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Architecture and Sustainability

Students from around the world come to Ferris State University to study unique, career-focused programs. International applicants can learn more here and contact International Admissions for assistance. 

The Ferris State University Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Sustainability progresses through a social and cultural context of community planning that values responsible approaches to resource management and the environment. This educational framework provides a comprehensive understanding of issues on a social and global scale, highlighting humanity’s role in shaping the community and environment.

Admission requirements: GPA 2.75

ACT/SAT is not required but encouraged for course placement and scholarship eligibility.

Course pathway: In their first two years, students will complete the Architectural Technology associate degree. Upon completion of the associate program with a 2.75 GPA and portfolio review, students will move into the final two years of the bachelor program.

Small Town Studio: As a student in the Small Town Studio, you will experience real clients and real projects. You will work closely with faculty and fellow students on small town architectural problems. You will be engaged in creativity and independence to solve these problems through an integrated design process. The student learning outcome of this opportunity is immeasurable and life-changing.

 How to Apply:

  • Complete the online application (including the $30 USD application fee):
  • Mail official high school transcripts
  • Mail official bank statement that shows you have enough funds to study in the US ($34,600)
  • Report your English score to Ferris using the university code 1222 (TOEFL 61/IELTS 5.5) OR join the Intensive English Program before starting your academic program
  • Send a copy of passport
Mail all required documents to:
Ferris State University
Office of International Education
1301 S. State Street IRC 134
Big Rapids, MI 49307 USA

Scholarships: International and domestic students are awarded scholarships based on academic eligibility.  First-time students can receive between $1,500 and $12,630 per year based on grade point average and test scores (ACT, SAT). Transfer students can receive between $2,500 and $5,500 based on grade point average.

English Language: The English Proficiency Policies at Ferris State University offers conditional acceptance to ISI and all academic programs for students who need to first fulfill thier language requirement.

Contact the Office of International Education for help with an international student application. Submit a request for more information or chat live with the Ferris admission team.