Ball State University

2000 University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306

About Ball State University

Ball State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate17,737
Student Age% Under 2579%
 % 25 and Over21%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time83%
 % Part-time17%
Race/Ethnicity% White83.0%
 % Black6.5%
 % Asian0.8%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown6.1%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted65%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled34%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Writing470 / 800560 / 800
 SAT Math490 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3624 / 36
 ACT English19 / 3624
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math19 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$8,214
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,666
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid84%
 % Undergraduates with Loans60%
 % Undergraduates with Grants58%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,208
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,508
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,692
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$706
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,000

Neighborhood Data for the Muncie Area

Median Age28.3
Median Household Income$30,200
Total Population69,869
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.4% 52.6%
 Age 0-950.5%49.5%
 Age 10-1751.3%48.7%
 Age 18-2447.8%52.2%
 Age 25-2948.7%51.3%
 Age 30-3948.4%51.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White83.9%
 % Black8.7%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino2.3%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,208
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,508
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$516
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50085.8%53.4%19.0%
 $500 to $7499.8%42.5%0.0%
 $750 to $9994.4%2.7%18.0%
 Over $10000.0%1.4%3.9%
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