Ferris State University is dedicated to providing unique programs and practical experience. 

Affordable tuition and scholarship opportunities make a Ferris degree a valuable investment. Founded in 1884 and located in Michigan, Ferris State University provides students with a safe and friendly campus. Ferris State University has over 190 different degree programs in Engineering, Technology, Business, Health Professions, Education, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. 70% of students participate in internships related to their majors and enter the job market with an advantage.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 86%
  • Average ACT score: 18-25
  • Average SAT score: 930-1170
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Film/Cinema Studies, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Information Sciences/Systems, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://www.ferris.edu/catalog/current/index.htm


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $29,800


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

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