Muncie, IN
Ball State University


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Recent Reviews

Ashley
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A place I call my second home that is preparing me for my futrue as a professional.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A place I call my second home that is preparing me for my futrue as a professional.

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

Be willing to try something new, but if a college or univesity is not something that you can see ourself doing well then it is ok to keep looking for a better fit. College is one of the greatest experience I have had thus far. Make sure you find a college that will be one of your great experience.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone willing to work hard for a future that they wish to have.

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

The people tend to relate to each other well. There are lots of Christians and the Campus Crusade for Christ organization on ...

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

The people tend to relate to each other well. There are lots of Christians and the Campus Crusade for Christ organization on campus is very big. The residence life is extremely active and fun. On-campus activities and events are fun and offer an alternative to drinking on the weekends. Students are extremely proud of Ball State. People are friendly and enjoy getting to know each other and hanging out with one another instead of just studying all the time. Students are hard-workers. Also, Entrepreneurship, Music, Art, Architecture, and Aquatics are top quality.

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

Finding the right college can seem overwhelming. First of all, the student needs to discern what they wish to study. Visiting a career counselor will help point the student in the right direction according to the student's personality and characteristics. Narrow down the college options to those which specialize and excel in areas the student wishes to pursue. Secondly, the student should look at affordability of the school and potential scholarships available. Many scholarships offered by schools can make college more affordable. If the student excels in a certain sport, the college may have scholarships available. Thirdly, the student should evaluate the school based on how well the school's "culture" meets their needs and desires. Does the student do better in large or small population environments? Does the school have any activites/sports where the student will feel comfortable and be able make friends quickly? How is the school's academic and emotional/social support? Are there helpful tutors and counselors to help the students? This is extremely important because most of the student's learning will be outside of the classroom. Focusing on these three areas will make what seems to be an impossible decision more achievable.

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

Make sure you visit the colleges you are interested in, and get involved in stuff. Don't just sit in your room studying, waiting for opportunities to present themselves.

Joshua
Describe the students at your school.

My friends are artistic and friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

My friends are artistic and friendly.

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

Do a lot of research and even visit the schools of interest. Network and be open to new experiences in education. Keep your options open.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Feeling that my republican views are not respected.

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

Take time to analyze each choice to the fullest. Don't hastely choose where you think you want to go. It is important to we...

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

Take time to analyze each choice to the fullest. Don't hastely choose where you think you want to go. It is important to weigh the pros and cons for each college or university. Take into account what about college is important to you and choose the one that best represents those qualities. Once you have started your college career, don't sit and study all the time. Although your education is what is important, success will only come if you can balance your social and study time. Get out and participate in activities not related to studying. This will help you become refreshed and will ultimately help you get better grades. Lastly, try to understand that going to college is not about getting good grades. Rather, it is about learning the most that you can so that you can succeed in your field. If you genuinely try to learn as much as you can, the good grades will follow.

What's unique about your campus?

the availability of recreation on campus, and housing off campus.

Jeanette
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates come in a wide variety, from studious to party animal, liberal to conservative, and optimistic to pessimistic, so ...

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates come in a wide variety, from studious to party animal, liberal to conservative, and optimistic to pessimistic, so it's easy to find a niche under any circumstance.

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

When choosing a school, I think cost should come secondary to other aspects. Find out what you or your child is passionate about. Going to a school where you have the freedom to pursue your passion in life in a manner that suits you is essential. If you are unsure, go to a school with a variety of options. From my experience, how comfortable and happy you are while attending college seems to be directly correlated to how well you succeed and the nature of your overall experience. The atmosphere that the school provides should be cohesive to your personality and style. Don't settle for less! When it comes to money issues, just remember, "where there's a will, there's a way. "

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

I wish I would have known how many options the school offered, because Ball State has a degree for just about anything. High school didn't make me aware of the fact that I could go to school for anything my heart desired to learn.

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

I wish I would've known it was so hard to find a job off campus. It's a small, not so wealthy town with a huge school ploppe...

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

I wish I would've known it was so hard to find a job off campus. It's a small, not so wealthy town with a huge school plopped in the middle.

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

I like to tell people about the variety of art and music shows and how open minded the people are here. Its not as big of a school as some but in my mind its the perfect size. It's not too big where it's hard to meet people and is personable.

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

Make sure you look around and explore all options. It's best to look too much and be completely sure about your decision where you want to go to school. It's a lot of money to spend to not be happy at the college/university so find onethat will best fit your needs and wants. Once in the school of your choice, get out there and take chances, meet all the people you can because you never know what kind of friendships or connections you'll make to better further your life and career.

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.

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