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Ball State University Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.229 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.229 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities268 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication238 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences167 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies117 Graduates
Elementary Education114 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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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.255 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.298 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.158 responses
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Ball State University Reviews
Ball State University was one of the best decisions I have ever made! The faculty here take the time to learn your name and create a bond with you. They want to see you succeed and are willing to help you transfer from the classroom to the world. Ball State also gives opportunities within the state of Indiana to gain real world experience. Ball State Communications (my program) allows students to do real world scenarios in the classroom, as well as, allow students to work with different organizations in the state to put what they have learned to work. Ball State students have recently traveled to the Sochi Olympics and worked with the Indiana Bicentennial. This university has become my second home and I am sad to have to say goodbye for the summers but cannot wait until August so I can move back in.
The school grounds are really nice. There are many trees and green areas. Some of the dorms are old and not great to live in, while others are very new. Use ratemyprofessor.com before registering for classes if you can to avoid the less than stellar professors. There are great professors at Ball State don't worry though. I am not a big partier but I know there are parties every weekend. Muncie is a really boring town though with not much to do. The university does show a free movie every Friday night though. The students are not very diverse, with there mostly being caucasian students, some African-Americans, and some Asian students. Our Football team isn't the best but it's also not the worst. Other than that I am not sure what sports Ball State is good at. There have been multiple shootings near campus this year but they usually happen at night when I'm already home. Overall, I would definitely recommend Ball State University! I really enjoy the scholl and the people here.
If I could do anything over, I would go back and work harder for an athletic scholarship. Sports at Ball State are huge and even though our teams aren't ranked the top in the nation, we have exceptional football, baseball, softball, men's and women's volleyball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, field hockey, golf, cheer leading and so many other teams and student support is a big part of that. During homecoming it is like our whole campus of over twenty thousand students go to all of the events to support our football team. I also see the Greek community and other organizations on campus going to sporting events and cheering their peers on! We have an awesome football stadium, as well as new baseball and softball fields. Worthen Arena is our basketball court and it is one of the best college basketball courts in the nation. We also have our recreational facility that was just recently built less than ten years ago. This facility has anything that any athlete needs from several weight training rooms, several basketball and racketball courts, a swimming pool, a turf field, two indoor tracks, rock climbing, dance studios, classrooms and more! I would definitely give our school a 4-5 out of five stars when it comes to athletics!