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.
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
Construction Management and Interior Design
Finance and Insurance
Information Systems and Operations Management
Information and Communication Sciences
Theatre & Dance
Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling
Nutrition and Health Sciences
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Modern Languages and Classics
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Physics and Astronomy
Women's and Gender Studies
Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
- Fall Term – application materials due by July 7th
- Spring Term – application materials due by November 24th
- Summer Term – application materials due by March 23rd
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
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*
|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|
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.