Ball State University

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Ball State University is a state-run university, located at 2000 W. University Avenue, in Muncie, Indiana. Founded as Muncie Normal School in 1899, it became a part of the state college system in 1918, and attained university status in 1965.

The university offers more than 150 baccalaureate programs, 90 master's programs, and 15 doctoral programs. Areas of study include Computer Science, Geology, History, Mathematical Sciences, and Political Science. It is highly regarded for its programs in Anthropology, Architecture, and Teaching.

Among its academic units are the College of Applied Sciences and Technology; College of Business; College of Communication, Information, and Media; College of Fine Arts; College of Science and Humanities; and Teachers College.

Sprawling over more than 1,000 acres, the campus features several trails of varying surfaces including sidewalks, paved parking lots, and foot bridges. It is home to the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities a two-year residential public high school.

The main library in the campus is Bracken Library, which has in collection numerous government documents, maps, microforms, print volumes, and periodical subscriptions.

Also worth mentioning are facilities such as the bell tower, football stadium, and the Ball State University Museum of Art, with its collection of nearly 11,000 works of art.

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