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.

Ball State University accepts around 80% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, around 23% registered for enrollment. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Ball State University (BSU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Ball State University (BSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ball State University was reported as 76.7% in Fall 2020 with over 23,300 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ball State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.3%
  • 2017-2018: 62.1%
  • 2018-2019: 64.8%
  • 2019-2020: 76.7%
  • Projected BSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.9%

How Does Ball State University (BSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ball State University is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis80.7%
Miami University-Oxford80.4%
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne81.4%
University of Dayton72.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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