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    Home to the main campus of Ferris State University, a four-year public university, Big Rapids resides in the U.S. state of Michigan. Although located within Big Rapids Township, the city has its individual recognition and is a politically independent US city. Home to the prestigious Ferris State University, which is a public research university, this academic institution stands witness to a large number of enrollments each year. Founded in the year 1884 as the Big Rapids Industrial School by Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, the university imparts quality education in various disciplines and study programs. This is the ninth-largest university in the state with 14,560 students enrolled in its main campus. 

    Most of the student properties located in Big Rapids are within easy walking distance from prestigious university campus, thus, enabling students to cut down on their commute time. While in the Big Rapids city during their study time, students have the preference of choosing from tastefully, designed, fully-furnished rooms near the Ferris State University and other academic institutions in the vicinity. Students can also ensure staying near public transport bus stops and train stations, well-connected by a strong network of roadways to the rest of the city. Students,  therefore, can save a lot of time and money on commuting and they can also plan out city trips to explore tourist spots worth visiting.  The easy accessibility of public transport helps students find their way around the city without breaking the bank. 

    The city of Big Rapids offers close proximity to budget-friendly shopping areas, bars, restaurants, clubs, and other entertainment options to best use leisure time and make the most of student life in the city. Students can resort to University Living, one of the best student accommodation websites, offering verified properties located within easy walking distance of the city’s top universities. There are large seasonal temperature differences when it comes to the climate of this city, sharing a warm to hot (often humid) summers and cold winters with its neighbouring regions. The public transport of the city is governed by Indian Trails that provides daily intercity bus service between Grand Rapids and Petoskey, Michigan.