Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, United States. It is also known as Ball State or simply BSU. Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball State’s campus spans 731 acres and includes 106 buildings. The student body consists of more than 22,000 students, of whom nearly 4,000 are graduate students. Originally a normal school, Ball State has grown and expanded over the years.