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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.228 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.228 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities295 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication229 Graduates
Elementary Education183 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences175 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.254 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.297 responses
After Ball State University
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.158 responses
Ball State University Reviews
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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!
The courses at Ball State are challenging. I have had some amazing professors and some individuals I will avoid. This is the case at most universities. I love the immersive opportunities that we are expected to take. This helps one gain knowledge about the community and what working will be like. The hands-on experience that professors at Ball State encourage is very educational. This past semester, my group for a Communication course presented how we would improve Muncie tourism. We are in the process of presenting this again to the actual DWNTWN initiative in Muncie. The opportunity to participate in a real plan that could impact Muncie was wonderful! In my Philosophy class, we taught a class session. This was an interesting experience that I believe will be very useful, because having the ability to teach others is important. There have been many other professors and classes that applied this method to engage students. This hands-on technique has helped me to learn. Each course is a little different; however, the majority of my classes are small, thirty or fewer students, and are discussion based. The classes and professors that Ball State offers are inspiring and educational.