Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

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Tuition & Fees

$10,144

$27,132

not including room and board

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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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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 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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $4,862
Board $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

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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
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

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

Majors

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

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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