Ball State University
Muncie, IN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate
24,191
Students Applied
54%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
898
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$55
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
15%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
33
40%
Submitting ACT
59%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1138
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
610
Reading
25th
550
75th
630
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
30%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
18
Top 25%
48
Top 50%
86
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
540
$30k - $48k
365
$48k - $75k
447
$75k - $110k
554
$110k+
601

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: askus@bsu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-482-4278
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
It is important to always be yourself: when looking for a school, applying for scholarships, and becoming your own person. Ball State is great if that is you!
Make sure to be diligent in your search. You will find the right school for you.
Rebecca from Kokomo, IN
Ball State University is a great place with a beautiful campus that has many resources for prospective students. During orientation, all of the staff were extremely helpful and I learned many things that I did not know about the school (and I have lived in Muncie all my life)!
Jared from Muncie, IN
Keep an open mind when coming to college. If you don't like any of your classes and just aren't feeling the school it's ok to transfer I know several people who have transfered to BSU from other schools and vice versa. BSU is a fantastic place to attend school. Oh and pack an umbrella and rain boots... I promise you will need them.
Stacy from Jackson, LA
Do not bring a relationship to college. You are starting a new chapter in your life and you are bringing something that is going to put a lot of stress on that relationship.
Open up to people around here. You will make a lot of great, new friends and it sucks to have to go home every weekend just to see people.
If you can, find a roommate before you move into your dorm. I ended up with a roommate that was just horrid. I think I would have been a lot better off living with someone I knew and was friends with than a complete stranger.
If you are going to drink, be smart about it. Majors dealing with nursing, education, law, etc., you can lose everything if you are arrested for drinking.
Christina from Columbus, IN
get involved as soon as you can (preferably the first few weeks). you meet so many new and interesting people, people you never in a million years thought you'd be friends with. this isn't high school anymore, so you don't have to have your little cliches anymore. you're aloud to be your own person,choose to do whatever you want. think being in the ball room dancing club sounds fun? or humans versus zombies? go for it, chances are you're not going to be the only one to show up for the first meeting. =]
Halie from Avon, IN
Get out of your comfort zone, find an organization that relates to what you like/want to do after graduating/getting your degree and work to better that organization in some way. In turn, you will better yourself.
Tyrone from Fort Wayne, IN
Apply for scholarships early! Use the school website it is very easy to navigate and if very helpful! Residence life does a pretty good job of matching roommates in my experience, so don't worry too much if you can't find a roommate. Use the MITS bus it is free for students and you can at least get to the most critical places in muncie without a car or the long hike out to the football parking lot! If your a freshman just keep in mind that the football parking lot is a long way off and you can't park on campus except on weekends, so a bike might be better for freshman year if you are living on campus.
Rachael from Sandy Creek, NY
Moving away from home will be the hardest adjustment.
Find an organization that you will like and enjoy.
Be prepared for Muncie weather-it seems to rain a lot.
bring quarters-they equal your life.
community bathroom-shower-bathrooms-so flip flops-caddy
limit amount of time on facebook.
Kaysee from Schererville, IN
Prospective students should remember to vary their dining options. While it's quick and easy to go to the closest place every night, just remember that any food can make you sick if you have too much of it. Also, if you are in a major that has any type of studio, be prepared to lose sleep. Not everything can get done in a four-hour class session, and if you try it, you (and your professors) may not be happy with the results. Just remember that there are some majors that are easier than others... but you should really pick what suits you.
Catherine from Muncie, IN
Don't come to campus with you mind set on one specific major. Be open to trying new things and meeting new people. Join a club or organization, maybe even a team sport. Don't be afraid to ask for help, that's why Ball State offers free tutoring services. Get out and be active there's always something new to do. Enjoy yourself, this is college this is where dreams are made!
Marissa from Dana, IN

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