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Ball State University
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  • 4 Year
  • MUNCIE, IN

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Ball State is an above-average public university located in Muncie, Indiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,693 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ball State acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 67% of students, Ball State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.

About

2000 UNIVERSITY AVE
MUNCIE, IN 47306
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference

Ball State University Rankings

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BSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1240
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,533 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,650 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 227 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 273 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 273 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
38
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
6
Online Associates Programs
3
Online Bachelor's Programs
29
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,693 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,009
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 179 responses
  • Everyone does their own thing, pretty chill
    37%
  • Outgoing and confident
    21%
  • Laidback
    11%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Hangout with thier friends and somewhat social
    9%
  • Keep to themselves
    4%
  • Friendly & welcoming
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 299 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 342 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 203 responses
  • Immersive
    34%
  • Great atmosphere
    22%
  • Great
    13%
  • Surprisingly good for academics
    10%
  • Social
    7%
  • Immaculate
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 158 responses

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