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Our Empowering Experience

Ball State’s innovative, immersive approach to education sparks intellectual curiosity and empowers students to excel. We foster a culture that believes 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

With about 190 majors in seven academic colleges, there’s more to Ball State than you may think. 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, about 93 percent of our students find jobs or get into graduate schools.

22,513 Record Enrollment

93% Career Placement

One of the Best Universities in the Midwest —The Princeton Review

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 give students the freedom and flexibility to fly, and they love it.

96% Of Classes Taught by Faculty

Average Class Size of 23 Students

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award — "Insight into Diversity"

Engaging Campus

Place matters, and that’s particularly true on Ball State’s beautiful, 780-acre campus. Our perfect size, our people, our culture, and our amenities foster a close-knit community while offering a broad array of activities and opportunities. New and renovated facilities provide a healthy, safe, and technology-rich environment that’s disability and eco-friendly. We're among only 24 colleges nationally on The Princeton Review's 2017 Green Honor Roll.

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.

200 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 more than 400 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. Enjoy your favorite traditions and start new ones!

Visit 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.

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Paying for College

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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.