Ball State University (BSU)

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Ball State University can be found in Muncie, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at BSU number around 23,000 per year, and is one of the largest universities in the state.

The majority of students admitted to Ball State University got an SAT score between 1460 - 1730, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 20 - 24. We were able to estimate the Ball State University (BSU) average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Ball State University accepts around 60% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, around 35% registered for enrollment. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Ball State University (BSU) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Ball State University (BSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ball State University was reported as 60.5% in Fall 2013 with over 17,100 applications submitted to Ball State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • BSU SAT Scores: 1460 - 1730
  • BSU ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • BSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Ball State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Ball State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for BSU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.7%
  • 2010-2011: 64.7%
  • 2011-2012: 67.5%
  • 2012-2013: 61.2%
  • 2013-2014: 60.5%
  • Projected BSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.3%

How Does Ball State University (BSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ball State University is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana Wesleyan University95.2%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis69.6%
Miami University-Oxford66.8%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne83.1%
University of Dayton53.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ball State University (BSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math490 - 570
Writing480 - 570
Total Score1460 - 1730
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math19 - 24
Composite Score20 - 24
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