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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI, USA
3.94 Average Rating

Ferris State University is a 4-year public university in west central Michigan. Ferris State is home to eight colleges conferring over 190 undergraduate degrees as well as an honors program. For students who wish to learn in a foreign culture, Ferris State features both short term study abroad and semester exchange programs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Outside of the classroom, Ferris State is home to 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Bulldogs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other April 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
98%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1009
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
13,798
Total Number of Undergrads
12,504
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
52%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,306
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,144
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,910
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,652
Books and Supplies
$914

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,610
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
91%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,965
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,558

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,661
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,179
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$250
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
236
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Ferris State Bulldogs
School Colors
Gold/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Grand Rapids
Detroit
Saginaw
Lansing
Chicago
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
Clean, fun, and eventful campus.
Lots of RSO's to join to keep you busy!
Nice facilities!
Kevin from Hale, MI
Ferris State University is a great University to attend. The cost is quite expensive, but the education level is outstanding and most of the teachers are friendly and are always looking to help you succeed.
Wendy from Big Rapids, MI
Ferris State University is a well organized college, full of helpful professors. I love it there and the food and dinning is also wonderful. This university has a friendly atmosphere.
Katherine from Newaygo, MI
This is a great school if you are looking for outcomes. They get you places in your life. However, initiative is key, they aren't going to babysit you.
Autumn from Coopersville, MI

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