Ferris State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.08 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 14,715 (13,348 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $6,324 in-state; $9,480 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

The Master's of Healthcare Administration is a great program for students who want to get into management or leadership. It allows you to pick your type of leadership style and give you the skills to practice it in the real world. The only bad thing is that you need to meet online together at a certain time every three weeks. I was not aware of this when I signed up. You need to be available at a certain time. This is a mandatory thing in order to pass.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2020

Ferris State University's college of pharmacy is a good but challenging program with a solid curriculum. Some changes are in the works to improve some of the rockier points, but those should be resolved relatively soon. While the college of pharmacy itself is a strong program within the university, FSU's upper administration often times has students scratching their heads wondering why anyone would think these decisions make sense. For instance, it doesn't take a business major to see that shutting down a dorm, leaving the building erect and unused, building a new dorm, despite a steady decline in enrollment, thereby increasing tuition, is not a way to interest more students to attend your institution. These students will see the increase in tuition and choose another in-state school, because they feel the effect of these students near a lake (if this isn't clear enough, you might as well just stick to Ferris anyway), who has had an increase in enrollment as of late. Sorry administrators but in a world where dollars matter, with this move, it really shouldn't have come as a surprise to you that enrollment continues to decline as you jack up tuition. Speaking of tuition, don't expect to actually be offered everything the FAFSA says you might expect in terms of aid. You'll get your Direct Unsubsidized loans but forget about the Direct Subsidized loans, which would help you not HAVE to work during school. But you won't get them so you'll have to work and then get grilled about your academic performance and be told you need to work less than the 35 hours a week you have to put into a job to even afford rent and bills. But oh, not to worry! You can always apply for Grad PLUS and private loans that you don't have enough credit for. Oh, and scholarships that are allegedly need based but only if your GPA is at particular minimum because you should have heeded their advice and chosen to live in a cardboard box under an overpass to focus on your classes more. FinAid isn't there to help you. They're there to make money for the university by offering only the highest rate loans with as little actual aid as possible. So, in summary, Pharmacy program is good and the sharp edges are being smoothed. The university as a whole needs administrators who actually understand that to improve enrollment rates, a fresh new dorm isn't going to suffice and increased tuition rates aren't going to impress perspective students let alone returning students (at least they would return if they could afford the tuition). Financial Aid is a cover for the university's money grabbing scams and won't help you if you're truly in need. Get ready to pay some of that grad school tuition out of pocket. Class variety and professors are pretty good though, for the most part. Go DAWGS.?
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019

Ferris State University is a great school to pursue a degree in pharmacy. The faculty is personable and genuinely cares about the success of every student. The pharmacy curriculum spans four years and can seem overwhelming at times. However, many of the staff members understand exactly what the students are going through and will dedicate their spare time to helping students cope with the stresses. Ferris State also offers the dual enrollment Pharma/MBA which I am currently enrolled in. The program really pushes a pharmacy student to not only understand the science behind medications, but also the business environment that all healthcare professionals will need to navigate throughout their career.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2008

It was a good pharmacy school. I didn't think the social scene was the best
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011

It was a good school. It was well priced and I got everything I wanted out of it.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019

Ferris has really supplemented me with the material I need to succeed as a student, pharmacist, and overall human being.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

the program was fairly easy to apply to. the adivser and staff answered question in a reasonable time.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The facilities and equipment are some of the best in the country. Big Rapids is not a very interesting place to live, but it at least provides minimal distractions. I also went to Ferris State for my undergraduate and have received little financial support and scholarship opportunities. With each year, scholarship opportunities become increasingly scarce. Overall, it is an excellent program.
2.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

Very hard program but one of the best board pass rate of any school. Big Rapids is a small town though.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018

I'm just entering the program, but have attended Ferris for 3 semesters now. Very good area and safe place to live aside a couple of incedents last semester. The undergraduate courses are challenging.
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