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Ferris State University

1,763 reviews
  1. Big Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Ferris State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,602/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,259/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,502/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,238/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,634/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,434/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,105Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Partier
    22%
  • People who love hockey... it's weird
    5%
  • There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
    73%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
19%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.112 responses
Poll
5%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Amazing
    3%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    6%
  • Better than expected.
    6%
  • Busy
    9%
  • Creative
    13%
  • Party school
    3%
  • Real world
    22%

After Ferris State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

Reviews

1,763 reviews
  • Excellent
    189
  • Very Good
    620
  • Average
    758
  • Poor
    133
  • Terrible
    63
The job outlook for all Ferris majors is very high.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I have not had one bad professor yet. All the professor want students to succeed
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I love the class sizes too Ferris. They are perfect for better teacher and student relationships.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago