Ferris State University Admission RequirementsBig Rapids, Michigan
Chances of getting into Ferris State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Ferris State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,320 out of 10,284 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 64 percent. Ferris State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Ferris State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT91%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1055 to 1170||Avg +||81%-88%|
|940 to 1055||Avg -||71%-81%|
|825 to 940||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 825||Low||<60%|
Ferris State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT21%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #24 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferris State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>89%|
|22 to 26||Avg +||81%-89%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||73%-81%|
|16 to 19||Reach||63%-73%|
|Less than 16||Low||<63%|
Avg. High School GPA3.29*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need 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 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||26%||23%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply65
Applicants have 65 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Ferris State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Ferris State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
91% of students submit their SAT scores to Ferris State University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1170. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.