Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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Ferris State University

Ferris State University

Ferris State University Student Essentials

Ferris State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bulldogs
Website: www.ferris.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,354
Out-of-State Tuition: $16,512
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 17,197
Year Established: 1884

About Ferris State University

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1979

Overall Rating

Loved the school


Ferris State University Map & Location

Ferris State University
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307


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Getting Around Ferris State University

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Big Rapids, MI

Winter
Dec
32
18
Jan
28
11
Feb
32
12
Spring
Mar
42
19
Apr
56
31
May
68
43
Summer
Jun
77
52
Jul
81
57
Aug
79
55
Fall
Sep
71
46
Oct
58
35
Nov
44
27

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 15,753
Freshman Class 2,017
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 17,197

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 80%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 3%
African American 7%
Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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