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Move forward fast at Ferris State

Accelerate Your Life

Move forward fast at Ferris State


You're going places fast

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We're here for those who can't wait to get started. Get your hands dirty. Get experience. Get where you're going faster. Make your move at Ferris State.

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Bulldog Basics

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Degree programs to ignite your career


Current students across Michigan


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Major Momentum

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Your major will move you forward at the speed of industry. Explore them all to find your path.

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Combine creative prowess with technical expertise and prepare you to launch your career in this booming industry.

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Join the cybersecurity world and prepare to embark on a career as a cybersecurity professional, digital forensic investigator and much more.

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Few careers give you the opportunity to have such a powerful and direct impact on the lives of others. in this career path.

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The Bulldog Life

Bulldog Life

Student Orgs

From club sports to the Ukulele Club, our student orgs fuel the fun on campus. Find one of our 220+ orgs that matches your vibe and let the adventures begin.

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Epic Events

From concerts and comedians to campus traditions, events are the pulse of life as a Bulldog. Get ready to make memories that last a lifetime.

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Student Housing

More than a place to stay, your residence hall is your home base for unforgettable experiences and a front-row seat to the heart of campus life.

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Welcome to Big Rapids

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Ferris State Bulldogs call Big Rapids, Mich. home. Here you'll find big resources wrapped up in small town charm. Whether you want to hit the trails for an outdoor adventure or you're looking for a cozy spot for a coffee downtown, you'll find your spot in Big Rapids.

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We've got your back

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Fast-track your success with our personalized academic support resources.


At Ferris Sate, your advisors will be your personal co-pilot. They'll know you by name, they'll know where you want to go, and they'll guide you down whichever extraordinary path you want to take.


Unlock your academic superpowers with Ferris State's free tutoring. Our expert tutors are your sidekicks and tutoring is your secret weapon.


Beginnings are important. Every year, Bulldog Beginnings gives you the chance to dive in to life at Ferris State. Meet other Bulldogs, explore resources, make connections, and start your year right.



Bulldogs are Champions

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Ice, court, field, classroom and beyond - Bulldogs are champions everywhere they go. Schedule a campus visit, then stay for a game and help us cheer the Dawgs to victory.

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  National Champions NCAA DII Football 2022
  National Champions NCAA DII Football 2021
  National Champions NCAA DII Basketball 2018

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Application Deadline

Ferris State offers a rolling application deadline. This means you can apply anytime before a semester starts. We're ready to help you succeed whenever you're ready to move forward.