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Ball State University

Muncie, IN
University Website: www.bsu.edu
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Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, United States. It is also known as Ball State or simply BSU.

Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball State's campus spans 731 acres (2.96 km2) and includes 106 buildings. The student body consists of more than 22,000 students, of whom nearly 4,000 are graduate students.

Originally a normal school, Ball State has grown and expanded over the years. Ball State is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Research University (RU/H).

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $21,892.00 avg tuition

2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241

Apply online Admissions:
www.bsu.edu/web/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.bsu.edu/finaid

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Ball State University

Statistics:
Applied 14,302
Admitted 9,659 68%
Enrolled total 3,844
Full Time: 3,830
Part Time 14
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 480 580
SAT Math 480 580
SAT Writing 460 560
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 79%
4-year graduation rate 35%
6-year graduation rate 58%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Ball State University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $7,912.00 $7,912.00 $21,892.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $646.00 $646.00 $646.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $307.00 $307.00 $850.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,278.00 $7,278.00 $18,186.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $646.00 $646.00 $646.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $400.00 $400.00 $1,006.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,472.00 $8,472.00 $4,072.00
Other Expenses $2,710.00 $2,710.00 $4,072.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $55.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $1,020.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 86%
Percent receiving grant aid 60%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,293.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 60%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,128.00

Ball State University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X X
Architecture and Related Services, Other X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X X
Environmental Design/Architecture X
Landscape Architecture X X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Animal Physiology X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Actuarial Science X X
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
Business/Commerce, General X X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Finance, General X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Operations Management and Supervision X X
Selling Skills and Sales Operations X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication, General X
Journalism X X
Public Relations/Image Management X
Radio and Television X X
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
EDUCATION
Adult and Continuing Education Administration X
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching X
Business Teacher Education X X
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities X X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
Health Teacher Education X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching X X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education X X
ENGINEERING
Engineering, General X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other X
Industrial Technology/Technician X
Robotics Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
Rhetoric and Composition X X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General X X
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other X
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Linguistics X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other X
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Dietetics/Dietitian X X
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist X
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist X
Pre-Dentistry Studies X
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X X
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist X
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Assistant/Paralegal X
Legal Professions and Studies, Other X
Pre-Law Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
LIBRARY SCIENCE
Library and Information Science X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Historic Preservation and Conservation X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Natural Resources/Conservation, General X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology X
Counseling Psychology X
Educational Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
School Psychology X
Social Psychology X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other X
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Archeology X
Economics, General X
Geography X X
Political Science and Government, General X X X
Social Sciences, General X X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X X
Music, General X X
Music, Other X X

Ball State University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Whitinger Scholarship 100% of tuition March 01, 2015
Ellison Scholarship 100% of tuition March 01, 2015
John R. Emens and Aline B. Emens Scholarship 50% of tuition December 31, 2014
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