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BSU Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Ball State University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Ball State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into BSU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at BSU is 87%.  It ranks #37 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Ball State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 17,555 out of 20,167 applicants were admitted.

Ball State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The BSU application fee is $60 and applications are due by May 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Ball State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

BSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Ball State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Ball State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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BSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Ball State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Ball State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class


Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Ball State University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into BSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ball State University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as BSU accepts 87% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Ball State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,222 6,945 20,167
Accepted 11,757 5,798 17,555
Acceptance Rate 89% 83% 87%
Enrolled 2,261 1,306 3,567
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 96 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ball State University is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ball State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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


What is my chance of getting into Ball State University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to BSU. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.