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Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
The Fine Arts Building, home to the David Owsley Museum of Art. credit: Matt Ruddick
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Overview
Public
15,110 Undergraduates
62% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Ball State University
2000 University Ave
Muncie, Indiana
47306
(765) 289-1241
www.bsu.edu

Ball State University, a public research university in Muncie, Indiana, is one of the top 175 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was established as the Eastern Indiana Normal School in 1899, and was taken over in 1917 by the Ball Brothers, who founded the Ball Corporation. In 1965, the school officially became Ball State University. Today, it sits on more than 1,100 acres of land in a small town, and its motto is “We Fly.” Notable alumni include TV host David Letterman, CEO of Papa John’s John Schnatter, Senior Vice President of Apple Angela Ahrendts, actor Doug Jones, actress Joyce DeWitt, American diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, Indiana treasurer Richard Mourdock, football player Blaine Bishop, pianist Angelin Chang and author Amanda Carpenter. The school’s colors are cardinal and white, its mascot is Charlie Cardinal and its teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division I (FBS) and Mid-American Conference, and the school has 18 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by Ball State University include men’s football, baseball, basketball, swimming and diving, tennis golf and soccer, and women’s cross country, field hockey, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Location

Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The United States Census for 2010 reported the city's population was 70,085. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

742

New Transfer Students

Admissions
62%

Acceptance Rate

25%

Enrollment Yield

990-1170

SAT Range

24,735

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,369

Typical Cost

$25,942

Out-Of-State (published)

$9,774

In-State (published)

88%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$17,750

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Communication Technologies

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 24 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Mid-American Conference

Basketball Conference:

Mid-American Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Mid-American Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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