Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

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Tuition & Fees

$10,020

$26,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,878
Declined 5,427
Total Received 23,305
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Public

16,702

undergraduate students

5,808

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 22,510
Established in 1918
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Indianapolis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Indianapolis International

Ball State University
2000 West University Avenue
Muncie, IN
47306

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37.3%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Voluntary Services
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Dance Marathon
  • Cardinal Catholic
  • National Society of Leadership and Success

Top Events

  • Late Nite Carnival
  • Homecoming
  • Dance Mrathon
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,878
Declined 5,427
Total Received 23,305

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

application essay
interview
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,200

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,358
Room & board $10,870
Additional fees $662
Books & supplies $1,384
Other fees $1,946
Total $24,220
Average Financial Aid - $5,200
Total with Avg. Aid $19,020

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

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 Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Advertising
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Anthropology
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Applied Behavior Analysis
Architecture
Architecture and Related Services, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Science
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Latin Teacher Education
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Music, Other
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nursing Practice
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Chiropractic Studies
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

22,510

total students

85.28%

in-state

14.72%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

16,702
students

Female
60%
10,056

Male
40%
6,646

26%

5,808
students

Female
78%
4,538

Male
22%
1,270

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

14,713
students

Female
60%
8,824

Male
40%
5,889

12%

1,989
students

Female
62%
1,232

Male
38%
757

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 11%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

635

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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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
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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