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Ball State University

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Template:Infobox American Universities Ball State University is a state-run university in Muncie, Indiana. It also serves as the administrator and campus for The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a selective residential program for high school juniors and seniors. Ball State University has excellent programs in architecture, teaching, anthropology, and communications. Famous alumni include David Letterman, Cynda Williams and Garfield creator Jim Davis.

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Campus

Campus Facts (As of 2003):

  • Area: 1,035 acres (4 km²)
  • Buildings: 67

Organization

Colleges and Departments

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Muncie from the west. The university is in the lower left.

Students

  • Undergraduate baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development (B.U.P.D.)
    • Undergraduate Enrollment: 18,000 (selective, capped)
    • Undergraduate male-female ratio: 35-65
  • Graduate degrees: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.), Master of Music (M.M.), Master of Architecture II, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Sports, Clubs, and Traditions

Athletics

Ball State competes in the NCAA Division IA and is part of the Mid-American Conference. Official School sports are as follows:

Mascot

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Charlie Cardinal celebrates a Ball State touchdown

Charlie Cardinal is Ball State's anthromorphized cardinal mascot. He is sometimes referred to on campus as simply "Charlie."

Academic Extracurriculars

Ball State performed well in the 2005 National Educational Debate Association National Tournament, winning the Lincoln-Douglas division, but lost the Varsity and Novice divisions to Bob Jones University.

History

The campus was founded as a private school in 1899, but was bought by industrial family, the Ball Brothers and donated to the state of Indiana in 1918 to serve as a public school of higher education.

Historic Campus Names

  • Muncie Normal School (1899)
  • Indiana State Normal School, Eastern Division (1918)
  • Ball State Teachers College (1927)
  • Ball State University (1965)

Noted Ball State alumni

Noted Ball State faculty

Attractions


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