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Campus & Student Life at Ball State University

Home to about 15,780 undergraduates in 2020, Ball State is a very large, public university located in Muncie, Indiana. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Ball State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Ball State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Ball State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Ball State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 6.0% of the student population at Ball State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Ball State Disability Services.

Ball State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Ball State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Ball State for Veterans Guide.

Ball State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Ball State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Ball State University

Ball State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Ball State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Ball State University

Ball State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 15,780 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 14,334 (90.8%). Part-time attendance was 1,446 (9.2%).


Ball State University is Ranked #1,396 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Ball State is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Ball State #1396 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Ball State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Ball State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Ball State Diversity Guide.

Ball State University Competes in the NCAA

Ball State has a total of 493 student athletes, 235 men and 258 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$20,879,262
Total Expenses (all teams)$20,879,262

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Ball State University Athletics

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