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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY - [FSU], BIG RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

Big Rapids, MichiganLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1884Established Year
  13798Enrollment

Ferris State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Started as a joint venture of Woodbridge and Helen Ferris, Ferris State University established in 1884 is a private educational institution offering about 190 degree programs. It began as a school but was later transformed into a state university in 1987. The institute is a reputed name in the US Education System that comprises 8 diverse colleges offering some coveted unparalleled programs like MBA and MS in Criminal Justice.

WIth its main campus located in Big Rapids, Michigan, the institute provides courses at undergraduate, graduate, associate and doctorate level. The university has a student-faculty ratio of 16:1 which ensures maximum room for discussion and individual involvement in the classroom.

Admissions at Ferris State University are offered on a rolling basis round the year and do not follow any strict application deadlines. A nonrefundable fee of 30 USD is charged from all the applicants applying for enrollment at the organization. With an acceptance rate of about 81%, the institute is a lightly competitive university for studying in the USA.

Rankings

As per the recent stats from different surveys, Ferris State University has received the following rankings-

  • 10th Rank in top public universities of Michigan
  • Rank 293-381 amongst National Universities
  • 67th Rank in the best college for criminal justice course in America.
  • 285th in the area of Top Performers of Social Mobility
  • 110th for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingRural
Endowment40.0 million USD
Student Retention Rate72%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Housing Capacity21%
Annual cost of Attendance30,268 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@ferris.edu;
231 591-2100

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Ferris State University has eight different colleges, with the main campus in Big Rapids, Michigan.
  • The 951-acre campus offers more than the basic amenities to ensure safety as well the satisfaction of students. The campus prioritizes the safety of students and has amenities like access to police, medical health services, transportation services, etc. For availing these services anytime, students can keep their contact numbers handy-
  • The university campus comprises 15 residential halls that include all types of residential preferences.
  • More than 220 social, political, athletic and even more diverse student organizations operate on campus that engages students in multiple activities.
  • Apart from the internet and library access essential to the education of students, the university has partnered with a lot of meal providers to better the experience of students on campus.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • Students have the privilege of living on campus at Cramer, North Campus, North Hall, or South and West. These campuses encapsulate halls, suites and apartments to accommodate students.
  • Henderson Hall, Pickell Hall, Puterbaugh, and Ward are four halls reserved only for those who get admitted to the honors programs.
  • The residential halls are equipped with Ethernet, laundry facilities, TV cable connection, kitchenette and are 100% smoke-free.
  • Students can opt for single, double or suite style rooms depending upon what’s feasible to them. The rate list for the traditional living is as follows-
Room TypeRates per month
Double Room606 USD
Double Room without a residency requirement515 USD
Single room800 USD
Single room without a residency requirement680 USD
North hall double room711 USD
  • The suites and apartments are reserved for community or family living. While the suites at East campus are available in the range of 696 to 935 USD per month, West campus apartments usually are available from 650 to 780 USD per month.
  • West Campus offers apartments for family living as well. For a 2 bedroom apartment, the rate is 1058 USD and 1156 USD for a 3 bedroom family apartment. Students must apply for getting the on-campus housing timely.

Courses

  • The institute offers a range of courses for international students including more than 190-degree programs at various levels.
  • At the undergraduate level, students mostly opt for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Social Work, whereas on the graduate level MBA and MS are preferable.
  • Apart from the conventional degree programs, the university also reserves for its student's multiple certificate courses in fields such as Business Intelligence, Accounting, Project Management, etc.
  • Most popular majors include Police & Criminal Science, Business, Nursing and Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Ferris State University Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: Online application at college website

Application Fee: 30 USD

Basic Admission Requirements:

The following documents are needed as per the program requirement for the application process-

  1. Official transcripts for the previous educational institution.
  2. Letters of Recommendation.
  3. Current Resume (for some programs).
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. High-school transcripts.
  6. Financial Guarantee Proof.
  7. Bank statement.
  8. Copy of passport ID page.
  9. English language proficiency
TestsUndergraduate applicants (minimum score)Graduate applicants (minimum score)
TOEFL (Internet-based)6179
IELTS5.56.5
MELAB7272
MSUELT7373
PTE4351
SAT (verbal section)450450
ACT (reading section)1818
ELS112 with C112 with C

MBA program-specific Requirements

The MBA program offered by the institute has some specific requirements apart from the generic ones-

  1. GPA of 3.0 or above on a scale of 4.0
  2. GMAT or GRE scores
  3. Additionally, applicants who have not secured a ‘C’ grade or better in Accounting, Economics, Marketing and Statistics in the last five years must pass the desired test with at least 80% score.

The application for the MBA program must be submitted by February 15, June 15 and October 15 for summer, fall and winter semester respectively.

MS program-specific Requirements

The MS program in Criminal Justice being an important course seeks the satisfaction of following specific requirements-

  1. GPA of 3.0 or above.
  2. Transference of up to 6 credit hours from another accredited graduate program in criminal justice.
  3. Grade lesser than a ‘C’ is not permitted.

Furthermore, all the requirements must be fulfilled within a five year span of applying for the course at Ferris State University.

Ferris State University Cost of Attendance

The tuition fee for international undergraduate applicants is 19,488 USD and for graduate applicants is 951 USD per credit hour.

Ferris State University does provide an estimate of the expense of every student based on his circumstances and budget. An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

Area of expenditureUndergraduate cost (per year)Graduate cost (per year)
Tuition21,042 USD17,280 USD
Room and Board10,043 USD10,043 USD
Other Expenses3,500 USD3,500 USD
Total cost34,585 USD30,823 USD

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Numerous merit-based scholarships for international students to study in the USA are provided by the university. The admission committee decides who gets the merit-based reward depending upon the application drafted.

Some merit based scholarships are President’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Ferris Gold, etc. The reward rates for various studentships are as follows-

Name of ScholarshipsEstimate reward
Founder’s Scholarship12,930-51,720 USD
President’s Scholarship6,000-24,000 USD
Provost’s Scholarship4,500-18,000 USD
Dean’s Scholarship3,500-14,000 USD
Ferris Gold Scholarship2,000-8,000 USD
Ferris Crimson Scholarship1,500-6,000 USD

To avail scholarships, grants or other financial aids, do fill the FAFSA along with the application. If selected, you will receive your reward online.

Alumni Network

The university reserves some exclusive alumni benefits for the plethora of pass outs who have kept their association in the form of alumni. The bonus of being an alumnus at the institute is that one can avail the following services apart from fetching a degree-

  • Alumni are covered under some insurance programs.
  • Travel services.
  • Vacation discounts
  • Auto-rental discounts
  • Shopping connection and also other services registered under Ferris State University.

Notable Alumni of the institute include:

  • Linda Meeuwenberg- Award for excellence in Dental Hygiene by American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
  • Brianna Wise- Recipient of Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers.
  • Terrence Rollins- American Football Association’s Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Placements

The university hosts a career and internship fair for students to present themselves as prospects. The last fair was organized in the fall semester on October 10. Business Administration students are a highlight at career fairs at Ferris State University as they get picked readily if they have the prerequisites.

The institute also has a career center to shape the interests of students and enhance their skills for future prospects. Most of the placement activities are preceded by a test that one needs to pass in order to move ahead. The area of operations is primarily chosen by candidates for job placement.

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Ferris State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population16828
FAFSA Code002260
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$16,482 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10559401170 85%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing535480590-
Mathematics520460580-
ACTCheck Detailed Score221925 33%
English221825-
Mathematics211724-

Ferris State University Acceptance Rate

74.2%

Acceptance Rate

9926

Total Applicants

16828

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

45.8%

Male

54.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.2%
Total Applicants20741
Total Enrolled15381
Graduate
Graduate Programs74.1%
Total Applicants1952
Total Enrolled1447

Ferris State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Ferris State University Enrollment16828
Undergraduate Enrollment15381
Graduate Enrollment1447
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate46.3%

Attendance Cost

$16,482

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,482 / Year
Post Graduate Program$16,632 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$914 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,894 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,120 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,128 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,272 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,728 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,728 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Dentistry ProgramsAmerican Dental Association
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ProgramsAmerican Optometric Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1196269215041-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

9.3/10

9/10academic
8/10infrastructure
9/10placements
10/10faculty
10/10extracurricular
10/10accommodation

Reviews

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Anna, USA Marketing
Ferris State University
Current student , Batch : 2022
9.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT AT FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

I heard it had a good business school and great faculty! The tour was also beautiful. Peers and staff were very welcoming. It felt like the right fit and they work very hard to help new students merge into college life.


Course Curriculum - 

So far the course curriculum has been great, and accurate to real-world situations and jobs. I have had lots of hands-on experience and haven't felt like I'm learning anything pointless. I feel like I am being well prepared for the job I want.

9 /10
academic
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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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placement
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extracurricular
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1201 S. State Street, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
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Bus Station

Bond Court (Ferris State - Big Rapids)0.23 Km
Cedar & S Michigan (Ferris)0.73 Km
Big Rapids (Enterprise/Save a Lot)181.19 Km

Restaurant

Panera Bread0.31 Km
The Rock Cafe0.32 Km
Long John Silver's0.55 Km
Domino's Pizza0.58 Km
Little Caesars Pizza0.68 Km
Subway Restaurants0.9 Km
Founders Grille at Katke1.21 Km
Blue Cow1.75 Km
Bernie's Place1.89 Km
Shell2.3 Km
Culver's2.5 Km
Ruby Tuesday2.68 Km
Gypsy Nickel Lounge2.82 Km
Green's Edge Restaurant2.88 Km
Cruzin Open Road Performance3.54 Km
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Book Store

Ferris State University Bookstore0.64 Km

Super Market

Family Dollar1.82 Km
Walmart Supercenter2.16 Km
ALDI2.38 Km
Meijer2.75 Km

Airport

Roben-Hood Airport - KRQB4.98 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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