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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.
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, 24 fraternities and sororities on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school