1201 South State Street CSS201 Big Rapids, MI 49307 231-591-2100
http://www.ferris.edu admissions@ferris.edu
About Ferris State University
  • Year of Foundation 1884
  • Size of Campus 880 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 11,437
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 47%, 53%, 5%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $7,200 in-state, $14,640 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,220
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 11,030
The mission of the Ferris State University Alumni Association is to generate and sustain the life long interest and involvement of alumni, students, friends, and supporters at Ferris State University in the programs and activities of the University and the Association and to encourage and support the commitment of alumni and friends to the University's mission and goals. We connect over 100,000 alumni around the world through the Ferris Alumni Online Community at ferrisalumni.org, our Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn and our Ferris Alumni mobile app. Look for "Ferris State Crib Sheet" or follow this link: http://www.mycribsheet.com/ferris.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Ferris Fest, January Jams, Bulldog Bonanza, International Festival, Homecoming Week, Greek Week, BGC Step Show, Autumn Alive Concert, Ferris Finest Talent Show
  • Percent students who are frat members 6%
  • Number of honor societies Eta Sigma Delta, Golden Key International Honour Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta, Lambda Sigma, National Residence Hall Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha National Honor Society, Phi Lambda Sigma, Sigma Lambda Chi
  • Number of students in fraternities 8
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Christian Fellowship, Alpha Omega, Athletes in Action, Auctus, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, Fellowship of Christian Students, Gospel Choir, HIS House Christian Fellowship, Lutheran Student Organization, M
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Organization, BLACK - Black Leaders Aspiring to Critical Knowledge, Hispanic Student Organization, International Student Organization, YBBW - You Beautiful Black Women, Black Greek Council, National Society of
  • Setting Rural
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 8
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Distance to nearest bus Big Rapids
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Grand Rapids (60), Detroit (210)
  • Distance to nearest train Grand Rapids (55)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 66
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 27%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 43%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 71%
Campus Services
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,953
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 14,515
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 346,089
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number of e-books 21,462
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Katke Golf Course, Michigan Art Walk, National Elastomer Center for Rubber & Plastics Technology, Presidential Art Collection, The Corporate & Professional Development Center, Card Wildlife Education Center, and the Jim Crow Museum
  • Number Of Microforms 3,657,993
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 1 year 91%
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Student Employment Highest Amount Earn Per Year From On Campus Job
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Central Michigan University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 23%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village