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Big Rapids, MI
Tuition (in-state)
$16,512 ($10,354)
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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Although I met my husband here, we were not typical college students.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Every one is pretty nice and very social for the most part

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: The social scene is your standard college experience.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I haven't met too many girls that are stuck up. Most of the ones I have met are down to earth and fun to hang out with. There are quite a few attractive girls. There are a lot of partiers at my school, but I am not a big partier. There are a lot of girls that I hang out with that are no too big of partiers.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of people on campus. Some are very friendly, some are not. There are geeks, athletes, bikers, goths, every type of click imaginable. But for the most part everyone is friendly and most students are purely interested in pursuing a higher education and Ferris staff like to randomly assign group projects so there is a lot of cohesiveness among classmates.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 156th
    Party Girls
  • 180th
    Party Guys
  • 722nd
    Hottest Guys
  • 741st
    Smartest Girls
  • 778th
    Friendliest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Moore
Temperance, MI
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According to most students, the average girl is friendly, fun, outgoing, enjoys partying, and is smart. The average guy is seen as athletic, fun, and into partying. Neither sex is seen as too nerdy or stuck-up. Students interact usually at night, partying at houses, bars, or clubs. Another common way that students interact is playing sports or working out at the recreation center. According to most students, the best place to meet guys/girls and/or hookup with them is either at parties or the local bars and clubs.

There is a pretty decent ratio between guys and girls. Traditionally, there has been more guys then girls, but that ratio is changing as more girls are attending Ferris. There are many people on campus who are dating, as well as many students on campus who are single by decision. As on many college campuses, there are some students who are promiscuous and others more reserved. Sitting around campus, you can hear stories of either from different students. According to the students surveyed, there are a decent amount of people who have taken part in one-night stands.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Available at the Birkam Health Center
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Parties
  2. Rec center
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Parties
  2. At the bars
Social Scene
The social scene on campus is fairly active. There are many different organizations that students can take part in that relate to a future career or just an interest. There is interaction among many of the groups and the activities that people take part in.
Hookups or Relationships?
According to the students surveyed, there are many different kinds of relationships that students take part in. They vary from random hookups to long-term relationships to long-distance relationships. The relationship statuses depend on what each student is looking for in a companion. There are also a great deal of students who enjoy the single life.
Dress Code
Students dress in all different kinds of attire on a daily basis. There is everyone from the people who wear sweats to class to those who wear almost complete suits to class (sometimes for presentations and sometimes because that is what they enjoy wearing). For parties, girls dress a bit more provocatively, which is to be expected when going out. You see a different style from so many different people on campus that you will never be bored or never not fit in!

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 48 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 48 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 59 responses

  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 18% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 12% None
  • 11% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Parties
  • 21% Rec center
  • 21% Class
  • 7% Dorm Life

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 77% Talking to people in classes
  • 8% Bar
  • 8% Library
  • 8% Get involved

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 59 responses

  • 7% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 22% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 59% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 12% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 62% There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
  • 38% Partier


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