Tuition & Fees

$9,896

$26,468

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
58%
400-499
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
62%
400-499
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
42%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
13%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
56%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,017
Declined + 9,174
Total Received 24,191
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Public

17,004

undergraduate students

5,509

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 1051
ACT 1176

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 22,513
Established in 1918
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Muncie, IN

1,140-acre campus in Muncie (population: 69,010), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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 15% of male students
 
15 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
58%
400-499
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
62%
400-499
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
44%
400-499
42%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
44%
12-17
13%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
56%
12-17
2%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,017
Declined + 9,174
Total Received 24,191

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Munchel
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services and Executive Director of Admissions and Orientation
P: 800 482-4278
F: 765 285-1632
askus@bsu.edu

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,413

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,234
Additional fees $662
Books & supplies $1,354
Total $11,250
Average Financial Aid - $13,413
Total with Avg. Aid $-2,163

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,897,901
State $8,002,939
Institutional $7,592,155
Other external
Total $41,492,995

Non-need-based

Federal $1,447,739
State $25,435,888
Institutional $38,213,869
Other external $6,918,200
Total $72,015,696

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

John McPherson
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services and Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
jmcphers@bsu.edu

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

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 Directors

Mark Sandy (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Conference, Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
cardinal red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Adult/Community Education
Advertising
Anthropology
Apparel Design
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
Computer Technology
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/Child
Family/Consumer Science
Fashion
Finance
Foreign Language Teaching
French
General Studies
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Arts Management
Health Education/Promotion
Health Science
Historic Preservation
History
Hospitality/Food Management
Human Bioenergetics
Human Resources Management
Industry/Technology
Information Systems
Information/Communication Science
Interior Design
International Business
Japanese
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Latin
Legal Studies
Life Science Education
Linguistics
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Meteorology/Climatology
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
Residential Property Management
Respiratory Therapy
Risk Management/Insurance
Sales
School Psychology
Science
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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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

22,513

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

17,004
students

Female
60%
10,123

Male
40%
6,881

24%

5,509
students

Female
64%
3,530

Male
36%
1,979

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

15,203
students

Female
60%
8,992

Male
40%
6,211

11%

1,801
students

Female
63%
1,131

Male
37%
670

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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
5%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

80%

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: August 15

Spring: January 2

Summer: May 8

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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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