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Reviews 1476 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great School. As a pharmacy student I can only speak for their program, but the teachers are friendly and the students are great too, which makes learning much better. Some other students don't seem to interested in school however, but still a great friendly college with a nice small town atmosphere.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Ferris State University just feels like the perfect place for me. I am close to home, the campus is beautiful, and the professors are amazing. All the faculty at the school and the students contribute to a warm, supportive environment that I am proud to be a part of. There is always something to do and they really encourage involvement with groups outside of your major. My favorite experience at Ferris this year was being a part of Circle K International, a volunteer organizations. I loved helping around the Big Rapids community. That is what makes our school unique, it is located in the center of Big Rapids and the community is a big part of the college experience. Students are more like a part of the community and encouraged to do their part by volunteering and helping those in the area. I love my college and I know that I picked the best college or me.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love the small town setting and availability of the professors

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Ferris is one of the few schools that have a 4 year plastics engineering program. I love the industry so far and am thankful that Ferris has such a great program. They are very hands on in lab and allow us to use the same equipment that we will see when we graduate so it better prepares us for the real world.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I really like Ferris, but I find that there are two extreme types of students – those who really care and want to succeed and those who don't.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is very unique because of it's location. I find that it being small is convenient for me as a student and the experience I have on a tour of campus have been extraordinary. The extracurricular activities available and food are phenomenal and the students are very welcoming.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It has been good so far. Only went for one semester so far so it was more of a getting used to process while I was there. By the end of the semester I was more comfortable and actually started enjoying myself. I like the open area between buildings and all the sidewalks connecting everything. Most people that go to school there are pretty nice.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at Ferris Satte University has been eye-opening. That's a fact. High school AP courses are not the equivalent of college courses, no matter what your teachers tell you. And when adults told you that college professors don't care about their students? It really depends on the luck of the draw. Some care, some really don't. The people at Ferris are like people anywhere else. You have all your different groups. You also have varying class sizes and types of professors. Overall, I would say that my time at Ferris has definitely been trying and full of learning opportunities.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Landlords take advantage of the fact that no one wants to live in the tiny dorms so people are often willing to pay outrageos apartment or house rent just to get away from the dorms. I think that its not insanely bad but still prices are quite high for a college student.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: The parties are there and easy to find if you want to find them but not overwhelming to the point that you feel like you have to be partying. I think that the cops enforce the drinking a little to much and that forces kids to make more of a decision on whehter to go out or not.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It is your average college town with the variety of fast food options with ocasional home town options.

3 College Senior

Administration: the cops are just looking to bust people in order to make some money off of fines. I understand there has to be safety but I was pulled over plenty of times for "violations" but really they were just in order to see if I was drinking or not.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: I really like the variety. It seems to fit anyones need from those who are trying to eat healthy to those who are looking to enjoy themselves a little more. The only downside is the expense of the Rock Cafe.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It is tough getting money at any college in order to pay for tution. I was shocked to recieve some suprise charges but it was nothing outstanding. Colleges are quick to take your money but make it a hassel to give you anything in return.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Any college is looking to make money off of you but Ferris makes it possible for anyone looking to stay in the dorms. I was forced to live in the dorms my first semester and it is obviously going to be more expensive but they had options to make it cheaper and that was something that I enjoyed. The dorms seemed to be a little out dated and also need to have a detailed cleaning in the summer.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i received good tips and got the financial aid i needed last year

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: So much cheaper than living on campus prices vary

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I've had some bad experiences with some of the profs but not really related to the school policies

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: you get tired of the rock after a while and the UC has really bad food

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus in the dorms is great, the dorms are big enough, the bathrooms have enough space. the distance to everything is pretty close and the people you live with are respectable

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I didn't seem to have any problems with this so I assume it's good

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The location to the hall is convenient but the price is obnoxious

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The rooms are too small and the price is unreal for having to share

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's not a lot of clean places to choose some so don't wear anything too nice

1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are very few places everything is unhealthy and fried


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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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