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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

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Ferris State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Ferris State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Ferris State University is 82%.  It ranks #35 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Ferris State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 7,076 out of 8,581 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 940/1160 ACT 18/26). Ferris State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Ferris State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Ferris State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
940-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT 
91%
SAT Scores for Ferris State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Ferris State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1160
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 830. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Ferris State University ranks #22 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ferris State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1160 and Above Good >90%
1050 to 1160 Avg + 82%-90%
940 to 1050 Avg - 71%-82%
830 to 940 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 830 Low <56%
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Ferris State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-26 
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 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferris State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ferris State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
22 to 26 Avg + 82%-90%
18 to 22 Avg - 71%-82%
14 to 18 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 14 Low <56%
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Ferris State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.3
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 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ferris State University accepts 82% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Ferris State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,227 3,354 8,581
Accepted 4,392 2,684 7,076
Acceptance Rate 84% 80% 82%
Enrolled 825 715 1,540
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 27% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ferris State University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

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

82% 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 940 and 1160. 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 26. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.