Ferris State University

1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI
4-year
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6 months ago
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6 months ago
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7 months ago
If I do not meet the requirements for the FAFSA, would I still be eligible for Ferris State University scholarships?
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7 months ago
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7 months ago
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Majors offered at Ferris State University

Biggest majors
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at Ferris State University

940-1170
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
19-26
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (81% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Ferris State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Ferris State University Students4%11%78%11%2%3%0%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Ferris State University Students
23%
74%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Ferris State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Director of Operations91k
Welding Engineer86k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)71k
Process Engineer67k
Manufacturing Engineer66k
Project Engineer64k
Operations Manager64k
Based on 8,246 student responses
51.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
86.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
8%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Ferris State University

Ferris State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Ferris State University

by Bold.org students

4.1

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Commuter-friendly
Helpful career services
Accessible for students with disabilities
Emmery Sangalang
Upcycling and Recycling
Painting and Studio Art
digital art
Bowling + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The community and ease of communication with everyone around you

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus is located in the middle of nowhere so if you need to get anywhere that isn’t Meijer you have to drive an hour to get there

Anthony Tross
Gaming
Reading

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The classes were great and the teachers there really care about all of their students. Teachers were always available outside of class time and always treated you with respect.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There are a lot of bloat classes you have to take to graduate.

Brandon Schulte
Cybersecurity
Engineering

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I studied the Information Security and Assurance program at Ferris State University and it was a fantastic program. The professors/mentors are great! They provide real-world experience and were very supportive of my academic learning.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Professors Course Material Campus Structure Food

Rebekah McDermott
Crafting
Animals
Botany
Art + 8 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Most of it really.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

LGBTQ and limited classes.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

What I like most about Ferris State University is the opportunity to broaden my horizons. There are many RSOs that you can join and extracurricular activities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing I do not like about Ferris State University would be the on-campus food options. While the dining halls have large selections of food, I have found myself getting food poisoning often when I ate there. It has gotten better though!

Nicole Ly
Foreign Languages
Food And Eating
Writing
Gaming + 5 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the small-town atmosphere as I am from a small town myself, but beware, the town of Big Rapids is quite small and college students do vastly outnumber the actual residents of Big Rapids. I also liked how readily resources were available to you if you asked for them. People try to support you whenever you ask for assistance.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

On-campus housing itself is fair for a college dorm but the people that work in the housing and financial aid departments are quite ruthless and take a long time to get back to you if you contact them. Dining hours are limited, if you are hungry between the hours of 1 am and 7 am nothing will be open on campus or in town so be sure to have food in your dorm room. There is definitely a clique culture present and people typically are judgmental of you, especially if you are not caucasian. The small-town mindset is definitely present among residents and students in and of Big Rapids as some of them still religiously feel the need to fly the Confederate flag.

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