Ferris State University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Ferris State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,050 out of 10,297 applicants or 78% 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 easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,847 4,450 10,297
Accepted 4,680 3,370 8,050
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 78%
Enrolled 1,007 960 1,967
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 28% 24%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Ferris State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Ferris State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ferris State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. 14 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 950 1170
SAT Reading 460 580
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 25
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >87%
21 to 24 Avg + 78%-87%
19 to 21 Avg - 70%-78%
17 to 19 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 17 Low <60%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >86%
1060 to 1170 Avg + 78%-86%
950 to 1060 Avg - 68%-78%
840 to 950 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 840 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Ferris State University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ferris State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.

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