Muncie, IN
Ball State University


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Recent Reviews

Darrin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ball State University is a very beautiful campus. I have made many friends here that I think will last a long time. All my te...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ball State University is a very beautiful campus. I have made many friends here that I think will last a long time. All my teachers have been very reasonable and accessible to me whenever I need help. Work load has never been too unbearable, and I have had many opportunities to do things I love. I have also expanded my comfort zone tremendously and become more open minded due to my experiences so far here at Ball State.

Erin
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With me being a freshman and not being very familiar with this campus I know I will soon come to love this place and enjoy it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

With me being a freshman and not being very familiar with this campus I know I will soon come to love this place and enjoy it being me home. For now, I am enjoying settling in and hope to be making friends soon. There are many event and clubs to try to include and be more involved which I soon hope to partake in. Overall Ball state provides me a safe and clean environment, which makes me all the more excited to pursue my next 4 years here.

Deja
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Ball State University is a great school for many kinds of people to attend. There are many different programs, groups, and ac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ball State University is a great school for many kinds of people to attend. There are many different programs, groups, and activities to be apart of; there is something there for everyone! Each dorm is unique; there is lots of activities to do in them. Each professor has their own schedule to help students after or before class making class life easier. Ball State understands that college is expensive, so they set up a monthly payment program and provide many jobs for students to be able to pay for their education. I highly recommend for any high school student (or even a graduate) to consider looking into Ball State University for a higher education.

Tyler
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It's a great school to make a lot of friends and learn. The environment is so laid back and relaxed compared to some larger c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school to make a lot of friends and learn. The environment is so laid back and relaxed compared to some larger colleges where things are super competitive, taking away all free time due to studying. The professors are great and really know their subjects, making for a great learning experience.

Chancey
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I love Ball State University. I was very unsure about on-campus life and how I would fit in. However, within the first few we...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Ball State University. I was very unsure about on-campus life and how I would fit in. However, within the first few weeks, I felt completely at home. Though it wasn't easy to adjust to being in a brand new environment with strangers, I was welcomed with open arms. Not only are the professors kind and extremely helping, most of the students are very inviting and easygoing. I made a really great group of friends and was able to find where I fit in. There are so many opportunities to get involved and several events that encourage student participation. Academically, it's very good, students learn so much and professors are very willing to help and are committed to their students. Overall, BSU has a great atmosphere, good places to eat, and is just an incredible place to call your home away from home. I am going into my sophomore year and am beyond excited for what the year will hold for me!

Deja
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Great school they give our scholarships to many minorities. The campus is very beautiful and well kept. The professors are ni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school they give our scholarships to many minorities. The campus is very beautiful and well kept. The professors are nice and willing to work with you. Sometimes they can be harsh graders and it is important to visit them outside of class during office hours to develop a relationship.

alexis
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terrible.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

terrible.

Kyle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grad date: 2019 The campus is nice, although many of the buildings are out dated and depressing. They supposedly put a ton o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Grad date: 2019 The campus is nice, although many of the buildings are out dated and depressing. They supposedly put a ton of money into the business building in 2018 but all that's noticable is whiter walls and brighter lights. The rooms are suffocatingly hot in the winter, especially the third floor, because they have no control over the HVAC system for some reason. It's just a depressing building to be in all day. I found the library to be similar. Outdated and stuffy. On campus housing is getting major upgrades with the new north facilities and the demolition of Lafollete. The other halls on the east side of campus are nice too. Off campus housing isn't the best. Most options are cheaply constructed apartments, with the exception of the far overpriced VP, or crummy houses that have been added onto to squeeze out any possible space. There are several houses near campis being remodeled which are nice. There is no separation of "the gown and the town" when it comes to off campus living. The university dining plan can literally only be described as a scam and I suggest you avoid getting a traditional dining plan if possible. Take whatever money you would have used for a dining plan and put it on your Cardinal Cash or Dining Plus account. The food itself is good with many options although you will have a tough time finding any dining hall open late at night or on the weekend outside of regular business hours. My friends and I were constantly going out to eat because nothing is open remotely late on the weekend. My freshman year we were actually advised to avoid getting too far to campus but it seems the attitude is changing. Downtown Muncie is a pretty cool area with local shops, bars, and restaurants. There were only a few classes where I felt really engaged and most of the time it's plain to see the professors don't want to be there any more than the students do. Class sizes were roughly 40 students on average. Some up to 60+ and some as small as 20 or so. Being in the business program I saw the same people in my classes each semester. Prior to college I imagined it being like the movies where every class takes place in a large lecture hall with a hundred students I didn't know. Ball State is not like that at all. You will be in classes with many of the same people from sophomore year to graduation.

Rebekah
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Ball State has given me a new outlook on life, opening my eyes to so many different possibilities I can partake in. The acade...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ball State has given me a new outlook on life, opening my eyes to so many different possibilities I can partake in. The academics are tough, but push you to the best of your ability, The teachers are normally very accessible and provide good feedback on homework and quizzes. The campus life itself is a blast, you never knew how much fun you could have until you've witnessed a Ball State weekend. This school is everything I could ask for in a school, and I'm proud to be a Cardinal. #ChirpChirp

Nykia
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I absolutely dislike this school. They do not take mental health, students well being, or bullying seriously. Some teachers e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely dislike this school. They do not take mental health, students well being, or bullying seriously. Some teachers even bullies students and can be very disrespectful. It's a small campus but has recently become so crowded. There are very little healthy options/ vegan friendly options/ vegetarian options. The school spirit and atmosphere it very depressing and dry. Some good things I can say is that all the staff isn't bad, some really care for the students and there are some really nice buildings and features scattered around the school.

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