Ball State University is a mid-size public research university located within comfortable driving distance to international airports in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Chicago. 

The university provides innovative, entrepreneurial learning experiences you will need in order to excel in today’s global job market.

Ball State University offers 100 undergraduate programs, many of which can be completed in 3 years, and 120 graduate degrees and certificates. We have STEM-related programs but our innovative, immersive approach to education makes the study of non-STEM-related fields even more attractive.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Muncie, Indiana
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public, Liberal arts college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 76%
  • Average ACT score: 20-24
  • Average SAT score: 1080-1240
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, English, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Meteorology, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Planning, Zoology
  • Full list of majors available: 


  • International students are eligible for: Merit based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $38,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Field Hockey, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball