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Ferris State University

School Profile

  • Ferris State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Big Rapids, MI
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  • Acceptance Rate: N/A
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 12,245
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,139
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 11,863
Graduate Students: 595

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Auto Body Repair
  • Associate of Automotive Technology
  • Associate of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Associate of CAD/CADD Drafting/Design
  • Associate of Civil Engineering/Technology
  • Associate of Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Associate of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Associate of Dental Hygiene
  • Associate of Desktop Publishing
  • Associate of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate of Engineering - General
  • Associate of Funeral Services/Mortuary Science
  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of Heating/A.C./Refrigeration
  • Associate of Horticulture, Ornamental
  • Associate of Industrial Electronics
  • Associate of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Associate of Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Medical Records Technology
  • Associate of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Associate of Prelaw
  • Associate of Pre-optometry
  • Associate of Prepharmacy
  • Associate of Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate of Social Work A,BScience Technologies* Chemical Technology
  • Associate of Tool/Die Technology
  • Associate of Welding Technology
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Finance
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business administration/leadership-organizational development
  • Bachelor of Business Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of E-Commerce
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Energy Systems
  • Bachelor of English Composition
  • Bachelor of English Literature (British)
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Furniture design
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Hospitality/Recreation Marketing
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Printing Management
  • Bachelor of Professional golf management
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Technical/Business Writing
  • Bachelor of Telecommunications
  • Certificate of Computer/Systems Security
  • Certificate of Medical Insurance Coding
  • Certificate of Phlebotomy
  • Certificate of Restaurant/Catering Management
  • Certificate of Sales/Selling Skills

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $9,480
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $16,770

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 61


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bulldogs


  • Ranked #72 Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • Ranked #155 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #22 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #435 Nursing
  • Ranked #61 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #21 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #90 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #18 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #35 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

1201 South State Street, CSS 201
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2714
(231) 591-2100
(800) 433-7747
Fax: (231) 591-3944
Contact: Kristen Salomonson
Dean of Enrollment Services

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 53%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 53%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 17,901
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 9,472
Female applicants accepted N/A
Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment 2,017
Female freshman enrollment 997
Male freshman enrollment 1,020
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 97%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-25

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