At Ball State, we are committed to your bright future. Our beautiful and vibrant campus, welcoming culture, engaged professors, and focus on innovation and collaboration make us the perfect place to continue your educational journey. You belong here. We will inspire you to find your passion and purpose and prepare you for a fulfilling career and a meaningful life. As Cardinals, We Fly. 

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19,777 Students 2022–23 Enrollment

90% new freshmen qualify for financial aid

15:1 student-faculty ratio

94% career placement of new graduates

Innovative Degrees

Ball State’s 117 majors in seven colleges give you access to professional experiences, advanced technology, and world-class faculty from day one. Your degree will be valued by employers. Our students quickly find jobs and get into graduate schools.

Immersive Learning

Unique immersive learning opportunities at Ball State help you apply what you learn in classes and build valuable skills, experience, and connections for your career and life after graduation. As part of a student-led team, you’ll work with actual clients to solve problems for communities and organizations. Watch videos about recent projects.

Top 14% Best College Campuses in America —NICHE

Average class size 25 students

315 Student Organizations

Top 10% best college dorms and food in America —NICHE

Welcoming Community

At Ball State, we work hard to foster an inclusive and diverse campus community. Our faculty and staff treat students as learning partners in the classroom and beyond, helping them build supportive relationships from day one. You will feel at home here because you’ll be at home here.

Engaging Campus

Place matters, and that is particularly true on Ball State’s beautiful campus. Our perfect size is distinctive. New and renovated facilities provide a healthy, eco-friendly, and technology-rich environment for a vibrant array of educational and recreational activities. View our campus map.

Explore our creative and cultural events and venues. Most are free or discounted for students.

See our programs and award-winning facilities where students can stay fit and compete for fun.

Cheer on our Cardinals in your favorite sport as they compete in the NCAA's top division.

Living at Ball State

Our contemporary student housing puts you close to classes and campus resources. Unique Living-Learning Communities connect you with peers and experiences in your field of study. You’ll achieve academic success and make lifelong friends.

Outstanding Support

Everyone at Ball State is dedicated to ensuring your success—from your first class to your future career. We’ll support you with all the resources you need to grow and thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

We make a high-quality college education accessible and affordable. Calculate your potential costs.

About 90% of new freshmen qualify for merit- or need-based financial aid. See how we can assist you.