2000 University Avenue Muncie, IN 47306 765-285-8300
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About Ball State University
  • Year of Foundation 1918
  • Size of Campus 1035 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 17,426
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%,11%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $7,508 in-state, $20,960- out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,208
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 17,403
As a comprehensive university, Ball State offers a wealth of academic opportunities, including about 180 undergraduate majors and preprofessional programs and more than 100 master’s and doctoral degrees. And our programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship, and online master’s degree in nursing are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. That excellence is due to the quality of our faculty and their commitment to teaching. More than 90 percent of our classes are taught by professors. That’s almost unheard of at an institution of Ball State’s size.Ball State’s tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship is rooted in the late 19th century, when Muncie business leaders envisioned a local college to help boost the city’s development. Among the visionaries were Frank C. Ball and his brothers, young New York industrialists who moved to Muncie looking to expand their glass container business. A small, private teacher training school opened 1899.Today, Ball State’s entrepreneurial spirit continues to shine through numerous expansions and additions of degree offerings, technological resources, immersive learning opportunities, community outreach projects, and state-of-the-art facilities. These investments are preparing bright students to take advantage of current and emerging job opportunities, meet society’s most pressing needs, and serve the communities in which they will live and work.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies For complete listing, please see: www. bsu. edu/organizations/honorary/; Alpha Kappa Delta (Int'l), Alpha Lamda Delta (Freshman), Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography), Golden Key International Honour Society (Juniors and Senio
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 15
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) For complete listing, please see: www. bsu. edu/organizations/religiousorg/; Abundant Life Ministries (Evangelical), Alliance Student Ministries, Baha'I Association, Ball State Hillel (Jewish), Baptist Collegiate Ministry,
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 10%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) For complete listing, please see www. bsu. edu/organizations/multicultural/; African Student Association, Asian American Association, Association of Thai Students and Friends, Black Student Association, Black Graduate Stude
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 12
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 10
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Athletic Events, Homecoming, Late Night, Martin Luther King Celebration, Mud Volleyball, Quad Bash, Spectacular (University Singers), UniverCity, Watermelon Bust, Welcome Week
  • Number of students in fraternities 12
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Indianapolis (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Indianapolis (60)
  • Distance to nearest bus Muncie (1)
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 37%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, cooperative housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 21
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
Campus Services
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,100,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,660
  • Library Facilities Architecture Library, Science-Health Science Library, and a remote storage facility in addition to main facility (Bracken Library)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number of e-books 112,500
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, other
  • Museums Archives and Special Collections Museum of Art
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 519,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,500,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 18,771
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 79%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,241
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 73%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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