Ferris State University (FSU)

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Ferris State University can be found in Big Rapids, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over fifteen thousand students are enrolled at Ferris State University.

The majority of students that got into Ferris State University have scored in-between 19 to 24 on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Ferris State University (FSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. Ferris State University admits roughly 80 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 25 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Ferris State University (FSU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 71%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ferris.edu.

Overall Ferris State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ferris State University was reported as 75.9% in Fall 2013 with over 10,700 applications submitted to FSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FSU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • FSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Ferris State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into FSU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for FSU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 54.8%
  • 2010-2011: 53.9%
  • 2011-2012: 77.4%
  • 2012-2013: 70.9%
  • 2013-2014: 75.9%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.7%

How Does Ferris State University (FSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for FSU is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Davenport University91.7%
Saginaw Valley State University78.8%
University of Michigan-Flint78.1%
Concordia University-Wisconsin69.9%
Marquette University57.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ferris State University (FSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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