Overview

Applicants
10,883
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.26

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores


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

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
952
with Terminal Degree
0

513
Men
439
Women

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
24%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • 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
  • Insurance
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Sports Communication

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • 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
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Geography 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

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • 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
  • 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

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • 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 and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Long Term Care Administration/Management
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Optometry (OD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • 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

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • 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

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other

  • Precision Production

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

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Chemical Technology/Technician

  • Security and Protective Services

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

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • 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
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Chris Kunitz
NHL Pittsburg Penguins, 2x Stanley Cup Champion

Jeff Hephner
Prominent Television/Movie Actor

Jeff Blashill
Head Coach of Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey Team

Vivian Pickard
General Motor's Director of Detroit Community Partnership

Denise Beachy
President of Hamlock Semiconductor

Phil Hagerman
Chairman & CEO of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.

Butch Jones
Head Coach of University of Tennessee Football Team

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
24%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 9

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,770

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,890

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,600

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,710

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,615

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,760
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,640
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$914

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,422
Transportation for Commuters
$1,220

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,652
Comprehensive Fee

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
12,866
Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

2.07%
Asian
7.47%
African-American
4.69%
Hispanic
79.52%
Caucasian
1.27%
Unknown

54% female
46% male
7% are out of state
71% are full time
29% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
26%
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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Educational Counseling & Disabilities Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Marie Yowtz

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
240
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
10

2% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

23% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

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

Sustainability

72/99

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
95

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
No

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
Linda Hayes
Student Services Representative

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

Phone
800-433-7747

Email
admissions@ferris.edu

Experience College Life

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

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

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
800-433-7747

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. M, T, TH, F, some Saturdays
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Variable

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

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,Ferris shuttle to and from Grand Rapids

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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