The Princeton Review had good reasons to name Ball State University one of the best in the Midwest USA…
This is Ball State.
Founded in 1918, Ball State is more than just an educator—it is an educational entrepreneur.
Why Ball State?
Every year, more than 800 international students choose Ball State for:
- its affordable cost of attendance
- availability of scholarships and assistantships
- ranked and recognized academic programs and reputation for academic excellence
- friendly and welcoming campus environment
- comfortable residence halls
- convenient dining facilities
- extensive library collections
- more than 300 student organizations
- calendar full of activities and entertainment
A few more reasons why…
Ball State’s programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship, and online master’s degree in nursing are consistently ranked among the best in the USA. Such excellence is only possible because of the quality of its faculty and their commitment to teaching. More than 90 percent of Ball State’s classes are taught by professors. That's almost unheard of at an institution of Ball State's size.
Ball State is ranked a research university, high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Individual programs are accredited by various regional and national organizations in the USA.
Ball State’s professors and programs are great, but its resources and facilities are next generation, too. From on-campus greenhouses to top-notch art and music facilities to its Digital Fabrication Lab to David Letterman Communication and Media Building, Ball State has the facilities and equipment students need to do almost anything.
The University has invested more than USD 20 million to give its students access to innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities in emerging media across its curriculum.
The more than 7,550 students who live on campus can’t be wrong—residence life is great at Ball State. About 40 percent of the on-campus student body chooses to live in one of Ball State’s 31 residence halls or two apartment complexes. And campus dining is excellent. More in the Residential Life section…
Ball State gives students the proven tools and resources they need to get, wherever they picture themselves going. How can Ball State be so sure its students will succeed? Just something called 168,000 alumni. They’re out there in the world pursuing rewarding lives with confidence and creativity.