Ball State University: Ranking & Review

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Muncie Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 151 434
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

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

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

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
Education 2 313 933 31 1,279
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1 579 109 689
Health Professions and Related Programs 12 368 174 10 564
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 453 47 500
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 39 252 291
Psychology 144 100 18 262
Visual and Performing Arts 193 12 6 211
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 160 3 163
Architecture and Related Services 91 71 162
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 139 21 160
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1 61 78 140
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 96 26 122
Social Sciences 106 12 118
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 3 113 116
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 74 30 104
English Language and Literature & Letters 74 14 10 98
Physical Sciences 38 21 59
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 43 43
Mathematics and Statistics 11 29 40
History 28 7 35
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 1 33
Natural Resources and Conservation 26 5 1 32
Legal Professions and Studies 18 18
Philosophy and Religious Studies 7 7
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 7 7
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7 7
Engineering 1 2 3
Science Technologies & Technicians 3 3
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
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 population50,000 - 250,000
Phone7652891241
Fax+1 (765) 285 1461

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