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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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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
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting And Finance Checkmark
Accounting Technology/technician And Bookkeeping Checkmark Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hospitality And Recreation Marketing Operations Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark Checkmark
Graphic Communications, General Checkmark
Printing Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark Checkmark
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Geography Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
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Sales And Marketing Operations/marketing And Distribution Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Technologies/technicians Checkmark Checkmark
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Civil Engineering Technologies/technicians Checkmark
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Energy Systems Technology/technician Checkmark
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
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Mechanical/mechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Plastics And Polymer Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Surveying Technology/surveying Checkmark
Telecommunications Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Writing, General 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 Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician Checkmark
Dental Hygiene/hygienist Checkmark Checkmark
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer And Ultrasound Technician Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist Checkmark Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician Checkmark
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Industrial Electronics Technology/technician Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Business Analytics Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Restaurant, Culinary, And Catering Management/manager Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Precision Production Associate Bachelors
Tool And Die Technology/technician Checkmark
Welding Technology/welder Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drawing Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,990
Applied
7,608
Accepted
9,000
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

5,944
Females Applied
4,827
Females Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,604
Males Applied
2,867
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 450 570
SAT Math 510 440 550
ACT Composite 21 18 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

15,150
In-state
15,150
Out-of-state
15,150
In-district
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Fees

106
Full-time student fees
10,660
Room & board
5,652
Room only

Financial Aid

15,630
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,980
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,650
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,010
Avg. Loan Aid
5,050
Avg. Grant Aid
7,260
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,000
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.79%
Black or African American 9.08%
White or Caucasian 75.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.74%
Asian 1.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.28%
Other 2%

Gender

Male (46.3%)
Female (53.7%)

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 53%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Bulldog Beginnings and The Big Event

Student Services

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

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Nurses Association, Associate Construction Students, Information Security & Intelligence Alliance, Esports Club and Kappa Psy Pharmacy

Campus Security & Safety

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

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Indoor Track Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 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
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Riflery No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

621
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 475
Part-time - 146
Male - 324
Female - 297
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