Chances of getting into Ball State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.1%
Admission Difficulty for Ball State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into BSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate. Last year, 15,017 out of 24,191 applicants were admitted making BSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Ball State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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BSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
59%
SAT Scores for Ball State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Ball State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1230

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ball State University?

Ball State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ball State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >74%
1230 to 1310 Avg + 62%-74%
1150 to 1230 Avg - 49%-62%
1070 to 1150 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1070 Low <36%
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BSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Ball State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Ball State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into BSU?

Admission data indicates that BSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ball State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ball State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >74%
22 to 24 Avg + 62%-74%
20 to 22 Avg - 49%-62%
18 to 20 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 18 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Ball State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ball State University was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BSU accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ball State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of Ball State University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ball State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Ball State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,388 8,803 24,191
Accepted 9,701 5,316 15,017
Acceptance Rate 63% 60% 62%
Enrolled 2,462 1,523 3,985
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 29% 27%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
22

Applicants have 22 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ball State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ball State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ball State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150136 IPEDS survey data for Ball State University.