Ball State is an above-average public university located in Muncie, Indiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,203 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ball State acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, and Family Studies and Consumer Sciences. Graduating 62% of students, Ball State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,900.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Ball State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.227 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.247 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.247 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities292 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia241 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences158 Graduates
Elementary Education143 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies129 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.273 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.316 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.158 responses
Ball State University Reviews
I have truly enjoyed my experience at Ball State University. I am enrolled in Teacher's College in the Elementary Education Program. I have had the privilege of building long-lasting relationships with classmates and outstanding professors in this program. All of my education classes have around 15-25 students in them. I personally love this class size because it allows me to create more meaningful and authentic relationships with my professor in a setting where I can have more one-on-one instruction if needed. With the encouragement and help of professors and my advisor on campus, I have been introduced to the opportunity to travel and teach in England for the summer. I am excited to announce that I have made the decision to study abroad! Without Ball State's professors and immersive learning opportunities, I would not be heading in the positive direction with my career that I am today. I am so thankful that I chose Ball State University to earn my degree in Elementary Education!
I love the campus, atmosphere, and the classes are challenging and informative! The campus gives you big college feels without being too huge. Most people are very friendly, helpful, and I've met some of my best friends here. There are plenty of food options, and if you choose wisely, you can avoid gaining too much weight. The rec center is amazing, as it is fairly new. There is plenty of equipment and activities to choose from. The academics are good too. Most professors are great resources. Every college has a few who should be avoided though. I thrived here my first year and cannot imagine attending anywhere else!
Ball State University is exceptional in its size and variety of programs and peers. Not too large, nor too small, relationships built here are incredibly strong, with classmates and with faculty. Students are not just a number but rather an investment. Professors are willing to go out of their way to work along with students to ensure they understand the material they are learning and to expand that engagement with their studies outside of the classroom. The main drawback is the location, being located in the Midwest Indiana, opportunities are unfortunately limited, from resources and variety and experience in professors. Regardless, Ball State University is friendly, clean, and versatile. For what the school can provide, they do fairly well