Discover Ball State

College is all about choices and experience. You choose a course of study from about 190 majors, including 12 preprofessional programs. We’ll provide you with the opportunities for academic and social experiences along the way. Immerse yourself inside and outside the classroom with hands-on, immersive learning, get involved in one of our more than 400 student organizations, and partake in movie nights in the residence halls.


Ball State students come from all over Indiana, the United States, and the world. They bring talent, excitement, and a variety of perspectives that contribute to our recent designation as “a university committed to diversity.” And our professors, who are some of the top scholars in the Midwest, are down-to-earth and love to teach.


When it comes to education, Ball State means business . . . and physics, and theatre, and 190 other majors and preprofessional programs. But no matter which program you choose, you’ll get immersed. Our creative, innovative, hands-on learning style means that no two courses, no two lessons, no two anything are the same. It’s all about making your education your own. Our theory—learn what you love and you’ll love to learn.


The Ball State campus is full of traditions. Some are just for fun—such as scurrying through the Scramble Light on the way to class or meeting up with a friend by the Naked Lady. But traditions in excellence can be found all across the campus. From having the nation’s top wireless campus to our award-winning residence hall programs, our campus is your all inclusive educational oasis.


When it comes time for graduation, Ball State students are ready for the next step. Whether it’s on to graduate school or into the professional world, our graduates leave Ball State with confidence and a yearning for more. And for our more than 168,000 living alumni, their tenacity has turned to success.