Location
Big Rapids, MI
Undergrads
9,366
Tuition (in-state)
$16,512 ($10,354)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 1294 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Junior

Nightlife: I am guessing from formerly living there; not many options.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They do not prepare un-traditional transfers for the different teaching styles as college. Teachers are not regulated as much on their behavior toward students, but most teachers actually care for each of their students.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Internships: They are offered often and openly displayed for those of interest.

Alumni presence: I have no knowledge of, but I think it's strong.

Employment recruitment: Is huge, they have a WHOLE month of job career recruitment and a WHOLE week of interviewing.

Career services: I have no knowledge of yet.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's too expensive for even a single parent to live in.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Although I do not live there; I know options besides grocery store or convenient stores, are not many.

4 College Junior

Diversity: I see great ethnic diversity in FSU

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I do not live on-campus but I do not hear any complaints every either.

4 College Junior

Majors: There are all the majors you can hope for just not as many as Associates as needed.

4 College Junior

Majors: Difficulties: None

Important criteria for admission: Easy

Application process: Easy

Application for other majors: I am unaware of their difficulties

4 College Junior

Facilities: Good enough not to feel left out.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Its a rural; but populated, town 50 mins from Metropolitan life.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Student advisors for financial help are not as informed and effective listeners as their superiors.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The pub has great drink prices. Shooters is overrated though

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Its pretty typical campus food.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Our REC center could be better but it's okay

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus is better but not at the apartments find a house of small place to rent for sure.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've never lived on campus...

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The local places are all really good!

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are a lot of international students at FSU and this past summer I even studied abroad myself. Ferris has really great programs and a great international students office. I was supper happy with all the programs they have for international students getting to know the American students.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Campus is slowly coming up to date at the moment there is lots of construction. the green space on campus isn't bad but its not the most beautiful campus that's for sure.

4 College Junior

Majors: Ferris does a great job on getting you into the program that you want. If you can't get in they still work with you till you are in you choice of program.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a huge fan of the Welding program at FSU! We are the largest Welding program in the country and the governor of MI even visited us in the Spring 2014 semester. We are getting a new facility in the coming years due to his and the States generosity. Our facility has a lot of equipment so we get the hands on learning we need to be out in the industry. Our program also had one of the highs job opportunity ratings on campus and one of the lower drop out rates. Its also super easy to get an internship in our program. Defiantly the career on campus to watch.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have a scholarship through T.I.P and everything is always taken care of for me and its super easy to deal with the financial aid office great ladies in there.

2 College Senior

Nightlife: I don't party but I know there isn't a lot of night life here. There are maybe 5 bars that people tend to go to but they aren't anything special. There aren't any clubs. Frats might have some parties. I don't think it's a positive impact at all. Partying seems to lead people to do really stupid things.

3 College Senior

Facilities: We currently don't have a student center but a new one should be opening in early 2015. Most people hang out in the IRC or the first floor of FLITE if they have some extra time to kill.

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Lauren Moore
Hometown
Temperance, MI
Major
Marketing
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According to students, if they were given the option to go to this school again, 69% of students would choose Ferris! The same amount of students surveyed said that they like most everything about the school and would only change a few things. Overall, students find that there are many great people to meet, and it's a good academic college. Though some stress the lack of entertainment and “city” things to do, if a person is content with small-town life, then this would be the best place.

The people and the faculty make Ferris a great experience. The faculty and staff are pretty helpful and understanding if a student needs extra help or is having problems with something. The school and faculty seem to care about the students and take an interest in students getting the help and the experiences they should. As long as the student puts in a decent amount of effort in their classes, faculty will be more apt to help.

Another great factor about the school is that class sizes are small, and there is more individualized attention for each student. Since the community is small, there are not too many things to do, but there are enough! There are several bars, a bowling alley, a movie theater, and tons of parties and get-togethers throughout the week. Since people seem to be so friendly on and around campus, it is easy to make friends and have something to do and someone to do it with! While in school, though education is the main focus, it is important to have some balance in life and join other groups and activities (which there are many to pick from).

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