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BSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into BSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 13,399 out of 22,147 applicants or 61% were admitted making BSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Ball State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 13,775 8,372 22,147
Accepted 8,526 4,873 13,399
Acceptance Rate 62% 58% 61%
Enrolled 2,143 1,360 3,503
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Ball State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 57 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1270
SAT Reading 560 650
SAT Math 530 610
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >73%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 61%-73%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 48%-61%
1000 to 1090 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 1000 Low <35%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 61% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 86 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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