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Ferris State University

Michigan, United States
  • 501 THE World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 1,251 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 4%
Institution type Public

About Ferris State University

Established in 1884, Ferris State University is, in fact, a public learning institution with an estimated total of 12,866 undergraduate students enrolled in its respective programs. The University is located in the rural area of Big Rapids, Michigan with a campus size that is 935 acres. Ferris State University is ranked 83 in Regional Universities Midwest in the latest 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Furthermore, its most updated overall tuition and fees are RM47,867.40 ($12,180) for in-state, and RM71,801.10 ($18,270) for out-of-state tuition and fees.

At Ferris State University, it provides students with opportunities to achieve bachelor’s degrees in the areas of arts, integrative studies, science, and social work. Not only that, the University also encourages its students to be flexible in their studies by supporting their plight in gaining master’s degrees in several specific study areas such as health and art. Furthermore, students can already survey the working field of their choice with friendly alumni through the Ferris State Torchbearer Society for them to make full use of their time to enhance their studies experience.

Outside of academic classrooms, Ferris State University students are strongly encouraged and supported to join n some of the over 200 campus clubs and even place their pledging to some of the school’s Greek organisaton.

Campus information

When talking about life on campus, there’s a lot to discuss on. Firstly, the student-faculty staff ratio at Ferris State University is 16:1 and looking at this from a bigger picture, it has 42% of its classes with just less than 20 students. The student gender distribution is almost even with 47% and 53% for male and female students respectively.

Some of the most popular and favourite majors among students at Ferris State University include:

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Pharmacy
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Business Administration and Management
  • General and Elementary Education and Teaching

Several facilities that are available for usage on campus include:

Ferris State also partners with industry leaders to maintain state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Its instructional and supportive spaces include the following high-quality facilities:

  • Centers for Welding Excellence and Advanced Manufacturing (Aug. 2018)
  • College of Pharmacy Center for Innovational Learning and Research
  • Dow Interactive Eye Learning Center
  • Library
  • Granger Center for Construction and HVACR
  • Heavy Equipment Lab
  • Information Security and Intelligence Digital Forensics Lab
  • Molecular Diagnostics Lab
  • National Elastomer Center
  • Shimadzu Core Laboratory
  • Television and Digital Media Production Studio


Ferris State University offers a variety of living options including residence halls, suites, and apartments for students to choose from.

Some of these accommodations include:

Residence Halls

  • Smoke-free grounds
  • Rooms are supplied with Ethernet & cable television connections
  • Laundry facilities
  • Small kitchenette
  • Located in : Cramer, North Campus, Cramer, North, South & West

These residence halls consist of 15 units which also comprise of Hall Directors and Resident Advisors who are responsible to ensure that students are comfortable and are active in participating in events. In these residence halls, activities, programmes and meal plans are carried out every year.

East Campus Suites

The suites in this part of campus provide students with fully-furnished suite and complete access anywhere to its grounds. Some of the most striking features about this accommodation are that it provides students with better security through security cameras and keycard access to get into the building, as compared to living off-campus. All utilities provided are inclusive of the price of the suite.


Apartments that are built at Ferris State University are designed to fulfil students feel of convenience throughout their stay on campus. All provided facilities are already inclusive with the price of the accommodation and the location is within walking distance from class. This accommodation also houses students and their families.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 2 Engineering 1 MBA 1


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