Ball State

Ball State University

2000 W University Ave, Muncie, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,339
  • Class Notes
    1,815
  • Textbook Notes
    256
  • Study Guides
    265
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,008
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,298

Overview of Ball State University (Ball State)

About this school

Ball State University was founded in 1918 and gained university status in 1965. It provides undergraduate students with advantages typically found at both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges. For instance, Ball State is an inexpensive public comprehensive university that is large enough to offer 130 different majors, has more than 300 student organizations, and offers a highly sophisticated computer technology infrastructure. However, like a small liberal arts college, more than 90% of undergraduate classes are taught by full-time faculty, the academic buildings are a short walk from the residence halls, and the average class size is 31. Its 955-acre campus is located in a residential area one mile northwest of downtown Muncie. Campus architecture includes Tudor-Gothic and modern styles.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:17,004
    • Men:6,881 (40.5%)
    • Women:10,123 (59.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Ball State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2000 West University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Muncie, IN  47306
Phone
(765) 285-8300
Fax
(765) 285-1632
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 24,191 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 15,388 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 8,803 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,787 (32%) of 15,017 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,822 (29%) of 9,701 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,965 (37%) of 5,316 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
572 average |530-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
62%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
589 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Ball State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,774|Out-of-state: $25,942
  • Room & Board: - $10,034 (69.17137736109196%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,334 (9.196194678064249%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,138 (21.63242796084379%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ball State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001786
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,835 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,002 (78.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,001 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,147 (38.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$14,375
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,156 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,085
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,702 (90.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,172
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,987 (66.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
511 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,952

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,152 (87.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,516 (80.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,476 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,139 (39.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$13,416
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,533 (62.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,216
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,331 (89.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,687
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5,894 (56.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,912 (12.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,198

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,295
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Ball State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,022

Part-Time Faculty


269

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


62%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
955,762

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
578
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ball State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.0%

Programs & Majors (Ball State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (79)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban Design, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Urban and Rural Planning, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Architecture II

Master's Programs of Study (92)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economic Development
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Development
  • Information Science
  • Interior Design
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Meteorology
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (Ball State)

Location & Geography

Population


70,316

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,140 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Indianapolis

Weather


Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
56 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Muncie
Nearest Train Station
56 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


44% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


56%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cardinal
School Colors
Cardinal and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ball State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student voluntary services, national society of collegiate scholars, dance marathon, cardinal catholic, national society of leadership and success

Sororities


15.2% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


15,203

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
17,004
Women
10,123
Men
6,881

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 8.6% Black/African-American
  • 5.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.7% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 33 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


5,509

Student Resources (Ball State)