Ferris State University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Big Rapids, MI
Website
www.ferris.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
9,366
Part-Time Undergrads
3,905
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$10,354
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,512
Room & Board
$9,344
Acceptance Rate
71 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
Not Reported
Average ACT Scores
19–24

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Small class sizes
  • Rare programs
  • Social activities
  • Parties

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Small town
  • Not too much to do on the weekends because everyone goes home or leaves town.
  • There are a lot of unintelligent and closed-minded people here.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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).

Ferris State Student Reviews

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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...

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