Ball State University

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, United States

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Public Research; Midsize city: 1140 acres

Ball State University, commonly referred to as Ball State or BSU, is a public coeducational research university in Muncie, Indiana, United States, with two satellite facilities in Fishers and Indianapolis. On July 25, 1917, the Ball brothers, industrialists and founders of the Ball Corporation, acquired the foreclosed Indiana Normal Institute for $35,100 and gifted the school and surrounding land to the State of Indiana. The Indiana General Assembly accepted the donation in the spring of 1918, with an initial 235 students enrolling at the Indiana State Normal School – Eastern Division on June 17, 1918.

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Endowment: $192,694,012

Administrative staff: 1,245

Students: 21,998

Undergraduates: 17,011

Postgraduates: 4,987

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