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Ball State is committed to a bright future.
And it includes you.

Our innovative, immersive approach to education sparks intellectual curiosity and creativity, empowering students to pursue their passions. We believe in our students, and we demand they believe in themselves. Spirited and motivated, they learn, grow, and take flight toward ever greater opportunities. Try on our wings and achieve your dreams.

As Cardinals, We Fly.

Innovative Degrees

Find your passion and purpose here with about 120 majors in seven colleges. Our innovative programs will give you access to professional experiences and advanced technology from day one, and your degree will be valued by employers. In fact, 95 percent of our students find jobs or get into graduate schools.

22,541 Total Enrollment

95% Career Placement

Top 100 Best Public Universities —U.S. News & World Report

Immersive Learning

Unique immersive learning opportunities at Ball State will help you apply what you learn in classes and build relevant skills, practical experience, and valuable connections for your career and life after graduation. Student-led teams work with faculty mentors and actual clients to solve problems for communities, businesses, and organizations in Indiana and beyond. These hands-on, real-world projects produce tangible results, educating students while also serving our neighbors. You’ll make a difference in the world and gain a distinctive advantage in the job market.

Real-World Research

Whatever your major, you can work on important research alongside Ball State professors and other students. Several faculty projects are funded by federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and NASA. You may also have your own faculty-mentored projects and present them at our Student Symposium, competing for cash prizes. In the lab and the field, we inspire our students by exposing them to innovative, collaborative learning experiences—brought to life by talented faculty and dedicated staff.

Dedicated Professors

Our faculty love to teach, and they treat their students as learning partners. They will challenge you with innovative ideas and high expectations and help you meet them. They’ll give you personal attention and mentor you in the classroom and beyond.

92% Of Classes Taught by Faculty

Average Class Size of 24 Students

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award — Insight into Diversity

Engaging Campus

Place matters, and that is particularly true on our beautiful campus—our size, our people, our culture, our technology and our amenities. Our perfect size is one of the most common reasons students choose us. Indeed, we are small enough to be a community but big enough to change the world. Our campus is also alcohol- and tobacco-free.

Arts and Culture

Celebrate creativity, diversity, and even your own artistic talents through hundreds of cultural events at Ball State. Most are free or discounted for students. You’re sure to have a good time and learn something new about the world and maybe yourself.

205 Study Abroad Programs

More Than 400 Student Organizations

19 NCAA Division I Sports

Clubs and Causes

Find your unique place and voice at Ball State through hundreds of student organizations and special programs on campus. Whether you’re into gaming or global missions, performing arts or politics, recreation or religion, these groups connect students with similar interests and offer social, service, and leadership opportunities.

Keep Exploring Ball State

The best way to get a true feel for Ball State is to spend some time on campus, so we encourage you and your family to schedule a visit soon. Take a student-guided tour, attend an information session, talk with someone about your academic area of interest, and ask plenty of questions. See for yourself if Ball State is the right fit for you. Or if you'd like additional details about the University or an academic program that interests you, request more information with our online form.


Paying for College


Not only do you get to learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, but you can do so at one of the most competitive prices in the Midwest.

Financial Aid

Roughly 80 percent of our students qualify for financial aid. You have hundreds of scholarships, grants, loans, and more at your disposal. See what you may qualify for.