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Reviews 1610 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Practically everywhere you are on campus you are a safe difference from an emergency phone. If you are in danger, you can pick it up and talk to someone and depending on the severity, a campus cop will show up to help you. There is also a service on campus for people who don't feel safe walking around campus, someone will come and walk you to wherever you need to go.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a social work major, I really enjoy my professors and my classes. I appreciate that I can start taking social work classes as a freshman so I can get a feel of what I'm going into early. I also get to start an internship in the summer already as well. The professors are all passionate about what they are teaching and since they are all social workers they know how to relate the material in a way that it can relate.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm getting an internship this summer. I believe that the school is doing a good job of getting us in the field early. For one class, I had to go mentor a second grader at a local elementary school and it made me realize that I wanted to do some social work with children and it was an overall cool experience for me as well as my classmates.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus always seems like a hassle to incoming college students. I was one of those freshmen who wanted to live as far away from campus as possible. Unfortunately, the campus requires that students younger than 19 live on campus. Luckily I surprisingly like living on campus so much that I'm choosing to do it again next year. My specific dorm building is close to all of my classes as well as the dining hall. I have also made a lot of friends living close to so many people.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally am not a part of Greek life but I know many people who are. Our school has a great variety of Greeks that they can be a part of and practically every program has a fraternity for people who are majoring in it. The parties aren't like the ones you see in movies as the campus has gotten stricter on what and how much alcoholic beverages are served at these parties.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our schools football team was the only college team in Michigan to go undefeated in the regular season. We also have a strong basketball and hockey team as well. All home sporting events are free to attend, and therefore I think more people enjoy going and supporting our teams. Our mascot does a good job getting the students to get hyped about the game that we are spectating.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is that the campus is very diverse. Besides the classes that are available to learn about different cultures, we also have different clubs that we can join as well as the school puts on different events where we can learn about the cultures. I would definitely choose to come here above all other schools if I had to do it all again because the campus is so inviting and the overall experiences and memories that I have made so far are ones that I will remember forever.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have the burkheim health center that provides a variety of health services.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You can receive a degree from any college, but Ferris does feel like my home away from home.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everything is fine except we have a lot of issues with the wireless internet.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of school support and advertising for Ferris sports.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ferris is a great college, but you only get out of your schooling what you put in. There are many commuting options at Ferris and there are many degree opportunities. Check it out!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great classes, great teachers, variety is a little short, class style is good and class size is perfect.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a great deal of opportunities on campus and the quality of them is great too.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe when on campus, there is plenty of security.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The teacher are great but the office staff is less than helpful and trying to get something is difficult.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being and off campus student, athletics really don't concern me.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a decent school, I met great people here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is never a moment on campus where you do not feel safe. Big Rapids is more police per capita than any other city in Michigan and it definetly shows. Public safety can be found walking around campus or even visiting halls. Everything is well lit at night and crimes are never a subject of discussion here.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ferris is an excellent school. The size of the classes make it easier to learn for several reasons. Some classes are lecture/test oriented while others are focused more on assignments overall. The variety of classes is probably considered average but it works out well for me.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a freshman it is hard to say, but at the same time I can tell this is a career focused school. If a student is serious about their career, then the opportunites are definetly here.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the sense of community that comes with living in the dorms. The RA's are great and do their best to keep people happy, and the dorms are always clean as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not have much experience with greek life but I have friends who have enjoyed the frats so far.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone here enjoys watching the hockey team. They generate a great sense of community and it's something to look forward to as well. In terms of facilities, I exercise three days a week and find the Student recreation center to be more than satisfactory.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had absolutley no problems here, and have very much enjoyed my experience here. I have met great people and had excellent opportunities that will help me pursue my career.

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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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