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Ferris State University Admission Requirements

Big Rapids, Michigan

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Chances of getting into Ferris State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.6%
Admission Difficulty for Ferris State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Ferris State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #41 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,949 out of 9,175 applicants were admitted making Ferris State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Ferris State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Ferris State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Ferris State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Ferris State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1050

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ferris State University?

Ferris State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ferris State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >92%
1050 to 1170 Avg + 87%-92%
930 to 1050 Avg - 80%-87%
810 to 930 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 810 Low <70%
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Ferris State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Ferris State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Ferris State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ferris State University?

Admission data indicates that Ferris State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferris State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ferris State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >92%
21 to 25 Avg + 87%-92%
18 to 21 Avg - 81%-87%
15 to 18 Reach 73%-81%
Less than 15 Low <73%
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Ferris State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.29*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Ferris State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Ferris State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ferris State University was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.29 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ferris State University accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ferris State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.29 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Ferris State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,458 3,717 9,175
Accepted 4,754 3,195 7,949
Acceptance Rate 87% 86% 87%
Enrolled 992 900 1,892
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 28% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ferris State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ferris State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ferris State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169910 IPEDS survey data for Ferris State University.

FAQs

Does Ferris State University prefer SAT or ACT?

91% of students submit their SAT scores to Ferris State University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Ferris State University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Ferris State University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Ferris State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1170. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Ferris State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.