Ball State University

Women's WCLA Contact: Keegan Ducke
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16,160 Undergrads / 21,884 Students
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$13,533 Net Price
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77% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
53% / 66%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Indianapolis Indiana Area
  • Muncie Indiana Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Fort Wayne Indiana Area
  • Cincinnati Area
  • South Bend Indiana Area
  • Louisville Kentucky Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Lafayette Indiana Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Elkhart Indiana Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • State of Indiana
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Indiana University Health
  • Roche
  • AT&T
  • Purdue University
  • Indiana University
  • US Army
  • Angie's List
  • WellPoint
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • Community Health Network
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Support
  • Community and Social Services
  • Administrative
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Finance
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
500 - 590
460 - 530
1050 - 1240
19 - 24
18 - 24
18 - 21

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 480 - 580 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 23,305 8,045 15,260
% Admitted 77% 74% 78%
% Admits That Enroll 23% 26% 21%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.45
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (21%)
    Communication & Journalism (12%)
    Education (9%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (8%)
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (6%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (6%)
    Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (6%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
    Business/Commerce, General (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Psychology, General (4%)
    Nursing Practice (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (3%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Elementary Education and Teaching (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,020 $25,428
    Books & Supplies$1,384 $1,384
    Cost of Living$10,870 $10,870
    Personal Expenses$2,688 $2,688
    Sticker Price$24,962 $39,714

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    91% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship76%$11,650
    Federal Grants37%$5,200
    Pell Grants37%$4,990
    Other Federal16%$503
    State & Local Grants33%$7,438
    Institutional Grants60%$7,501
    Student Loans64%$7,625
    Federal Loans62%$5,529
    Other Loans11%$12,870

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $214 Million $9,791

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $24,514.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $18,000 $261

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.1%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 7,969 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $41,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.52 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 53% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 15 14
    Fondling 12 12
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 7 7
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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