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Muncie, IN
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16,218
Tuition (in-state)
$22,988 ($8,313)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of my professors are extremely helpful when I needed it. I have gone to them individually multiple times for extra help and they were always there to give it. Classes are tough but they were all different. Some were lecture while others are hands-on.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do not know much about this topic.. It is required that you have an internship to graduate, so I imagine it is very available for students. The alumni network is a large part of campus athletics and things like that. Career center is always very helpful if you do not know what path to take or which major to choose.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is not a whole lot of crime on campus. When there is, everyone is told to stay where they are so they don't get hurt. There are a few emergency phones on campus and you can always get an escort if you do not feel safe. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is quite a big of diversity. People from different areas (such as countries) but usually if you aren't from out of the country, you're from Indiana. I am not sure about political beliefs. But I think there is quite a bit of diversity as far as economic background and sexual orientation.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity. There aren't really any specific type of student looks, interests, dress, or anything like that because everyone is different. You tend to notice athletic guys more often because for example, the football guys tend to hang out together in a large group. Also, sometimes more of the artsy-type guys hang together as well.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Nursing is a hard major, but all the help that is provided at Ball State make it okay. There is a large workload, and very fitting curriculum. There is always help if you need it and there are plenty of job opportunities.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship. With nursing, I will have clinicals which will be like my "internship". I am not worried about that because as long as I get into the program, I will automatically be get my clincals.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food on campus is pretty good. There are always lots of options, with different choices every day of the week. Woodworth is the best place to eat, followed by Student Center. There are quite a bit of healthy choices, if that's how you want to eat. I'm not sure about vegetarian choices, because I'm not. Woodworth dining hours are fairly convenient, but other dining halls are not.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus is very strict when it comes to the dorms. You always have to make sure guests have a pass when it is past a certain time, and you must escort your guest everywhere. On-campus police are somewhat strict with off-campus drinking, but very strict when it comes to drinking on campus. As far as overall strictness, Ball State is fairly average.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are many parties at Ball State, just like any other college. It is fairly easy to find a party if that's what you really want to do. Most parties are located on Neely st., but you can find them on many other streets and frat/sorority houses. The party scene does not necessarily have a positive impact, other than it impacting your social life.. getting to meet new people.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a variety of majors to choose from at Ball State. Every professor I have had is very willing and able to help when needed. There is always someone there to help if you have questions, for example, counselors. As a nursing major, I have plenty of workload, and there is always study sessions and things for extra help if needed. The library has a large amount of books to choose from, and a floor where it is completely quiet if you need complete silence.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a nursing major, which requires a lot of work. Although it is often times hard work, there are always ways to get help that are easily available. For example- study sessions or supplementary instructors. There is also the library which is very helpful. Once you get into the nursing program, you are provided with clinicals to help transition into the real occupation of nursing and give you a hands-on experience.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a little bit of everything in Muncie as far as off-campus dining. There are many places that are local to Muncie, there are mostly places that are seen everywhere else as well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good variety. Could use expanded hours.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Not a lot of activities or attractions off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Some policies are strict and are taken seriously by students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Feel safe on campus and police are visible and available.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of sporting activities that get people involved.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good cross section of look, interests, and preferences.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus gives plenty of opportunities for social activities to meet people and get involved.

College Sophomore

Majors: Have not had any internships.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It was an easy to follow process.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Access to professors is good. Material is presented in ways that are easy to understand. Course demands are what I would expect at this level.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Nursing is a tough major that requires a lot of work. The professors are very good about being accessible and their are plenty of opportunities to do extra work and study activities.

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Ask a Ball State student, and they'll tell you they're happy to be where they are. Sure, there's Parking Services to deal with, UPD crack-downs, and a ban on kegs, but these drawbacks pale when compared to the friends and memories students say they've acquired at BSU. Although recent policies threaten to end the party-school reputation, Ball State still has a strong social scene that continues to build friendships most students would be unwilling to give up.

Depending on your major, courses can be extremely trying. Be prepared for some late nights—especially if you're interested in architecture, nursing, or journalism as a major. Whatever your field of study, it is important to focus and remember what you're here for.

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