FSU, Ferris

Ferris State University

1201 S State Street, Big Rapids, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2
  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    28
  • Previously Enrolled
    94

Overview of Ferris State University (FSU, Ferris)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:12,504
    • Men:5,939 (47.5%)
    • Women:6,565 (52.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (FSU, Ferris)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ferris State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1201 South State Street
City, State, Zip
Big Rapids, MI  49307
Phone
(231) 591-2100
Fax
(231) 591-2978
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 9,926 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 5,680 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 4,246 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,817 (25%) of 7,361 admitted students enrolled
Women
933 (22%) of 4,284 admitted students enrolled
Men
884 (29%) of 3,077 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
480-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FSU, Ferris)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,180|Out-of-state: $18,270
  • Room & Board: - $9,894 (82.46374395732622%)
  • Other Expences: - $914 (7.617936322720453%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,190 (9.918319719953326%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ferris State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002260
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,683 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,378 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,373 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
240 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$13,160
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,145 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,640
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,024 (74.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,710
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,214 (88.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
303 (17.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,380

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,149 (91.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,335 (77.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,297 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
984 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$11,610
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,073 (80.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,130
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,913 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,870
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,130 (65.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,270 (14.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,350

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,600
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,372

Academics & Instruction (FSU, Ferris)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


551

Part-Time Faculty


365

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


28%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
643,832

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1723
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ferris State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


22.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.0%

Programs & Majors (FSU, Ferris)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (88)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advertising
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drawing
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music Management
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Photography
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printing Management
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Art Education, Master of Science in Career and Technical Education, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (24)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Human Services
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Photography
  • Project Management
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management

Campus Life (FSU, Ferris)

Location & Geography

Population


10,517

Nearest Metropolitan Area


941 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Grand Rapids

Weather


Temperature
17.7 average low in January, 75.6 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Bus Station
Big Rapids
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Crimson and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, ice hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ferris State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student american dental hygiene association, pre-pharm d, american pharmacist association, student nurses association, american marketing association

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,469

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
12,504
Women
6,565
Men
5,939

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 7.6% Black/African-American
  • 5.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.1% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 49 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


1,294

Student Resources (FSU, Ferris)

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