool And Die Technology Checkmark
Welding Technology Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts Related Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Drawing Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fine Arts Related Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,926
Applied
7,361
Accepted
12,504
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

5,680
Females Applied
4,284
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,246
Males Applied
3,077
Males Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.38
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 590
SAT Math 460 580
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,630
In-state
12,630
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,894
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

11,610
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,160
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,910
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,560
Avg. Loan Aid
4,350
Avg. Grant Aid
5,130
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
66%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

12,504
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.4%
Black or African American 7.52%
White or Caucasian 78.61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.52%
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.88%
Other 1.09%

Gender

Male (47.5%)
Female (52.5%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 21%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Music Takes Action and The Big Event

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student American Dental Hygiene Association, Pre-Pharm D, American Pharmacist Association, Student Nurses Association and American Marketing Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
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Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

916
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 551
Part-time - 365