From admissions requirements and majors to campus life and financial aid, we’re here to help you find the information needed to get started.
You're about to become a Ball State Cardinal! If you're going to be an undergraduate student, you have a few things to do before you start your classes: confirm your enrollment, sign up for housing, and more. Follow our guide through this transition. We'll provide the resources and support you need to succeed from day one.
As soon as journalism major Christian Dixie set foot in the Letterman Building, he was drawn to the technology and innovation offered at Ball State.
Nursing major Gabe Cochard knew he was a Ball State Cardinal as soon as he saw how beautiful the campus was and realized the University wasn't too big or too small.
Communication studies major Ellie Arrington identified with many of the University’s enduring values.
To be considered for most financial aid options at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible, if you haven't done so.
Branch out, delve into your passions, and make yourself more marketable in your field.
Explore our innovative degrees, immersive learning opportunities, engaging campus, and many more ways our empowering experience sets you up to excel.
Seven academic colleges featuring some of the most advanced educational facilities. Residence halls that combine emerging technology with environmentally friendly design. Athletic venues that host NCAA Division I teams. Libraries. Food courts. Not to mention landmarks such as Beneficence, Shafer Tower, and Frog Baby. There's a lot to take in on our vibrant campus. The best way to experience it all is to schedule a visit. Or take our virtual tour to see highlights online, including 360-degree views of our student recreation center and residence hall rooms.
School can be expensive. Even though Ball State is one of the top values out there, every little bit of help can go a long way.
With more than 500 scholarships, grants, and other forms of aid available.
All you need to know about what a Ball State education will cost.
Ball State is a test-optional institution for most incoming freshmen. This means you may choose whether you submit your SAT or ACT scores to us—we do not require them. We made this change so you may decide whether your scores best reflect your academic performance. Not submitting test scores will not count against you.