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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
  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 12,622 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ball State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. Graduating 68% 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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

BSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1210
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,968 / 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
$11,442 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 255 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 319 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 319 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    44%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,622 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,794
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 225 responses
  • Everyone does their own thing, pretty chill
    37%
  • Outgoing and confident
    17%
  • Laidback
    11%
  • Hangout with thier friends and somewhat social
    10%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Friendly & welcoming
    5%
  • Keep to themselves
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 345 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 388 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 249 responses
  • Immersive
    29%
  • Great atmosphere
    25%
  • Great
    12%
  • Surprisingly good for academics
    10%
  • Social
    8%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Immaculate
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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. 165 responses

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