Ball State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Ball State University is a large four-year, public school with 21,055 students enrolled. This school was established in 1918 and is the only college located in Muncie, Indiana.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
129
At Ball State University you can earn your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Ball State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 129 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, General Studies, Communication and Journalism, Broadcasting, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
77%
Ball State University student retention rate is fair at 77% (above Indiana average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Ball State University is average - 60%.

Student to faculty ratio at Ball State University is decent -- 16:1. Learn more on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$23,700
Average tuition pricing is high, around $23,000 per year. The additional fees at Ball State University not covered by tuition are approximately $700; which comes to $23,700 per year.

Read the details about Ball State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
61%
As reported in recent data, 16,964 applications were submitted and 10,353 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

The college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Ball State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,400
Ball State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Ball State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Ball State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 7,000 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low: roughly $3,400 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Ball State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Ball State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Ball State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Ball State University, 2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306, USA
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