We Fly with Our Inspiring Experience

Ball State is committed to a bright future. And it includes you. Amid these challenging times, we’re making sure students don’t put their dreams on hold by providing an innovative, collaborative education in a welcoming, supportive culture. We’ll inspire you to find your passion and purpose here and propel you to a fulfilling career and a meaningful life. As Cardinals, We Fly.

We Fly with
Innovative Degrees

Ball State offers about 120 majors and preprofessional options in seven academic 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, 94% of our students quickly find jobs or get into graduate schools.

22,541 2019–20 Enrollment

94% Career Placement

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

We Fly with 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.

We Fly with 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 pursue your own faculty-mentored projects and present them at our Student Symposium, competing for cash prizes. In the lab and the field, we have the curiosity, courage, determination, and dedication to shape the future.


We Fly with Dedicated Professors

Because our faculty teach most of Ball State’s classes, you’ll learn directly from passionate scholars who are experts in their disciplines. 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 21 Students

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Insight into Diversity

We Fly with Our Engaging Campus

Place matters, and that’s particularly true on Ball State’s beautiful, 790-acre campus. Our perfect size, our people, our culture, and our amenities foster a close-knit community while offering a vibrant array of activities and opportunities. New and renovated facilities provide a healthy, safe, and technology-rich environment that’s disability and eco-friendly. Our campus is also alcohol- and tobacco-free.

We Fly with
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.

150+ Study Abroad Programs

More Than 400 Student Organizations

19 NCAA Division I Sports

We Fly with
Clubs and Causes

Find your unique place and voice at Ball State through more than 400 student-run 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. Have fun while making a difference!

Keep Exploring Ball State

The best way to get a true feel for Ball State is to spend some time with us. Interact with our admissions staff, current students, and faculty through live virtual events and appointments, 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.