Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: Honors and substance-free housing.
Room & Board Expenses $8,744
Living On-Campus 28%
Living Off-Campus 72%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Ferris State University 3 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1979

College Life Rating

Just the right size for social fun

Campus Safety

Medical Center Emergency Department
(231) 796-2801


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Bulldogs
School Song: Ferris State Bulldog Fight Song; Ferris Fidelity
School Colors: crimson and gold
Official Athletics Site: www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
Basketball: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf
Track: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Athletics Department at Ferris State University

Athletic Director Name
Perk Weisenburger
Athletic Department Email
Athletic Department Address
Athletic Director, Ferris State University, 210 Sports Drive, Sports Complex, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 14
Number of Sororities: 5
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 4%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 5%
Military Programs

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment

Other Services at Ferris State University

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • James Gartner, television and film director
  • Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Al Jardine, Beach Boys.

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