Ball State University

3,068 reviews
  1. Muncie, IN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Ball State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
Website

Ball State University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1000-1190
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$12,804/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,260/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,540/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,468/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,357/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,284/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.142 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,018Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Everyone does their own thing, pretty chill
    25%
  • Outgoing and confident
    23%
  • Laidback
    22%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Monkey see monkey do
    8%
  • Keep to themselves
    7%
  • Accepting
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.186 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.220 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Immersive
    44%
  • Great
    19%
  • Surprisingly good for academics
    10%
  • Great atmosphere
    9%
  • Social
    9%
  • Immaculate
    7%
  • Intermidiate everything
    3%

After Ball State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses

Reviews

3,068 reviews
  • Excellent
    395
  • Very Good
    1193
  • Average
    1233
  • Poor
    184
  • Terrible
    63
Ball State is a good school, but at times can be frustrating due to some classes are offered at certain times. I often feel at times I cannot approach my professors when I don't understand. Ball State offers great amount of help with therapy sessions, health center and much more. The more I have gotten involved the more I find out things I enjoy and clubs that are interesting.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 days ago
I am an entirely online student. They are a bit out of date when it comes to online academics.
  • College Senior
  • 16 days ago
The size of the school is perfect. I wouldn't want it any other way.
  • College Sophomore
  • 19 days ago