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Reviews 1453 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's a few apartment complexes but other than that just student houses to live in

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Big Rapids is small, there are few options

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They care more about parking than they do underage drinking.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have to talk to financial aid multiple times a semester to get anywhere

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want to go to a party, you can always fine them

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty expensive meal plans for the options

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I got financial aid but no scholarships.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus yet but I just signed my lease for next year!

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's the same thing over and over again.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: My suite mate is my RA and she's very laid back. As long as I'm not being obnoxious and breaking every rule, shes pretty cool. She understands we are college kids and that sometimes we are going to do things we aren't supposed to.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: For a small school, they give decent financial aid. It's better than the bigger schools that gave me nothing at all.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm in a sorority on campus, and the party scene for me is super fun! I love going to the Fraternity houses and attending their parties, but I also love attending random house parties.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I will never go hungry!! The Rock is a great place to eat!! The Quad Cafe, not so much!!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm currently living in the residence halls for my second year now. I love living in them because I've met some of the nicest, most genuine people that I'll know for the rest of my life. The rooms are pretty outdated and small, and the furniture is pretty janky, but overall, I wouldn't trade this experience for anything!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In Grand Rapids you are surrounded by lots of different options when it comes to food.

College Sophomore

Administration: I go to school down in Grand Rapids

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I transferred from another school half way through the year and already had financial aid and I had the hardest time getting information on what I needed to do so I can pay for my classes

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't visit main campus

College Sophomore

Campus Food: I do not live on campus up in Big Rapids I go to class down in Grand Rapids

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus I actually go to their Grand Rapids location for school.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus yet, but I have tried to rate to the best of my knowledge.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is more here than at home.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Everyone is always willing to help.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are lots of financial aid opportunities. If FAFSA gives you any money, you're good. If you don't get any, like me, it is much harder. There are lots of scholarship opportunities though.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party and have no desire to party. My friends and I don't feel the need to drink to have a good time. We enjoy company and go try new things.

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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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