Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

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Tuition & Fees

$10,144

$27,132

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,555
Declined 2,612
Total Received 20,167
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Public

17,636

undergraduate students

7,611

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 25,247
Established in 1918
Coeducational Coeducational

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1,140-acre campus in Muncie (population: 68,625), 60 miles from Indianapolis. Served by bus; major airport serves Indianapolis. School operates transportation to locations on campus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Ball State University
2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN
47306

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) start of fall semester classes
School has early action program Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,555
Declined 2,612
Total Received 20,167

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

69%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,559

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,482
Housing $4,862
Food $6,282
Additional fees $662
Books & supplies $1,350
Total $22,638
Average Financial Aid - $11,559
Total with Avg. Aid $11,079

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,072,905
State $7,705,468
Institutional $9,087,763
Other external
Total $42,866,136

Non-need-based

Federal $1,468,383
State $26,062,082
Institutional $39,545,464
Other external $7,708,610
Total $74,784,539

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 227-4017
F: 765 285-2173
finaid@bsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, bass fishing, bowling, climbing, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, judo, lacrosse, martial arts, quidditch, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, running, skydiving, slacklining, soccer, snowboarding, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, bass fishing, bowling, climbing, cricket, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, judo, lacrosse, martial arts, power soccer, quidditch, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, running, skydiving, slacklining, soccer, snowboarding, synchronized swimming, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, corn hole, cricket, darts, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, quidditch, racquetball, rock climbing, running, skydiving, slacklining, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, wiffle ball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference, Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Actuarial Science. yes yes
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General. yes
Adult and Continuing Education Administration. yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes yes yes
Advertising. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textile Manufacture. yes yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes
Architecture and Related Services, Other. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Astronomy. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist. yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Chemical Technology/Technician. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Chinese Studies. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes yes
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Earth Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Science. yes yes yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Family Systems. yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other. yes
Health and Wellness, General. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General. yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Biology. yes
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Insurance. yes
Interior Design. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Latin Teacher Education. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Music, Other. yes yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes
Nursing Practice. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Fitness Technician. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes
Physiology, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Pre-Dentistry Studies. yes
Pre-Law Studies. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Pre-Pharmacy Studies. yes
Pre-Veterinary Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology. yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Real Estate. yes yes
Recording Arts Technology/Technician. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
School Psychology. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Selling Skills and Sales Operations. yes
Social Psychology. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Sports Studies. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Telecommunications
  3. Pre-Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

25,247

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

17,636
students

Female
60%
10,640

Male
40%
6,996

30%

7,611
students

Female
79%
6,050

Male
21%
1,561

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

15,033
students

Female
60%
9,011

Male
40%
6,022

15%

2,603
students

Female
63%
1,629

Male
37%
974

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 2

Summer: May 8

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 88
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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