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Ferris State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,879 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 61 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,277)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,666)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 96 65 - -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Football 100 - - -
Golf 12 9 - -
Ice Hockey 26 - Yes Yes
Soccer - 26 Yes -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 11 10 Yes -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.5%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 1.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.5%
Two or more races 0.7%
White/non-Hispanic 79.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 44
Liquor Law Violation 117
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 19
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jamie from Memphis, MI
  • 3
  • I've never personally lived in the dorm. I was a transfer student so I was automatically allowed to live in the on campus apartments. I've been in friends dorms and…

  • May-13-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Kaytlyn from Coopersville, MI
  • Feb-06-2015 I am a current student here

    All meal plans give you unlimited visits to the all-you-can-eat cafeterias. (It's great for late-night snacking. Food is about as close to home-cooking as you can probably get at a campus cafeteria.

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  • 4
  • Shaylin from Jackson, MI
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    There are several options offered daily and the unlimited dining plans are very nice. The food does get old, but you'll never have to eat the same thing two days in a row.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a really good cafe in the Woodridge building on campus! Not too expensive depending on what you get. There are also hundred of restaurants downtown within walking distance of the school. From the ones I have tried most are really really good!

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  • 4
  • Peyton from Battle Creek, MI
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a current student here

    While we only have 2 cafeterias to choose from, they are both pretty awesome. The Rock, which is the main cafeteria located in the North quad, is a buffet style restaurant. I say estaurant because it doesn't look like your average cafeteria. The seating is nice and comfortable, there is a fireplace in the back, and it has very elegant decor. The food is also very good. They offer a sandwich station, a mongolian grill, an omelet station, Woody's grill (which is burgers, fries, etc.), world's fare (various foods from other countries), Brick Oven Pizza, Pasta Station, and a Healthy Choice Station. Along with these items, there is cereal, desserts, fruit, a waffle maker and many other things to try. The other cafeteria is West Side, which is not as fancy but still supplies decent meals. One of my favorites is the late night menu (served after 8 pm) on thursdays. You can order wings with whatever sauce you choose, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and soft pretzels.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Peyton from Battle Creek, MI
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There are fraternities and sororities on campus but not as many as the average college. Also, for whatever reason, sororities are not allowed to have houses so they can't all live together.

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  • 0
  • Genna from Saginaw, MI
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is smaller on this campus compared to others but this allows most Greeks to know just about everyone. Greek life here is it's own little community.

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  • 0
  • Sharray
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    it is just a drinking party. if you want to pay to have friends, and get drunk every weekend then this is the place for you. they do more parting then community service, so have fun if you decide to go Greek!

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Rogers City, MI
  • Aug-06-2013 I am a current student here

    I support Greek life 100%. I joined a sorority my junior and the only regret I have is not joining one sooner. For me as a transfer it was hard to meet people, but I have met so many genuine people through Greek Life. Greeks volunteer and do a lot of great community service in and around the community and college.

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