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.
To be considered for financial aid at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so.
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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.