Ferris State University

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Engineering, Cyber Security, Video Game Design

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, Duolingo: 90+

  • Social Media

About Ferris State University

Ferris State University is dedicated to providing unique programs, practical experience, and community engagement. Affordable tuition and scholarship opportunities make a Ferris degree a valuable investment. Founded in 1884 and located on the west side of Michigan, Ferris State University has a vibrant, safe and friendly campus.

Programs and Internships

Ferris State University offers programs in engineering, technology, business, health professions, education & human services, and liberal arts & sciences. Some Ferris majors are not offered at any other university in Michigan or the United States. More than 89 percent of the degrees awarded at Ferris align with an in-demand occupation. Great examples of in-demand and specialized programs include Digital Animation and Game Design, Information Security and Intelligence, Health Information Management, HVACR Engineering Technology & Energy Management, and Plastics Engineering Technology. Explore over 190 different programs.

Employers want more than a college degree – they want job candidates with experience. Ferris State makes sure students are set up for success. Internships, competitions, networking opportunities and industry advisory boards will make your education and skillset relevant. Seventy percent of Ferris State students participate in internships related to their majors and enter the job market with an advantage.


Ferris State University is pleased to offer the Woodbridge N. Ferris Scholarship opportunities for students entering college for the first time. These scholarships are automatically awarded to international students who are academically eligible. Scholarship amounts are determined by evaluating both a student’s high school transcript and a submitted score (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, or SAT). Students can earn over $12,000 in academic scholarships per year.

Student Resources

Ferris State has support services and resources to help students succeed. Premier support resources include:

  • Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE) – Allows you to access information and get research assistance from subject specialists.
  • Academic Support Center – Provides free tutoring sessions and study skills advice.
  • Writing Center – Offers free help to improve written communication skills.
  • Structured learning Assistance Program – Provides extra assistance in numerous courses.
  • Center for Leadership Activities and Career Services – Supports you in campus engagement opportunities and in your search for internships and careers.

International students can count on the Office of International Education to provide a comprehensive orientation that includes airport pick-up, move-in, shopping, and advising. This office is the primary resource for immigration services, international student support, and cultural activities.

Ferris State University offers a choice between 15 residence halls including dormitories, suites, and apartments. Students have easy access to dining halls, laundry, advisors, and lots of activities.


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Ferris State University
Office of International Education
1301 S. State Street IRC 134
Big Rapids MI 49307
P: + 1 231 591 2450
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