Ball State University Reviews
Rating 3.66 out of 5 3,616 reviews
I think that BSU has handled online learning very well. Having online classes has let me have more time to manage my schoolwork. It has also made my friends and I more able to connect with each other and our professors, who seem more attentive, than before.
I really enjoy BSU. All my professors are nice and the workload isn't too much. The buildings and the grounds are nicely kept and they have kind staff. Some dorms are nicer than others, but overall, they are nice to live in.
My online learning experience at Ball State has been a mainly positive one. Most professors have created a vigorous yet smooth plan for the semesters. The classes tend to flow well with each other without overlapping and providing unnecessary stress. Without a doubt, make sure you research a professor before you sign up for classes. If you aren’t careful, you can get a very tough professor. The classes can get extremely hard to balance if you haven’t looked into who will be teaching the class.
Campus is absolutely beautiful, and they are working to upgrade buildings along with creating new facilities all the time to keep up with the amount of students who attend. The professors are top tier. These people care about their students, while still pushing them to succeed and do their very best in order to excel in the work force after graduation. This university also heavily encourages students to get out and be active in the community while still practicing safety with Covid-19. All around, it’s a lovely and homey place to be.
Ball State University professor muniplicated my grade when transferring from a different section. She misspelled the name on the assignment calling a "Trend Research" report a "Rend Research", gave me the wrong grade and points. The same teacher forgot or either lied stating I never showed her my final project to get pre-approval before starting the fashion assignment in a different course. She chose not to accept my project because of this and it resulted in me getting a D in the course. I've even contacted the president of the school and have proof of the grade manipulation. This school has underlying issues with faculty and administration.
I really like Ball State! It is a very well kept campus and it’s really nice. The class sizes are small which allows my professors to really know me, and I really value that in my campus. I also feel like the staff in the dorms work really hard to make the campus a community by hosting events and helping to create a safe space. One thing that is kind of a struggle is the parking though. I have gotten so many tickets because I parked my car to grab my bags to go home for the weekend for literally five minutes. Also, the campus police really need some work. One of the RAs smelt weed on my package that I ordered from etsy. There was no weed in it obviously, but the police took it and questioned me about it. It felt really invasive and I understand why they did it, but also because I was away they asked everyone with my name about it, so everyone knew about it. It just felt invasive and I think it need some work.
I took a lot of classes online, especially with Covid. I felt like it was really weird, but the professors did their best to make it work. I think that it is really difficult to create a safe space online where people are comfortable sharing ideas, but Ball State does there best to make it work. However, one day the wifi went out on campus so no one could get their work done. Everyone was freaking out, and I think the issue should have been fixed quicker.
I do not attend the university yet, but I do plan on attending in the fall and I know many people there who have had great experiences with the online learning scene at the university. I have also learned a lot about the college online, and it has gone so well it has steered me in the direction of wanting to go there.
I have visited Ball State on multiple occasions, when I go there to visit my friends and to go there on official visits with my family and friends. I have liked it all of the times I went and was very pleases with the campus atmosphere and what I would be a part of if I attended, especially on gameday;)
Online classes are not ideal for me. I learn better in person. If you don’t have access to wifi or good wifi where you live it is very difficult to complete assignments. My grades did slightly decrease from what they were in person. It is harder to focus and feels less personal.
Professors were really trying to cooperate with the online learning, especially by making as many classes as they could hybrid so students could still have in person classes
I love the feel of the campus and the surrounding locations. Village has activities to do as well as activities Ball state hosts as well.
Honestly, Ball State is amazing. My program is awesome and so are the professors. I really appreciate the professors' time and effort working during the pandemic and accommodating as much as possible.
I really like Ball State because it’s such a big school which means it would be diverse. As an international student being away from home I needed to be sure I’d meet people like me who are away from their home country. I met a lot of people from diverse countries who have helped me feel at home and I’ve helped them too.
It’s been challenging doing online school but professors have been there to help me all along the way despite the uncertainty and frustration.
I love Ball State and the professors. There are the bad ones, but overall Ball State is a good school. It is academically challenging. However, it is a college (which is kind of a societal scam). Most professors require access codes and they raise tuition/fees.
Ball State did not seem prepared for the pandemic and they have raised tuition and fees in the midst of it all. However, individual professors understand how hard online learning can be and truly tried to be flexible with students and help them the best they could. I personally do not do well with online learning, so the experience was very poor and draining.