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 thirteen thousand students are enrolled at Ferris State University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 930 (25th percentile) - 1170 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. 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 2.89 - 3.33. Ferris State University admits roughly 90 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 24 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 2021 is going to be around 76%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ferris.edu.

Overall Ferris State University (FSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ferris State University was reported as 86.6% in Fall 2020 with over 9,180 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: 18 - 25
  • FSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for FSU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.7%
  • 2017-2018: 74.2%
  • 2018-2019: 80.9%
  • 2019-2020: 86.6%
  • Projected FSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 75.8%

How Does Ferris State University (FSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for FSU is fifty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Central Michigan University69.5%
Davenport University81.9%
Saginaw Valley State University73.2%
University of Michigan-Flint66.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ferris State University (FSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 590
Math460 - 580
Total Score930 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 26
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 25
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