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Ball State University is a research university located in Muncie, Indiana, U. S. It was established in 1918. The Ball State campus spans more than 1, 000 acres. The university is recognized for its programs in architecture, exercise science, education, anthropology, entrepreneurship, and communications. Ball State offers 170 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs and more than 100 master's and doctoral degrees. The athletic teams of Ball State compete in NCAA Division I and are part of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Many Ball State graduates have gone on to become famous; including Jeffrey D. Feltman, U. S. ambassador to Lebanon; David Letterman, the famous television host of The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and Anthony Montgomery, who played Travis Mayweather on Star Trek.

Profile of Ball State UniversityBall State is located in Muncie, IN (a small city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Ball State is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media, architecture and planning, and liberal arts.

Ball State Selectivity

Ball State does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 580. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Ball State had 19, 849 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Ball State values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-American Conference.

Ball State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 208liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, English, history, speech and rhetoric, sociology, political science, geography, . . .
Education and Teaching897elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, educational administration, special ed, education of disabled, industrial arts teaching, college student Counselling, kindergarten/preschool teaching, . . .
Business and Management629business, marketing, accounting, finance, MIS, human resources, actuarial science, entrepreneurship, . . .
Media442radio and television, journalism, communications tech courses, public relations, printing equipment operation
Therapy and Counselling258psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology
Family and Social Work247family and consumer science, social work, social service professions, public administration, human development and family studies, food and related services, family and human sciences, human sciences courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine173registered nursing, nurse practitioner, EMT paramedic
Architecture and Planning171architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental design, architectural services
Science159biology, chemistry, physics, geology, biological and physical sciences, physiology
Security and Law Enforcement143criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology134audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology, radiation therapist, nuclear medical tech, health diagnostic professions, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech, respiratory therapy assistant
Engineering Technician64industrial tech, engineering technician, robotics tech
Drama and Performing Arts64drama, dance
Music60various music studies, music
Fine Arts59fine arts studies
Medicine40pre-med, pre-dentistry, health professions
Computer Science and Engineering39computer and info science
Art Studies36art studies
Mathematics35mathematics, statistics
Religion and Philosophy30religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management24conservation
Law22legal professions, legal assistant, legal secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19dietitian, dietitian assistant
Medical administration10health and medical administrative
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech, chemical tech
office and Administration1office management, administrative assistant
Engineering1engineering, archeology
Contact: Ball StateBall State University

2000 University Ave

Muncie, IN 47306

General Phone: (765) 289-1241


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