Ferris State University
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Address: 1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307, USA
Tel: +1 231-591-2450
Email: international@ferris.edu
Website: https://www.ferris.edu/

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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 in Michigan, Ferris State University has a vibrant, safe and friendly campus.


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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 Information Security and Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Animation and Game Design, Automotive Engineering Technology, and Plastics Engineering Technology. Find specialized STEM graduate programs in Data Science Analytics and Information Security. 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.


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Scholarships and Tuition

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 one submitted score (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, ACT, or SAT). Students can earn up to $10,000 in academic scholarships per year.

See all scholarships here: www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/admision/financialaid/scholarship/Incoming/incoming-international.htm

Scholarship Amount GPA (out of 4.0) Test Score (only one score required)
$10,000 per year 3.9 96 TOEFL / 7.5 IELTS / 120 Duolingo
$6,000 per year 3.7 88 TOEFL / 7.0 IELTS / 115 Duolingo
$5,000 per year 3.5 80 TOEFL / 6.5 IELTS / 110 Duolingo
$3,500 per year 3.4 74 TOEFL / 6.5 IELTS / 105 Duolingo
$2,000 per year 3.25 67 TOEFL / 6.0 IELTS / 100 Duolingo
$1,500 per year 3.0 65 TOEFL / 6.0 IELTS / 95 Duolingo

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.


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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.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online application here and select the International – All Degree Levels option
  • Report your English score (TOEFL 61/IELTS 5.5/Duolingo 90)
  • Send official high school transcripts
  • Send official bank statement that shows you have enough funds to study in the US ($32,000)
  • Send a copy of passport

Graduate applicants have additional requirements: higher English score (TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5/Duolingo 105), university transcripts, academic letters of reference, resume, and a statement of purpose. The MS in Information Security and Intelligence program also requires the GRE (students with relevant professional/academic experience or high GPA may qualify for a waiver).