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A Unique Campus

Ferris State University - Grand Rapids is certainly not your ordinary campus. Where else can students and faculty frag each other during rounds of Unreal Tournament and apply that knowledge to original level designs? What other program encourages students to play different games in their off-time as "research?"

Ferris - Grand Rapids is one of 19 Ferris State University locations whose community of students share many classes throughout the day. Students quickly get to know everyone and their respective talents and often work on both personal and class projects together. It’s always interesting to find out who’s working on what and which projects are coming to fruition. Students usually spend a large amount of time in the computer labs working on projects and finishing homework. It’s a great place to get help and constructive criticism on your work. Fortunately, there is always time for a quick game to relieve stress.

Though not a traditional campus, Ferris State University – Grand Rapids offers several social activities and events to help expand your social horizons. We play host to various guest speakers and workshops during the semester and there is a growing number of student run organizations.


Housing in the heart of downtown is available so that students can take advantage of all Grand Rapids has to offer. Through our partnership with Rockford Construction, we offer dorm-style living in the beautiful 5 Lyon building. Efficiencies, one, two-, three-, or four-bedroom units are available with the ability to choose your roommates or go through our roommate placement program. Either way, all tenants will have an individual lease. Apartments range from $455 to $655 per person per month. For more information, please call Commerce Realty at (616) 454-7700. Visit the 5 Lyon website for details. If you are interested in a tour, please contact the Ferris Grand Rapids office at (616) 451-4777 to set up an appointment. Other Grand Rapids area housing options: