BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

United States, Indiana

Ball State University is a public research university located in a small city named Muncie in Indiana. Ball State is classified as "R2: Doctoral University-High Research Activities". The university is composed of eight colleges, offering approximately 190 undergraduate majors and 130 minor fields, as well as more than 140 master's degrees, doctoral degrees, certificates, and associate degrees. The university embraces the future and the students, faculty, supporters are creative, curious, and have the courage, determination, and dedication to shape it. The university engages students in education, research, and innovation, enabling graduates to enrich their careers and meaningful lives through lifelong learning and services while enhancing the economic, environmental, and social vitality of communities, countries, and the world.

Campus Life

The campus of Ball State University covers an area of ​​731 acres, including 109 buildings, covering an area of ​​7,203,801 square feet, mainly concentrated on two main quadrilaterals. There are more than 400 student organizations and clubs on campus, including 34 fraternities and societies. Sixty-two percent of college students participate in at least one of Ball State’s more than 400 student organizations. These include numerous student government, department and professional, special interest, and service groups. The Ball State Sports Team participates in the NCAA Division I game and is known as the Ball State Cardinals. The university has 34 dormitories, 30 of which are located in seven complex buildings, which can accommodate 7,550 students. The Brecon Library is the main library of the university. It contains five-story classrooms, a computer room, a private study room, and a video viewing room. The library provides access to more than 2.3 million books, periodicals, microforms, audio-visual materials, software, government publication maps, musical scores, archive records, and other information sources.

Noted Alumni

Ball State University includes more than 178,000 living alumni. A few of Ball State's most notable graduates include David Letterman the former host of the Late Show, Angela Ahrendts the former CEO of Burberry and former Apple Inc. executive, Prof Dan Kgwadi a Vice-Chancellor North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, Jim Davis the creator of the Garfield comic strip, actor Doug Jones, actress Joyce DeWitt, Kent C. Nelson a former president and CEO of UPS, Jeffrey D. Feltman the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, and former U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, National Political Director of the Green Party Brent McMillan, Grammy Award-winning classical pianist Angelin Chang, and John Schnatter the founder of Papa John's Pizza.