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- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA-
Ball State is an above-average public university located in Muncie, Indiana. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,731 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ball State acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, Ball State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
NCAA Division I-FBS
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.227 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.266 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.266 responses
Most Popular Majors
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia244 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities243 Graduates
Elementary Education147 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies120 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.292 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.335 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.158 responses
Ball State University Reviews
I personally enjoy attending Ball State. It has rich art programs, pleasant dining halls/food options, and I've made friends there I can't imagine living without now. There is also plenty of fun activities to do to get involved with people on campus or just to unwind. If I were to criticize anything though, It'd have to be the availability of some of the teachers after class hours. They do have scheduled office hours, but not very frequent ones. And at times some of the professors can't be bothered to answer their emails. Of course this does not go for all of the instructors, but it has definitely been an issue in a few of my classes. Other than that though, it has been a pleasant college experience!
My first year at Ball State was fun for the most part. My professors were willing to help 4/5 times (also depends on the prof). I definitely recommend going to parties or just some campus organization gatherings, it helps your mind take a break from only school. Great Teachers College with amazing ElEd professors. I can't say much about the Spring semester because it was cancelled due to COVID, but I ready to go back!
The things I liked most about attending BSU were the student events, the many dining options around campus, including the buffet, and the faculty. Many were really inspiring and cared about the success of their students. Late Nite events were fun and there were many diverse social events. Not much of a party scene though.REALLY diverse population and an international campus. Loved that! I had friends from all over the world. Things students should know, campus housing and navigating help with housing can be tricky. I had a challenging roommate and there was little help on that front. Then, my next roommate was a foreign student who was bullied out of her room by her roommate and her roommate's friends...she was left with no room and no got no help until she found someone (like me) willing to have her join their room.