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Ferris State, founded in 1884, is a public university of career-oriented education. Programs are offered through the Michigan College of Optometry and the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Services, Pharmacy and Technology. Its 600-acre campus is located in Big Rapids, 50 miles from Grand Rapids.

Website: www.ferris.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,184
Undergraduate
Students
(52.9%) 5,920 Women
(47.1%) 5,264 Men
1,288
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 9,175 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$24,515
Tuition and Fees
$12,930
Room and Board
$10,044
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$14,500
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,590
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
570
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Big Rapids Population
10,517
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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