Ferris State University

1,811 reviews
  1. Big Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Ferris State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1201 S State St
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Website

Ferris State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,602/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,259/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,502/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,238/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,634/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,434/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.131 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,105Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • There is a wide variety here. No typical student.
    68%
  • Partier
    16%
  • Most are either partiers or studiers. or both
    10%
  • People who love hockey... it's weird
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.144 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.164 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • You get out what you put in.
    33%
  • Amazing, fun, educational, and creative.
    22%
  • Real world
    16%
  • Better than expected.
    7%
  • Creative
    7%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Amazing
    3%

After Ferris State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

1,811 reviews
  • Excellent
    209
  • Very Good
    641
  • Average
    766
  • Poor
    133
  • Terrible
    62
Ferris is a very cultural driven school. Students at Ferris State University are able to participate in a variety of cultural enrichment activities and community service. This allows students to broaden their spectrum and become aware of other surroundings. Community service allows students to better the community and its also a good resume builder. Ferris State University has an amazing Honors Program that focuses on community service and culture. Ferris is an overall good school and I would recommend this school to anyone!
  • Junior
  • 28 days ago
Horrible school! Ferris is a horrible school! Students are all hicks and from small rural areas. They are not open to anything, very close minded and not accepting! Faculty are very bias and are also from rural areas. They are not cultured or well informed about the current events outside of Big Rapids. There are good educational programs, however, admin and faculty are hard to work with! Everyone wears camouflage and the only activity they partake in is hunting or fishing. People here are extremes. The town itself has nothing much. There is one bar, WalMart and Applebees. Before choosing to go to Ferris, rethink what you want from your school. If you like camouflage and hunting, this is your school! If not, rethink your options.
  • College Freshman
  • May 25 2012
I love being part of the Ferris community! There are always things to do and stuff to look forward too. Ferris has an amazing atmosphere as far amazing faculty and students. Everyone is very nice and respectful. The instructors always try to their best to see their students succed. I really can't that the Ferris community enough. I will forever recommend Ferris as an option to friends or other peers. I think Ferris has much to offer to anyone looking to further their education. The academic programs provided here are by far some of the best I've seen. From pharmacy to music management and everything in between; I feel as if everyone can find themselves and what they want to do as a career.
  • Freshman
  • 8 days ago