Ready to put your exceptional talents and curiosity to the ultimate test? Ball State's Honors College mission, vision and goals will give you the vehicle and the open road to surpass your expectations. Our tradition of innovative teaching and learning begins with the special benefits and resources we provide 1100-1200 high-ability students each year.

Demanding courses, stimulating discussions, international study, and research projects will challenge your intellect and enhance your education. You’ll be able to tailor your academic program to your wants and needs. You can pursue valuable scholarships and fellowships to support your goals. Plus, you'll have access to Ball State's immersive learning opportunities, in which you can work with a team to find real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Your education will culminate with a senior thesis or creative project, an in-depth project that showcases your knowledge and creativity. Our distinctive opportunities for self-expression, leadership, and service will prepare you for graduate school, a professional career, and most importantly, life.

Both in and out of the classroom, our vibrant, supportive learning environment will help you interact and share ideas with other bright, motivated students and mentoring professors. You’ll be part of a close-knit, dynamic community from your first day on campus. By the time you graduate with an honors diploma, you’ll discover that you achieved more than you ever thought you could.

Get started today. Learn how to apply for admission to the Honors College.

Institutional Member of the
National Collegiate Honors Council

Ball State University Honors College
meets NCHC guidelines for a
fully developed honors program
and for a
fully developed honors college.