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Muncie, Indiana
Location: Muncie, Indiana
Enrollment: 22,513
Setting: Suburban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 22,513
Climate: 0.5°C - 29.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #192
International Student Rate: 1.5%
Why Ball State University?

Muncie, Indiana is ranked as the second most affordable college town in the United States by CBS News.

Propelled by an innovative, immersive approach to education and guided by clear and enduring values, Ball State University is on the minds and in the hearts of every potential student, elected official, and community leader. We are a source of pride for alumni and our community.

There is More to Ball State University Than You May Think.

While we are proud of our roots as a Teachers College, we have grown far beyond them. Ball State is a world-class university. Our students and alumni are designing extreme weather shelters, providing animation for major motion pictures, holding key positions in major media and news organizations, and winning songwriting competitions, to name a few.

We live the Beneficence Pledge because it is the right thing to do and it is intrinsic to our ultimate education goal: to propel students to successful careers and meaningful lives.

Student Life
Conditional Admission

Conditional admission is available to students who are admissible to Ball State but need to increase their English skills before earning their degree. Students who are eligible for conditional admission are admitted to the Intensive English Institute (IEI) program at Ball State and have the opportunity to study in our innovative project-based curriculum. Our IEI program has been preparing international students for success since 1980!

Campus and Community

Place matters, and that’s particularly true on Ball State’s beautiful, 780-acre campus. Our perfect size, our people, our culture, and our amenities foster a close-knit community while offering a broad array of activities and opportunities. New and renovated facilities provide a healthy, safe, and technology-rich environment that’s disability- and eco-friendly. We’re among only 24 colleges nationally on The Princeton Review’s 2017 Green Honor Roll. Our community of about 70,000 people is Muncie, Indiana and is consistently ranked among the most affordable college towns in the United States.

Invovlement in Student life at Ball State
  • 407 student organizations
  • A variety of leadership development programs
  • Opportunities for community service
  • 35 intramural sports teams
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Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning


Construction Management and Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Urban Planning

Miller College of Business



Finance and Insurance

Information Systems and Operations Management



College of Communication, Information, and Media

Communication Studies


Information and Communication Sciences


College of Fine Arts



Theatre & Dance

College of Health

Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling


Military Science


Nutrition and Health Sciences

Social Work

Speech Pathology and Audiology

College of Sciences and Humanities




Computer Science

Criminal Justice and Criminology





Mathematical Sciences

Modern Languages and Classics

Natural Resources and Environmental Management


Physics and Astronomy

Political Science

Psychological Science


Women's and Gender Studies

Teachers College

Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies

Educational Leadership

Educational Psychology

Elementary Education

Educational Studies

Special Education

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Term – application materials due by July 7th
  • Spring Term – application materials due by November 24th
  • Summer Term – application materials due by March 23rd


Each year, Ball State awards comprehensive scholarships to new international undergraduate students. We review all international applicants for scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,000 per year.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. Ball State University will award annual, renewable scholarships covering a $14,000 of tuition each year during your course of study. The scholarship is open to students of all academic majors and fields of study.


Ball State offers more than 940 graduate assistant jobs to students annually. Full-time graduate assistants work 20 hours per week and receive a majority waiver of tuition fees and a stipend determined by the department. Part-time assistants work 10 hours per week and receive a waiver for half their tuition cost and a stipend. Ball State enrolls nearly 1,500 on-campus graduate students and nearly 63 percent receive graduate assistantships. We review all international applicants for assistantships.

Estimated 2018 -19 Academic Year Costs for New Students*

Undergraduate Graduate English Institute
Tuition (full-time)* $24,462 $19,854 $12,440
Room and board (starts at) $9,620 $9,620 $9,620
Student services fee $1,344 $1,344 $1,344
University technology fee $336 $336 $336
Recreation center fee $174 $174 $174
Health center fee $152 $152 $152
Residence hall technology fee** $120 $120 $120
Health insurance (family coverage additional) $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Total Cost $37,608 $33,000 $25,586

Additional expenses (estimated): Books/ supplies, $1,200; personal expense/transportation, $3,200 to $3,800; transportation fee (applicable if living off campus), $100. Cost notes: "Additional courses or program fees may apply depending on major and course schedule. Cost information is based on full-time enrollment for the fall and spring semesters. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the fees or charges for any semester or session.

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Muncie, Indiana
Location: Muncie, Indiana
Enrollment: 22,513
Setting: Suburban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 22,513
Climate: 0.5°C - 29.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #192
International Student Rate: 1.5%
"Coming to Ball State has been a time of self-discovery. Ball State is small enough that I made close friends and worked closely with my professors, but it’s big enough to offer amazing resources."
Yosef Tekle-Wold - Ethiopia