Ferris State University

1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2251

About Ferris State University

Ferris State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards at least 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within a professional field other than business or education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate12,595
Student Age% Under 2573%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time72%
 % Part-time28%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.7%
 % Black6.4%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.9%
 % Race Unknown7.3%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted54%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled33%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,930
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,900
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid93%
 % Undergraduates with Loans75%
 % Undergraduates with Grants77%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,020
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,180
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,180
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,604
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,604
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,870

Neighborhood Data for the Big Rapids Area

Median Age21.6
Median Household Income$21,883
Total Population10,655
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total52.9% 47.1%
 Age 0-951.3%48.7%
 Age 10-1742.0%58.0%
 Age 18-2456.6%43.4%
 Age 25-2963.5%36.5%
 Age 30-3956.2%43.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White86.2%
 % Black7.5%
 % Asian2.7%
 % Latino2.5%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,180
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,180
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$542
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%50.2%22.2%
 $500 to $7490.0%44.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%1.8%22.6%
 Over $10000.0%3.1%0.0%
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