Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana. It is also known as Ball State, Ball U, or simply BSU.
Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball State’s campus spans more than 1,000 acres. The student body consists of more than 20,000 students, of which over 18,000 are undergraduate students and over 1,500 are graduate students.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies Ball State as a Doctoral/Research University (DRU).
The University’s entrepreneurship program has been ranked in the top five among such undergraduate programs for the last three consecutive years, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. According to the 2006 edition of the same magazine, Ball State has one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation.
The University is also the administrator of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. The Academy is one of the oldest schools for gifted & talented high school juniors and seniors in the nation and provides University faculty an additional resource in research and hands-on experience.