Ball State Admissions

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

We Are Now Test-Optional

As of August 2018, 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.

File Your FAFSA Now

To be considered for most financial aid options at Ball State, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. File soon for maximum opportunities.

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

Admitted Already? Congratulations!

Have you decided that Ball State is the school for you? Now that you’ve been admitted, all you need to do is formally accept your offer to enroll.

You're Admitted