Description

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, offers comprehensive academics and college life activities as well as educational opportunities for students throughout the state.

Ferris State University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and associate’s degrees. The school’s academics include:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education and Human Services
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Professional and Technological Studies

Students may also participate in more than 200 different religious, cultural, academic and creative clubs and organizations.

Ferris Statewide is another one of the university’s programs. Ferris Statewide operates more than 15 campus centers throughout the state. This program allows students outside of the Big Rapids region to attend the university without leaving home. Ferris State also offers online degrees.

The university offers a number of different scholarship programs, which provide full or partial tuition assistance to academically exceptional students. Additional types of financial aid include federal grants and loans and work-study programs. To obtain federal financial aid, applicants must complete a FAFSA. Ferris State may require a separate application for school scholarships.

Materials required for admissions include a completed application, transcripts or GED scores, and ACT or SAT scores.

Quick Facts about Ferris State University

Region

Midwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Bulldogs

Website

www.ferris.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$9,930

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,900

Retention Rate

75%

Enrollment

13,492

Year Established

1884

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
3 star
 
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Ferris State University 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1979

Overall Rating:
4

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
12,245
Freshman Class
2,017
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
13,492

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
91%
Graduate
9%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
87%
Out-of-State
13%

Gender of Students

Women
49%
Men
51%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
6%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
81%
Latino
2%
Other
10%

Students State Origin

Michigan
87%
Illinois
2%
Indiana
1%
Other
10%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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