Muncie, IN
Ball State University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

The size of the school is everything. It is important to find the right sized to make the most out of your education. If you ...

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

The size of the school is everything. It is important to find the right sized to make the most out of your education. If you prefer to be a small fish in the big sea then a large school is for you. Larger classes with hundreds of students makes it easy way to slide through school without making much connection. The plus side to a large school is there is the availablity to meet lots of people and join diverse groups. A small school is better for students who like to connect with their teacher and join in on class discussions. A class with about 20 students is more intimate and not intimidating. You can ask questions during class and stay after to chat with professors. The professors will likely know you personally and remember your name. You can also make intimate friendships. A downside is the lack of activities and different people to meet. A medium sized school has the best of both worlds. I attend a school of 20,000 students and I find myself with the perks of both large and small sized schools.

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

Parking. The Parking Sevices are very strict and there are not many places to park on campus without paying for a short-term meter or buying a pass.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone looking for a sports school. We have large football, basketball, etc games but we are in the MAC division and not a largly competitive school.

Nathan
Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates at Ball State are very willing to be social and help me when i need it or when i miss a class.

Describe the students at your school.

Most of my classmates at Ball State are very willing to be social and help me when i need it or when i miss a class.

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

I wish i would have known that my degree program was usually completed in 5 years instead of 4.

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

I would suggest going to a lot of different campuses to see which one really feels right. Don't always be so satisfied with the first one that you go to. Really sit down and think about what degree program you want to do because a lot of people end up changing their programs after two years and so it takes them longer to finally graduate.

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

Bball state is a great school, depending on how you make it. But it is very culture deprived, and the finincial aid and scho...

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

Bball state is a great school, depending on how you make it. But it is very culture deprived, and the finincial aid and scholarship programs are very overrated. Ball State would be a great school for people who are from Indiana and dont want to be very close to home but not yet far. Or also if you wan to major in architecture or telecommunications, but i would not reccomend it to people from out of state, you have to be from indiana to understand the state of mind, and not ( let's say from N.Y )

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

My advice for parents and students trying to find the right college, and making the most of the experiece there, would be to search thourghly for financial aid and scholarships. Make a top five list of the colleges you would like to attend, based on what would be best for you and your major. Campus visit is a must! Get a feel for the campus and dorm life. Estimate the cost of each school (You dont want to go there for a year and love it, then not afford to go back the next). Start getting used to bugeting and saving, or else you are going to be broke! Get a campus job. learn how to do laundry and cook microwavable food because your going to be eating alot of it! Work on being your self, then some of the friends you make are going to be friends for life! DON'T MISS CLASS!! The more you go, the better you do. Get involved! It's a great way to meet new people and make a difference. Be open minded, and not discriminatory, learn about different cultures. Most importantly BE SAFE, just because everyone drinks doesnt mean you have to!

Elisa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We're best known for our campus-wide wireless connection and our education and telecommunications program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We're best known for our campus-wide wireless connection and our education and telecommunications program.

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

The best advice I can give is to go with the college that you, the student, want. Yes, you do need to look at the cost of the college, but there are plenty of scholarship programs and other forms of financial assistance out there so don't make that your first thing to look at. To make most of your college experience, go to your freshman floor meetings and talk and study with people of your same major.. you will most likely be going through all the same classes and struggles. Also if you do know older people at your college, hang out with them and they can show you other things about your college. And parents, if your child is interested in a college that you feel iffy about, go visit, exlpore all options and ask questions, the college tour guides will be happy to answer them. Also, send your child packages or cards, they will appreciate it a lot.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is open-minded and is accepting of others; someone who doesn't want to go to a too big or too small campus who is looking for a variety of major options.

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