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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a public, state college in the town of Big Rapids, Michigan. Ferris State University was founded in 1884. The college enrolls around 10,484 students a year, including 9,248 undergraduates.

Ferris State University Acceptance Rate

It is not difficult to get into Ferris State University. The acceptance rate at Ferris State University is 85%. In 2022, 8,884 out of 10,480 total applicants were accepted.

Ferris State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 66%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Visit Ferris State University

Ferris State University is locatedin Big Rapids, Michigan, in the city of Grand Rapids.

If you want to see Ferris State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 131 to Big Rapids, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Gerald R. Ford International.

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College Info

1201 South State Street Big Rapids, MI 49307

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ferris State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ferris State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ferris State University is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ferris State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1050


Math SAT Range

460 - 570


Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1050 and Above


910 to 1050


910 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ferris State University students is 980. Applicants with SAT scores of 1050 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ferris State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1050 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ferris State University.

Ferris State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Ferris State University is like? There are approximately 10,484 students enrolled at Ferris State University, including 9,248 undergraduate students and 1,236 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from MI and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


In State



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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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