Ball State University: Ranking & Review

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Muncie
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United States
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Top 3%

Ball State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%60%63%
Applicants24,1918,80315,388
Admissions15,0175,3169,701
Enrolled undergraduates3,9851,5232,462
Enrolled total (including graduate students)22,5138,22214,291

10,229 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,670 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,362
Percent of students submitting SAT scores59%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
590
Math
570

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,590
Percent of students submitting ACT scores40%
ACT Composite
22
ACT English
21
ACT Math
21

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Ball State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$24,280$40,448
Off-campus$24,342$40,510
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,034 and other expenses per full academic year.

Ball State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,646 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$9,112$25,280
Fees for full-time undergraduates$662$662
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$304$843
Tuition for Full-time graduates$8,554$21,172
Fees for full-time graduates$662$662
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$475$1,176

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Education2313933311,279
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1579109689
Health Professions and Related Programs1236817410564
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs45347500
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities39252291
Psychology14410018262
Visual and Performing Arts193126211
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1603163
Architecture and Related Services9171162
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13921160
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services16178140
Biological and Biomedical Sciences9626122
Social Sciences10612118
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3113116
Public Administration and Social Service Professions7430104
English Language and Literature & Letters74141098
Physical Sciences382159
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4343
Mathematics and Statistics112940
History28735
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics32133
Natural Resources and Conservation265132
Legal Professions and Studies1818
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies77
Philosophy and Religious Studies77
Engineering123
Science Technologies & Technicians33
Transportation and Materials Moving
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Grand Total583,4271,702795,266

A total of 3,485 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Ball State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,781 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate62%59%63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

General info

Alternative namesBSU
Ball U
Founded1918
MottoEducation Redefined
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,289
Instructional FTE1,112
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.bsu.edu
Address2000 University Ave
Muncie, Indiana, 47306
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population70,000
Phone7652891241
Fax+1 (765) 285 1461

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