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Tuition & Fees

$10,604

$25,870

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,367
Declined + 6,751
Total Received 17,118
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Pre-Business
  2. Telecommunications
  3. Elementary Education Teaching
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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,503
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

16,300

undergraduate students

4,203

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
26%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
72%
12-17
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
59%
12-17
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
15%
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Muncie, IN

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Muncie, IN

1,140-acre campus in Muncie (population: 70,087), 56 miles from Indianapolis. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Indianapolis; smaller airport serves Dayton (70 miles). 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
91%
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 10% of male students
 
16 sororities 13% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
49%
400-499
29%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
26%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
72%
12-17
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
59%
12-17
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,367
Declined + 6,751
Total Received 17,118

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

Chris Munchel
Director of Admissions and Orientation
P: 800 482-4BSU
F: 765 285-1632
askus@bsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,682
Room $4,156
Board $4,970
Additional fees $662
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $19,730
Average Financial Aid - $11,337
Total with Avg. Aid $8,393

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,337

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,882,184
State $7,160,214
Institutional $4,059,455
Other external $0
Total $36,101,853

Non-need-based

Federal $1,625,465
State $15,474,388
Institutional $25,762,311
Other external $6,564,340
Total $49,426,504

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
Administrative Information Technology
Adult/Community College Education
Adult/Community Education
Advertising
Anthropology
Applied Gerontology
Architecture
Art
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemical Technology
Chemistry
Classical Culture
Classical Languages
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Criminology
Curriculum
Dance Performance/Ballet
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educable Multiple Handicapped
Educational Administration/Supervision
Educational Psychology
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Design
Environmental Science
Executive Development for Public Service
Exercise Science
Family/Consumer Science
Finance
French
General Arts
General Science
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science
German
Graphic Arts Management
Health Education
Health Science
Historic Preservation
History
Human Bioenergetics
Human Resources Management
Industrial Education
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
Information/Communication Science
International Business
Japanese
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Music
Natural Resources
Natural Resources/Environmental Management
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physiology
Political Science
Pre-Advertising
Pre-Audiology
Pre-Business
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Journalism
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radiation Therapy
Radiograph Medical Technology
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management/Insurance
School Psychology
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Psychology
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/Neurologic Impair/Learning
Speech Pathology
Statistics
Student Affairs Administration
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology Education
Telecommunications
Theatre
Urban Design
Urban Planning/Development
Urban/Regional Planning
Visual Arts
Vocational Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Wellness Management
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

80%

16,300
students

Female
58%
9,423

Male
42%
6,877

Graduate

20%

4,203
students

Female
68%
2,870

Male
32%
1,333

undergraduateFull-time

92%

15,128
students

Female
59%
8,781

Male
41%
6,347

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,172
students

Female
55%
642

Male
45%
530

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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 Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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
  • Other
  • 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 53
Countries most often represented Afghanistan
Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joshua Burton
International Admissions Assistant
765 285-5422
jmburton@bsu.edu

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