Muncie, IN
Ball State University


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Recent Reviews

Raquel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is no specific test to use when choosing the right college. Everyone has specific areas that they need to focus on tha...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is no specific test to use when choosing the right college. Everyone has specific areas that they need to focus on that differ from someone else. For example you may not care too much about whether or not the school has adequate handicap accessibility, but for someone else, this might be very important. You have to sit down and decide what you as a student need from your school. You are paying for this experience, and you should get out of it what you need. If a good School of Business is the main thing you need, start with that, and build on with the less important things. If you know any alumni of the schools you are considering, ask them about their experience there. To make the most of your college experience you must remember that you have to find a good balance. A good balance between your education and social life. You cannot let yourself become too overwhelmed with studies and have no social life as depression can become very real at this critical point in your life, and you need a good support system. Obviously you cannot neglect your school work for fun.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There have been quite a few instances of racism on my campus since I have been a student, showing that our country has gone far, but that we still have a way to go. Be prepared to feel at least a little bit out of place if you are of minority status.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

You are on your own at this point. You will have the support of your family and friends, but as far as responsibility, it will be up to you to make sure that you are taking care of business. There is alot of temptation, be careful not to give in. Do not get credit cards, and they will be offered to you all the time!

Stefanie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very different but give my a unique outlook.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very different but give my a unique outlook.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Right now our football team is undefeated, but we are also know for our teaching programs and our communtication programs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When entering college you need to keep and open mind. The world is full of possibilties that are ever changing and you need to find a college that makes you feel that way. It should also make you feel at home and relaxed. For students, always try new things because one day you will be able to say that i did try that or I did see that. College is an amazing experinence and everyone should try to make the best of it.

Andrew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think visiting as many college campuses as possible even those remotely possible for a choice is important. It not only gi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think visiting as many college campuses as possible even those remotely possible for a choice is important. It not only gives you the "feel" of a university or college, but it gives you a sense and small experience on how college works. The best advice I can give is work hard to earn your degree, have fun while in college and make lots of friends, and don't drop your major because the work is too hard or there is too much work, only change majors if you no longer have passion for that area of study. College is hard but a lot of fun, and knowing how to balance those two will help you make the most of your time at college.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe the best thing about Ball State University is the size. It is a perfect-sized campus for the enrollment. The students here are diverse and accepting, and there are a lot of great people to meet, but the campus is not overwhelming in size.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who are attending college to party and just have a good time instead of getting a college education for their future shouldn't attend Ball State University. Only students who are dedicated to their work and are focused on their future careers and life should plan to attend here.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

Me and my classmates are very close. We like to collaborate on projects and study together. We always keep pushing eachother ...

Describe the students at your school.

Me and my classmates are very close. We like to collaborate on projects and study together. We always keep pushing eachother to do better.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that you have the world at your fingertips. Everything is accessable and there is always a way to do anything you can dream.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When searching for a college my advice is to go and experice that college; try to shadow a student and really get a feel for the university you are interested in. Also make sure to reaserch the activities available. I To make the most of your college experience you should live in the dorm for at least 2 years, you really form a community with the people you live with and campus is more accessable. Take advantage of all the activities and extra curriculars at you school, don't be afraid to get involved.

Lauren
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ball State University is best known for its education degree. Before it became a University, in 1929 Ball State was called B...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ball State University is best known for its education degree. Before it became a University, in 1929 Ball State was called Ball State Teachers College. Students all over the country come to Ball State to earn a degree in Education. The Teacher's College offers a variety of degrees within the education program such as elementary, secondary, or middle school education. Not only does Ball State offer general education degrees, but also specialized areas such as music, art, special, and physical education. Ball State thrives on its outstanding and ever-growing education program, producing knowledgeable, well-prepared teachers.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing to remember when choosing a college is do not 'follow your friends.' Often kids get pressured into attending the same college as their best friend or boyfriend/girlfriend, when it's not their best choice. Although much of the college experience is a social atmosphere, the most important is the academic aspect. A student's career goals should be the main deciding factor for college. The best way to make the most out of one?s college experience is to get involved and meet new people. My school, Ball State University, offers clubs and organizations for almost every interest possible from Greek Life to Intramural Sports and many others. I have been told by numerous individuals that ?you only get out what you put in,? meaning the more active a student is within his/her college community, the better experience he/she will have. I have had the best college experience so far, and it wouldn?t be possible without the organizations I've joined and the amazing friends I have made. I encourage every student to choose a school that no high school friends are attending, and get involved as much as possible.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider passion the best thing about Ball State University. Every student truly cares about his/her classes and puts grades above everything. Not only are students passionate about academics, but also getting involved with other activities. There is a club or organization for almost every interest imaginable, and most students are involved in one or more. Sports also falls under the category of passion. Students are very supportive of all sports offered at Ball State. Each and every student I have talked to has nothing but wonderful things to say about Ball State University.

Courtney
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ball State is best known for some of its specific undergraduate programs such as Nursing and Teaching. It is also known for ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ball State is best known for some of its specific undergraduate programs such as Nursing and Teaching. It is also known for the availability of social events and the size.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag about the ability to meet new people fairly quickly and the size of campus. I love that everything on campus is in walking distance and that I do not need to take the bus if I do not want to.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For a great college experience, I would tell a person to make sure that the school they wish to attend has a good program for their major. I would also recommend to take a glance at the social activities on and off campus. If there are a lot, they will be more likely to meet new people and make friends that have the same interests as them. I would also strongly advise to look at the size of campus. Some people are not comfortable with a large school, and some may be uncomfortable with a small school. Taking a look and doing research on the campus that they wish to attend could be the best advice I could give to somebody who is looking for the right college for them.

Kristin
Describe the students at your school.

Active, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented.

Describe the students at your school.

Active, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look more deeply into the college(s) you are interested in, do not believe what you are told about the school by staff or orientation leaders, and ask some current students who are not employed by the school to make it look good what their opinions are.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The immersion programs. I am in one right now and it is a great experience and a big difference from regular classes.

Christina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for our diverse groups and functions that are put on by associations.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for our diverse groups and functions that are put on by associations.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents should definately be involved in the choices that their children make for their future. They should ask questions daily before students leave high school. Ask what their goals are? Ask to keep them up-to-date with the choices they are thinking about making? Students should visit their future college or university more than once and be sure to ask plenty of questions about housing, transportation and financial aid.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe the best thing about Ball State University is the understanding professors. The professors are, for the most part, very helpful and are willing to help students with issues. They even find a way to work around the students' schedule.

Brittany
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is a lot bigger and there is a lot more going on than other smaller schools I looked into.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is a lot bigger and there is a lot more going on than other smaller schools I looked into.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

People put so much stress on students that are graduating. People scare prospective college students because they say the change will be difficult. Maybe it is because I grew up in this area, but I had no problems adjusting at all.

Takiyah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make a list of all the qualities you want in a college : academics,diversity,size,cost , class size student to professor ratio,location,amount of student academic resources. Research and visite all the colleges you are looking at. When visiting have some questions in mind you want to ask them like about the campus life and classes. Start filling out scholarships fill out alot of them too. don't foret to turn in your fasfa also because you really donot want money to be the thing that is keeping you from the college that you feel can help you grow and succeed academically.Get involved in campus activites but not too manybe cause you have to beable to balance you work load also and utilize the available resources at your college, like if they have study abroad try to do that because it can be a very eye opening, learning experiance.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone not willing to learn and further thier educatin

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