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Ferris State University Student Life

Ferris State University is on a 930-acre campus in a small town setting in Big Rapids, Michigan, not far from Grand Rapids. Ferris State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Ferris State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Ferris State University has a thriving Student American Dental Hygiene Association. In fact, more students participate in Student American Dental Hygiene Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Ferris State University include Pre-Pharm D, American Pharmacist Association, Student Nurses Association and American Marketing Association

The Ferris State University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Music Takes Action, and The Big Event.

Ferris State University Housing

Ferris State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Ferris State University students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at Ferris State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ferris State University. There are 3,64 spots available in on-campus housing for all 11,184 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,539 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Ferris State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Ferris State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Ferris State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Ferris State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Ferris State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Ferris State University, take Highway 131 to Big Rapids, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Gerald R. Ford International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Ferris State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Ferris State University Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

70%

Full Time

30%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

8%

6%

4%

1%

1%

1%

0.47%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

11,184

Graduate Students

1,288

Non-Resident / International Students

146

Ferris State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,472

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,710

Out-of-State

$13,710

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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