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Big Rapids, MI

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Ferris State University

Ferris State University

Ferris State University Student Essentials

Ferris State University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Small Town Setting
Not applicable
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
$ 10,354
$ 16,512

About Ferris State University

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, offers comprehensive academics and college life activities as well as educational opportunities for students throughout the state.

Ferris State University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and associate’s degrees. The school’s academics include:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education and Human Services
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Professional and Technological Studies

Students may also participate in more than 200 different religious, cultural, academic and creative clubs and organizations.

Ferris Statewide is another one of the university’s programs. Ferris Statewide operates more than 15 campus centers throughout the state. This program allows students outside of the Big Rapids region to attend the university without leaving home. Ferris State also offers online degrees.

The university offers a number of different scholarship programs, which provide full or partial tuition assistance to academically exceptional students. Additional types of financial aid include federal grants and loans and work-study programs. To obtain federal financial aid, applicants must complete a FAFSA. Ferris State may require a separate application for school scholarships.

Materials required for admissions include a completed application, transcripts or GED scores, and ACT or SAT scores.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Ferris State University 5 stars overall.

1 review 1 review 0 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1979

Overall Rating

Loved the school

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Ferris State University Map & Location

Ferris State University

1201 S State St

Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Getting Around Ferris State University


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Big Rapids, MI

Winter Dec 32 18 Jan 28 11 Feb 32 12 Spring Mar 42 19 Apr 56 31 May 68 43 Summer Jun 77 52 Jul 81 57 Aug 79 55 Fall Sep 71 46 Oct 58 35 Nov 44 27


Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 80%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian American Indian or Alaska native Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 92% Graduate 8% Full-Time 100% Part-Time 0% Women 53% Men 47% International 2% Domestic 98%

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