Overview

Applicants
9,457
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.22

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
969
with Terminal Degree
296

531
Men
438
Women
83
Minority
18
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
30%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Construction Management
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Printing Management
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Community College Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician (ACH/ACR/ACHR/HRAC/HVAC/AC Technology)
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Writing, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Care and Support Services Management

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing Administration
  • Optometry (OD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Precision Production

  • Tool and Die Technology/Technician
  • Welding Technology/Welder

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drawing
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music Management
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
U.S. Congresswoman

John Hare
ABC Radio President

Paul Boyer
Meijer Inc. Vice President and Co-CEO

Elizabeth Peacock
Ford Motor Co. Director, HR Bus. Operations Manf.

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
30%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,555

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,645

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,560

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,930

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,790

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,710
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,080
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,576

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,261
Out of State
5%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

1.61%
Asian
7.10%
African-American
3.29%
Hispanic
80.93%
Caucasian
4.04%
Unknown
2.14%
International

51% female
49% male
5% are out of state
71% are full time
29% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Director
Eunice Merwin

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psycho-educational report: WAIS and KTEA or WRAT or WIAT or Woodcock-Johnson Battery.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
AD/HD Behavior Checklist Report must contain a diagnosis, scores and/or results of behavior ratings, the evaluator's credentials

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
18

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
15

4% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Bulldogs)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bulldogs)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/studentlife/Minoritywc/lgbta/lgbtalinks.htm

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Central Michigan University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
212

Average Number of PC's per Lab
8

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Computers

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Louann Kirkpatrick
Student Services Representative

Address
1201 S. State Street CSS Building
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone
1-800-4 Ferris


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
FLITE Library
Student Recreation Center
Card Wildlife Center
Center for Student Services
Ewigleben Ice Arena

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Manistee National Forest
Muskegon River
Caberfae Ski Area

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:30 am M-F, some Saturdays & Friday 2:30
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Variable

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus Service, Taxi Service, closest airport Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
See Vistor Website: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/visitors/homepage.htm

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Super 8 Country and Suites Quality Inn & Suites
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Key Stats

9,457
Applicants
13,261
Size
71%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists