Admissions Information

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school and $60 for graduate school at Ball State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.bsu.edu/web/admissions/
Online Applicationcms.bsu.edu/admissions/undergraduateadmissions/applynow
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 68.17% and the yield is 20.96%. 7,899 men and 15,048 women applied to BSU and 5,001 men and 10,641 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,237 men and 2,041 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants22,9477,89915,048
Admitted15,6425,00110,641
Enrolled3,2781,2372,041
Acceptance Rate 68.17%63.31%70.71%
Yield 20.96%24.74%19.18%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,367 students (42% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 429 students (13%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and the 25th percentile is 510. The SAT Math score is 600 (75th) and 500 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 27 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510610
SAT Math500600
ACT Composite2027
ACT Math1926
ACT English2026
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Ball State University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,154, ACT: 67 - public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Ball State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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BSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Considered but not Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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