Muncie, IN
Ball State University


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Recent Reviews

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

I like that it is far enough away from home that I can stay here, but it is only an hour and a half from home so I can go hom...

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

I like that it is far enough away from home that I can stay here, but it is only an hour and a half from home so I can go home if there is an emergency. I also like the fact that BSU is a medium size school. There are a lot of activities to get involved in and you can get from one end of campus to the other in less than fifteen minutes. BSU was the perfect fit for me and my needs. I am a business major and they have one of the best business programs around.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is the atmosphere. You can do almost anything you want. You can study anywhere on campus, people are really friendly and helpful. BSU is kept really clean and tidy so there isn't trash all over the streets and sidewalks. Right now there is some construction going on around campus, but the construction crews are really careful and aware of when students are around. BSU is just an overall great place to get a higher education.

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

Take as much time as you need to decide which college is right for you. Do not let someone make the decision for you just because they may want you to go to the college they went to. Visit many colleges you are interested in and if you need to, make lists about what you did and did not like about each campus. As far as making the most of your college experience, get involved. If you are interested in sports, do intramural activies. Same with art club, or religion club, or whatever you like to do. Just don't sit around wishing you were out doing something when you very well could be. If you want to be a part of something, go be a part of it. College is about you finding who you are and your place in life. If you don't go out and try new things, you won't know what you do and don't like. So I'll leave you with this...try new things, don't be afraid to be who you are, and live! (But, please be responsible) Thank you!

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

Really just more about college itself and i wish i would have known that I wouldnt see most of my friends from highschool any...

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

Really just more about college itself and i wish i would have known that I wouldnt see most of my friends from highschool anymore and basically have to start over with friends.

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

I would choose the college that most suits you in size and whatever profession you are looking to pursue. Don't go where all your friends from highschool are going because you just wont make very many friends if you go that rout. I had a lot of fun making all new friends including my random roomate who i feel we will be friends till we are super old.

What's unique about your campus?

The size of many classrooms and how the teachers know who I am and can work with me on a one-on-one basis. Also I like how friendly people tend to be

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

Happy Friday Guy!! and Greek's Pizza!

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

Happy Friday Guy!! and Greek's Pizza!

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

Take your time exploring the colleges you are interested in. Learn about their academics, campus, and extracurriculars. Make sure they offer several areas that you may be interested in. Talk to other students on campus and ask them what they like or don't like about the school they attend. Ask yourself, can I picture myself here? Most of the time, you'll know if it's the right environment for you. GO Cards!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes classes that you need aren't available. And classes that are prerequesites for other ones you need fill up fast.

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

Ball State is a school of opportunities and reaching your goals.

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

Ball State is a school of opportunities and reaching your goals.

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

Ball State has always been known as a party college but the college has redesigned itself and is more focused on the education. There are so many opportunities here. Compared to other school all of Ball States Departments are nationally ranked and has the best Education Department. Ball State is so unique because it offers something for every person here.

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

When looking for a college first decide how close or far away you think you can be from home. Go on multiple school visits to find a school that you think fits you the best and then look into the department that you are the most interested in. Feeling comfortable on the campus will make you want to go class and help you enjoy the college experience. Parents always encourage your child to make the decision that will make them happy even if it is not what you would have hoped for. For a student to make the most of their college experience they must have support from their family and friends. College is a one time experience that you grown and learn about yourself. So make sure to take the time to look at other colleges and then become involved on campus. Being involved will help you meet new friends that you might not have met before. In college come out of you shell a little bit and enjoy these 2 or 4 years.

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

ball state has the perfect population. large enough to get the energy and enthusiasm of a big school, but personal attention ...

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

ball state has the perfect population. large enough to get the energy and enthusiasm of a big school, but personal attention and smaller classes such as private universities

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

Find the college thats the best fit for YOU! (not what your parents want, or where your friend are going). You are going to have the best experience if you pick somewhere you feel comfortable and are excited about! Also, you'll get out of it what you put into it, so get involved!!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

parking!!! there isn't enough parking during daytime hours

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

In order to find the school that really fits, base your decision upon more than one concern. If a school has a great English program, that's fantastic - but how is the dining? What are the facilities like? Will you be happy there? Education is important, but colleges these days are under so much pressure to provide a competitive education that you will be able to learn all you care to at any given school. What really makes the difference, though, is how you fit with that school. If you're unhappy at college, it won't matter if they're ranked number one in a certain discipline. Don't limit your college search to ranks and numbers, because each student is different and ultimately, the student is the one who must make the most of the situation.

What's unique about your campus?

The size. It feels like a small school, but we have all the conveniences and amenities of a larger University.

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

make sure you visit first. it's more helpful if you know someone you can visit there. you get more of an inside look that way...

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

make sure you visit first. it's more helpful if you know someone you can visit there. you get more of an inside look that way instead of just the professional, textbook tours.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

haha. Not so much the school itself. I hate the parking.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone can attend this college. I think that, for the most part, the student body as a whole is pretty open minded. There is someone for everyone as far as friends go.

Justine
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly nursing students and they all work very hard and help each other.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are mostly nursing students and they all work very hard and help each other.

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

Know that collage is not like high school and one has to work hard to succeed. The right collage has the classes for the major one needs and teachers and counselors willing to help. One can usually tell on a collage visit how well he/she would adapt to this school. To get the most out of the collage experience, get involved. Studying is hard and breaks are needed. If there is nothing to do, make something up. Most collages will allow new teams and clubs on campus.

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

College is not the most important part of your life. You go to college to prepare yourself for life afterwards, however every...

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

College is not the most important part of your life. You go to college to prepare yourself for life afterwards, however everyone wants to make the best of those four years. For students deciding which college is best for them I'd say weigh your options, apply for scholarships early and always try for your first choice. To parents I would say leave the selection to your children. We know you want what is best for them, but they will be the ones attending the school for 4 years +. Let them decide and support them in their choice. The best thing about going away to college is knowing when you come back home your parents will be there asking you about all your new friends and stories, not telling them they made a mistake. Plan, Support, Love, and then choose what works best for you and for your major.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Well, at Ball State University there is still a huge rift in social groups. In High School I had friends of all races and ethinicities, but for some reason at Ball State the black population looks at me crazy when I'm eating lunch with a friend who is caucasian. I've come to find that racism is more of a problem for black young people than anyone else.

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

The sororities and fraternities are ran very poorly.

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

Taking a tour of the campus and making sure it is suitable for the students needs. Look closesly into the major you are planning on studying and what types of programs would most benefit you.

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