Ball State University

3,020 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
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  • 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%

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
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  • 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

3,020 reviews
  • Excellent
    386
  • Very Good
    1167
  • Average
    1221
  • Poor
    183
  • Terrible
    63
My overall experience at Ball State has been good, not too bad but also not amazing. I have had some standout professors during my time here that have made great impacts on my life and I'm thankful for them. At the same time, I've also had professors who weren't as significant in that I cannot even remember their names, but this toss up would happen at any school. It's obvious that many people love this school due to it's very outgoing and social atmosphere, however, I am not personally fond of these large parties or the types of people who attend them as I am more of a homebody and prefer having a close-knit groups of friends. Though this isn't to speak negatively of the school because I know that's just my own preferences and that many people love this school since they do enjoy the typical college experiences you hear and read about.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago
It's very diverse and has a lot of different people you can get along with. You see new people every day and you can easily find great life long friends. Academically, it's very professional. It just sucks you can start into your concentration classes the first year.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Great academics and professors but the advising has been terrible in my experiences. I also do not think they understand how much debt they cause and how difficult it is to get any decent financial aid.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago