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Ferris State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD+ Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityD- Extra CurricularsC
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Date: May 18 2010
Major: Political Science (This Major's Salary over time)
Let's start out with the positives:

The people here are friendly, for the most part. I haven't any real assholes during my time here. Ferris is mainly a "career-oriented" school, if you will—renowned for their Radiology, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Plastics programs, to name a few. The campus is actually pretty nice looking, especially in the spring.


There are some people that Ferris accepts who really just should've never gotten into college—they literally can't string two sentences together. Although not the biggest party school in the state (that title goes to CMU) there really isn't -anything- to do in Big Rapids besides drink. Parking is a serious issue…there's not enough of it, and even if you find a space, DPS (campus security) will, more likely than not, ticket you for an infraction you may or may not have committed. Regarding my program, Political Science, there are less than 50 people, many of whom are graduating this year. Right now, the program is basically a Public Administration program, with a Political Science title; not enough people were majoring in Public Admin, so they simply changed the name and that was that. Which explains why current Poli/Sci students here are required to take more management and accounting classes than they are actual *political science* classes. Not that there are that many offered, anyway. This will all change in about 2011, when they are revamping the program to make it more of an actual Political Science degree, so for incoming students, that's good news. Of course, us who are already here and are taking courses towards our major…not so much..

Bottom Line:

If you're going into Liberal Arts&Sciences, I would discourage you from coming here. These programs take a backseat to the more "technical" majors, so you're getting a second-rate education, and for what? The closest town with anything to do is Grand Rapids, and that's an hour away. Just…do yourself a favor. Go to a school that cares about your major, and will do you some good after you graduate.

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