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Ball State University

Muncie, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%

About Ball State

Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana, is a dynamic public research institution offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. Known for immersive learning experiences, Ball State empowers students to apply their knowledge in real-world situations. It has a strong reputation in fields such as architecture, telecommunications, education, and entrepreneurship. With its vibrant student life, featuring more than 400 student organizations, and a strong commitment to sustainability, Ball State provides a supportive, innovative, and engaging environment that fosters personal growth and prepares students for successful careers.

Did You Know?

Ball State University is home to one of the nation's most recognized student-run news agencies, NewsLink Indiana. Broadcasting live newscasts Monday through Thursday, NewsLink Indiana is entirely run by students who handle everything from on-camera reporting and anchoring to production, direction, and even weather forecasting. This provides excellent hands-on experience for students interested in careers in broadcast journalism.

Ball State University is a public, state university in the suburb of Muncie, Indiana. Ball State was founded in 1918. The university currently enrolls around 19,770 students per year, including 14,409 undergraduates.

Ball State Acceptance Rate 2022

The acceptance rate at Ball State is 69%. In 2022, 22,859 students applied to Ball State and 15,761 were admitted.

Ball State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30%

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Ball State University is located in the town of Muncie, Indiana, in the suburbs of Indianapolis.

If you would like to see Ball State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Muncie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International.

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College Info

2000 West University Avenue Muncie, IN 47306

Campus Setting: Suburban

Ball State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 7

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ball State is Aug 7.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ball State is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ball State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1260


Math SAT Range

540 - 620


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1260 and Above


1090 to 1260


1090 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ball State students is 1177. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ball State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ball State.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ball State is like? There are approximately 19,770 students enrolled at Ball State, including 14,409 undergraduate students and 5,361 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from IN and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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