Big Rapids, MI
Tuition (in-state)
$16,512 ($10,354)
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Reviews 1146 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Student

Parking: I park in a residence hall lot, so I don't have many issues with parking.

5 College Student

Majors: Best pharmacy program in Michigan.

4 College Student

Majors: You don't have to be phenomenal, but you do have to work to make the cut.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel perfectly safe by myself at night on campus.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't care much about Greek life, but they throw a good party every once in a while. But stay away from the Pikes.

4 College Student

Scholarships: Ferris is really great about alerting students to scholarship opportunities.

3 College Student

Computers: The only think that irks me is the internet speed.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: Rules are strict where they need to be, but it's not oppressive in the slightest.

4 College Student

Weather: Winters can be brutal here, but I love winter, so it's great for me.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off-campus, I just based my opinion on what I've heard from others.

4 College Student

Diversity: Being a smaller school in rural Michigan, it's far from what many would consider diverse, but it's definitely a step up from my home town.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: It's really just the selection you would get in any other small-ish town.

3 College Student

Transportation: It's not very good, but then again, it's not really necessary. Ferris is a small enough school; you can walk everywhere you need to go.

College Sophomore

Computers: Have not moved to the campus

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Most of my answers are NA due to the fact that I haven't lived on campus yet

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: College students do drink, but the group that I surround myself with doesn't part take in that as much as others.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't experienced off campus dining since I am not living there yet.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Ferris State offers on campus as well as an opportunity for external scholarships. This is great for me since my education is going to be dependent on that for funding.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Winters in Michigan are horrible in general. The campus is accommodating to its students and faculty because of it.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have not lived on campus at Ferris

College Sophomore

Athletics: I have not lived in the area to know.

College Sophomore

Transportation: I will be new to the area

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far from my communication with the faculty, academics at Ferris are wonderful!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am registered for the MLS programs. So far from my experience as a transfer student it has been a smooth process.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not experienced Greek life at Ferris


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Lauren Moore
Temperance, MI
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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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