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Tuition & Fees

$9,654

$25,428

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,399
Declined + 8,748
Total Received 22,147
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. General Studies
  2. Family/consumer Sciences
  3. Telecommunications
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School Facts

Ball State University, founded in 1918, is a public institution. Its campus is located in Muncie, IN.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 21,196
Established in 1918
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Codes

SAT 1051
ACT 1176

Social Networks

Public

16,602

undergraduate students

4,594

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
51%
400-499
29%
30-36
7%
24-29
24%
18-23
59%
12-17
10%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
12%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
70%
12-17
1%
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Muncie, IN

1140-acre campus in Muncie (population: 70,316), 60 miles from Indianapolis. Served by bus; major airport serves Indianapolis. School operates transportation to locations on campus. Public transportation serves campus.

Ball State University
2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 13% of male students
 
15 sororities 16% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
54%
400-499
22%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
51%
400-499
29%
30-36
7%
24-29
24%
18-23
59%
12-17
10%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
12%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
70%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 10
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,399
Declined + 8,748
Total Received 22,147

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Munchel
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services
P: 800 482-4BSU
F: 765 285-1632
askus@bsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,992
Room & board $8,715
Additional fees $662
Books & supplies $1,320
Total $19,689
Average Financial Aid - $12,206
Total with Avg. Aid $7,483

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,206

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,801,778
State $6,006,339
Institutional $4,029,313
Other external
Total $33,837,430

Non-need-based

Federal $1,524,604
State $20,463,663
Institutional $31,648,085
Other external $7,520,265
Total $61,156,617

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I)
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
cardinal red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Adult/Community Education
Advertising
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Gerontology
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Education
Business Information Technology
Career/Technical Education
Chemical Technology
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Classical Languages
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Curriculum/Educational Technology
Dance
Dietetics
Digital Storytelling
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science Education
Economics
Educational Administration/Supervision
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Emerging Media Design/Development
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Design
Environmental Science
Exceptional Needs
Executive Development/Public Service
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Science
Finance
French
General Studies
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Arts Management
Health Science
Historic Preservation
History
Human Bioenergetics
Human Resources Management
Industry/Technology
Information Systems
Information/Communication Science
International Business
Japanese
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Legal Studies
Life Science Education
Linguistics
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Natural Resources/Environmental Management
Nuclear Medical Technology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition/Dietetics
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Science Education
Physics
Physics Education
Physiology
Political Science
Post-Secondary Foundational Mathematics Teaching
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Quantitative Psychology
Radiation Therapy
Radiography
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management/Insurance
Sales
School Psychology
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Science
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Administration
Statistics
Student Affairs
Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching/Health/Physical Education
Technology Education
Telecommunications
Theatre
Urban Design
Urban Planning/Development
Urban/Regional Planning
Visual Art
Visual Arts
Visual Arts Studio/Animation/Glass
Vocational Family/Consumer Sciences
Wellness Management
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

78%

16,602
students

Female
59%
9,818

Male
41%
6,784

Graduate

22%

4,594
students

Female
71%
3,282

Male
29%
1,312

undergraduateFull-time

88%

14,716
students

Female
60%
8,690

Male
40%
6,026

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,886
students

Female
60%
1,128

Male
40%
758

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: week prior to start of term

Spring: week prior to start of term

Summer: week prior to start of term

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 97
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Frankie Adams
Director of International Information Systems
765 285-5422
fadams@bsu.edu

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