About Ball State + Muncie
Founded in 1918, Ball State University is a state-assisted residential university of about 21,000 students located in Muncie, Indiana, a midsize Midwestern city one hour northeast of Indianapolis. Muncie is a community of more than 70,000 people located in east central Indiana. In recent years, Muncie has consistently been named among the most affordable college towns in the United States in Coldwell Banker’s College Home Listing Report. In addition to Indianapolis, residents have easy access to other big cities like Cincinatti (two hours away), Louisville (three hours away), Detroit (four hours away), and Chicago (four hours away).
Local Attractions and Recreation
Muncie is home to many unique attractions including Minnetrista and Oakhurst Gardens, the National Model Aviation Museum, and Cardinal Greenway, a recreational trail for athletes of all kinds. The Muncie Symphony offers first-rate programs featuring nationally known artists, and the Muncie Civic Theater produces plays for all audiences. The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State houses a collection of nearly 11,000 works and is one of only four Indiana art museums with a notable, well-rounded collection. Plus, Emens Auditorium features prominent music, theatre, and cultural events.