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Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana, United States
At Ball State, we're more than just educators—we're educational entrepreneurs. Combining top-flight talent with the top-notch resources we have to offer, our students and faculty inject endless energy and creativity into what they teach and how they learn. The result—a university The Princeton Review calls one of the best in the Midwest

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Ball State’s tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship is rooted in the late 19th century, when Muncie business leaders envisioned a local college to help boost the city’s development. Among the visionaries were Frank C. Ball and his brothers, young New York industrialists who moved to Muncie looking to expand their glass container business. A small, private teacher training school opened 1899.


Quantity and quality is the best way to describe Ball State’s programs. We have about 180 undergraduate and preprofessional programs, as well as more than 100 master’s and doctoral programs.Many of them are consistently recognized nationally, such as our programs in architecture, entrepreneurship, telecommunications, education, and landscape architecture.


Muncie, Indiana has a long history of research. Back in the 1920s and ’30s, two scholars conducting the Middletown Studies used our middle-American city as a model for deciphering national sociologic trends. In keeping with its local heritage, Ball State continues to put Muncie on the map for graduate research and innovation in a number of disciplines.


The Career Centre services and programs focus on the mission of connecting all of our partners for the purpose of helping students integrate their education, self-awareness, and experiences to empower a lifetime of career achievement and personal satisfaction.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Whether you’re sharing a room in our residence halls or making a home in University Apartments, Ball State Housing and Residence Life offers students the benefits that come from being close to classes and activities, living and learning with friends, making better grades, and getting involved in a community.We call it the on-campus advantage.

Library services

Bracken Library, the main campus library, together with the Architecture and the Science Health Science branch libraries, offers extended hours for research and learning and group study.

Medical services

Our mission is to provide ambulatory medical services and patient education. Our goal is to have you leave the center not only feeling better but also better informed.

Student Life

Campus life

The Ball State campus is full of tradition and promise for tomorrow. Classic architecture and iconic statues such as Beneficence and Frog Baby are symbols of Ball State’s many years of excellence.And our state-of-the-art facilities and high-speed campus-wide wireless network represent our focus on the future.

Sports facilities

This complex consists of several basketball and volleyball courts that are used for classes, intramurals, club sports and athletics. There are three fully mirrored dance studios used for activities such as aerobic classes and dance instruction. The recreation fitness room, which is made up fixed and free weights, cardiovascular machines and handicap accessible machines, is also located in this complex. The room is fully mirrored and air conditioned.

Student clubs

Join one of many departmental and professional organizations to network in your major and gain experience in real-world career settings. There are more than 400 student organizations to pick from.From improv comedy to worldwide health care missions, there’s likely something to pique your interest. We’ll even help you start your own group. Intramural and club sports offer plenty of opportunities to get fit, be competitive, and even show off that jumpshot. Or maybe you want to push your mind and body with lessons in salsa dancing or tae kwon do. You can do it all.

Student Reviews

Great opportunities if you're in the right concentration
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I liked the size of the theatre program. It was small enough that I had one on one time with my professors, while not being so small that I felt a lot of pressure to do all the work. I was also really happy with the amount of design work I was given during my studies; I had the opportunity to be the assistant costume designer for two shows and the head costume designer for...

Studied at Ball State University, USA
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This University is located in a small town in Indiana but it offers a big city style. The campus continues to advance in the Sciences, Journalism and Liberal Art studies. I attend a school of 72,000 students prior to transferring to Ball State and I was really in for a pleasant surprise. The staff and students make you feel like one big family. You will never feel...

Communication Studies at Ball State
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The program I attended at Ball State provided me with solid information on topics of interest. Most of my professors were helpful, and I improved in speaking and writing.

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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