From admissions requirements and majors to campus life and financial aid, we’re here to help you find the information needed to get started.

Already Admitted?

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.

I Knew I was a Cardinal when...

Christian Dixie

... I looked into their journalism program.

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.

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Gabe Cochard in the Health Professions Building

... I took my first campus tour here.

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.

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Ellie Arrington

…I first learned about Ball State’s work in the community surrounding campus.

Communication studies major Ellie Arrington identified with many of the University’s enduring values.

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Explore Our Campus

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.

Paying for College

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.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

With more than 500 scholarships, grants, and other forms of aid available.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

All you need to know about what a Ball State education will cost.

Cost and Fees

We Are Test-Optional

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.