Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
74%
Acceptance Rate
9,926
Students Applied
89%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2038
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Other
Summer Semester (May-August)
April 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
46
Countries Represented
49
33%
Submitting ACT
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1069
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
460
75th
580
Reading
25th
480
75th
590
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
22%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
414
$30k - $48k
187
$48k - $75k
232
$75k - $110k
256
$110k+
250

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@ferris.edu
Admissions Telephone: 231-591-2000
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
The parking and roads are kind of confusing. I wouldn't bring your car the first year at least. Also, be aware that the doorms are co-ed. But, if you are in the honnors program, you get your own room.
Autumn from Coopersville, MI
Be serious about what you want to be in the Arts. You may want to consider (when thinking about major/minors) if this will get you an actual job or not. None of us want to be (for example) freelancing and tragically earn low income from our work, only to resort to commercial jobs we don't like in the future. Talk to the counselor about your desired major and your plans for the future. It'll all be worth it. Also, work fast! Kendall is easy going but you still need to keep up on assignments!
Samantha from Grand Rapids, MI
The best way to know if a school is right for you is to visit the school and if possible spend the night there. Just because it is right for me doesn't make it right for you.
Breanna from Pontiac, MI
Utilize all the resources that Ferris has to offer. There are many free programs such as the writing center, tutoring, 24/7 library hours, etc.
Liane from Munising, MI
Visit before you decide between Ferris and another school. There is a certain charm to this place you can only find with your eyes. It's what sold me!
Britany from Montague, MI
Live near where the majority of your classes will be. Get involved and stay involved! Have fun!
Kevin from Hale, MI
First of all realize that not all professors are the same. If you decide to go to Ferris or any other school just remember that some professors have different teaching styles. For example, Professor Jones might be a lecture-only professor and Professor Smith might be a read on your own kind of a professor. If notes and sitting through lectures are your strong points Professor Jones might be the way to go. If you don't have strong reading skills you might want to opt out of taking Professor Smith, ect. Also make sure to pick a residence hall that isn't too far away from your classes. If you're taking only classes at the business building and you're a business management major than a residence hall by the business building might be a good idea for you.
Evangeline from Big Rapids, MI
If you are looking to attend Ferris State I highly recommend it. To me it was one of the best decisions of my life. At no point have i regretted making the decision and it only keeps getting better.
Quintin from Cement City, MI
Make sure you know what degree you're interested in before going in. Maybe take your generics at a community college or online to save money.
Wendy from Big Rapids, MI
A tip for prospective students is to keep your mind open and go out and meet new people.
Katherine from Newaygo, MI

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