Campus Housing

Location
Big Rapids, MI
Undergrads
9,366
Tuition (in-state)
$16,512 ($10,354)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have not lived on campus at Ferris

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms here are really outdated, but there are other modern options. The east campus suites are fairly new, and allow students to live on campus with an apartment feel.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Bathrooms shared between two dorm rooms is convenient.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I like the dorms. They are very social

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I enjoy living on campus. Mainly because I do not have to make my own food and I am close to all of my friends and classes. The atmosphere is quite interesting as well. The dorms are about all the same; however, if you care a lot about size, avoid the halls located by Travis Hall. The bigger halls are located by the Rock. Watch out picking 2nd floor of Travis as well, this is where all the athletes may end up and they can be a pain in your side sometimes as they can be dirty and loud. The cost is relatively expensive. You will definitely save money by living off-campus or in student-housing. The housing process is relatively easy though. My major complaint is just 24 hour quiet hours during exam week and having to leave the dorms during holidays and such. Also, the size is very small. Very very very small. And you have to share the room unless you want to pay about $2,000 a year.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 962nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1318th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1339th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1369th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Moore
Hometown
Temperance, MI
Major
Marketing
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The dorms are pretty clean. In the dorms, the students are able to borrow certain cleaning devices such as a vacuum cleaner, mop, and broom to keep their rooms tidy. The hallways are usually cleaned and maintained by the maintenance people. The rooms are really not that spacious, quite similar to other college dorm rooms. Due to this fact, many people see that living in the dorms is not that valuable for the price they pay. The dorms are really convenient for class. It is easy to walk to wherever a student needs to go on campus in a reasonable time. They are also close to dining facilities, as well as the recreation center and library. The longest walk on campus is no more than 15 minutes.

There is a semblance of a residence hall community, and the residence halls are a great place to meet new people. There is a great deal of social interaction that takes place. The only step to take is to leave the room! Some downfalls to the housing are that they are quite old and do not add any extra perks that make living on campus more desirable. The apartments on campus are nice and spacious. There is a community center that encourages social interaction. The area around them is well maintained and if there is a problem, maintenance comes in a reasonable amount of time to fix the problem.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,111
Average Housing Costs
$4,086
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments
  • Residence Halls
  • Wellness housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
29%
Freshmen Living On Campus
75%
Number of Dormitories
16
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Clark
  • Hallisy
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Cramer
  • Masselink
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Clark
  • Cramer
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Clark
  • Merrill & Travis
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Sink
  • Wardrobe
Also Available
Private rooms, substance-free/health and wellness, North Bond private rooms, Masselink private suite, Taggart graphic design, Brophy & McNerney Justice Learning Community, honors halls, First Year Experience and Sophomore Leadership Experience
Available for Rent
In the dorms, you can borrow (free) mops, brooms, and vacuum cleaners.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bond, North & South
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Brophy & McNerney
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Carlisle
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Private room suites
Special Features: Houses the honors students, carpeted floor
Clark
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: The top two floors house the First Year Experience program which is for students who wish to improve leadership skills. The first floor is where the Student Leadership and Development Program are located.
Cramer
Floors: 11
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Hallisy
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen to Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Helen Ferris
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Honors students by invitation only
Henderson
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Houses honors students by invitation only
Masselink, East & West
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Priority for students 20+
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Offers an entire suite at the same cost as a private room
Merrill & Travis
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Miller
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite
Special Features: Home of the Health, Wellness and Substance Free Program; 24-hour quiet environment; some private rooms; must sign a behavioral contract to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
Pickell
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Has rooms available for students with special needs
Puterbaugh
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Honors hall
Taggart
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Houses some students in the Graphic Design program, has a special design lab
Vandercook
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Ward
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Family Housing - West Campus
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: By apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Married couples and single parents
Room Types: Apartments
Each court has a bus stop for children, interconnecting sidewalks, and a playground.
H & K Buildings and South Campus Apartments
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: By apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: 20 years and older
Room Types: 76 one-bedroom apartments, 12 two-bedroom apartments
Single Student Townhouse - West Campus
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: By apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: 20 years and older
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom townhouse apartments
Special Features: Full basement with a washer and a dryer, main living area, upstairs with bedrooms
Rent is charged by the bedroom.

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