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Reviews 2966 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They always have many opportunities available.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It was horrible not having AC, but I survived.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a very nice Rec room.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am very happy to be attending this university.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I feel like most of the Greeks on campus do wonderful things in the community on campus and off. They carry themselves well and do not act differently towards non-Greeks, and they throw great social events.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are Ball State University are somewhat big, I feel the football team is the most popular of them all in my opinion. I feel like the fan support is about 75%.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at Ball State University has been phenomenal. All the professors want you to succeed and are willing to help you do so. Ball State has many accommodating programs to help students succeed and that is really wonderful. Everything is also so convenient on campus the library stays open until 3 a.m. for those who like to study late, many food places stay open late for those students that have late classes or have been studying at the library all night, a late night shuttle bus is also offered for those students that don't want to walk back to their dorms late, and a host of many other things. I love my university and would choose it again because the atmosphere is unmatched, our academic programs along with sports programs are both wonderful, the professors are amazing, and the university has really just made it easy for me to want to succeed academically. I am so grateful for Ball State University.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The teachers are so understanding with their students. For example this past spring semester I had a history class and history is my worst subject. I talked to the professor and he was able to help me with my notes and studying process so the day of finals I was ready and prepared for the test (I actually got an A in that class). All of the people I have talked to have told me that their professors and TA's are always quick to respond to emails and help them with problems and questions. No matter the time and place the teachers are always willing to work around the students and their needs. They are always trying to help improve the students understanding and comprehension of the material they are given.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Out of all the campuses I went to and saw I felt the safest at Ball State. One of the best things they have available is our blue light system. The system entails that all over campus we have posts that have a blue light at the top and you can press the help button and it will instantly signal 911 and the cops to come that location if you are in trouble. Another great thing about this system is that you should always be able to see you no matter where you are which is true (I've tested this out myself). I think that although we are a dry campus and that students still do drink and smoke that we are smart and know the wrong and rights of what they are doing. The police officers on campus are always watching and there are always police officers on campus somewhere no matter what time of the day. I think the fact that we as a community can depend on our police officers and the service they provide is one of the best things about this campus. We also have a great security system set up for our for our dorm facilities. We must have a badge to swipe into the building and if you don't you arent allowed in. Ball State strongly encourages that we don't let anyone in unless they are 100% sure that they live there and that you know them.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My first thought of moving into my dorm room was "I know no one". Since I wasn't from Indiana I didn't really know anyone when I came to Ball State but everyone there is so friendly and outgoing that I was able to make friends and do things so easily. The social aspect of the college is one of the best things about the college.There is always something to do, you can never use the excuse "I'm bored". On the other hand the dorm facilities are both great and not so amazing. It all depends on the building and location you are in. In my opinion I think that the buildings aren't too bad. They are all at a reasonable distance from all your classes and buildings and you can walk everywhere and there in under fifteen minutes. I also think the rooms themselves are kept very well. Some of the buildings do not have air conditioning but I don't think that that has ever been a substantial problem with the dorms and living areas. The rooms are spacious and are plenty big enough for two people to live in comfortably.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I will say that although our football team is not the best we as a whole school fully support our team and the players at every game. The stadium is always packed full. While on the other hand our volleyball and basketball teams are tremendous. We are better known for our Volleyball and Basketball team. Our students are very supportive of all the teams and games that we have throughout the year. Besides the athletes the facilities are top notch. Our gym is open to all student on and off campus and fully update with equipment and weights. I, personally use the gym almost everyday as I am a personal trainer for some of the Ball State students. I can say that I love going to the facility and working out with my students. Everything is always kept clean and spotless. I have never seen anyone abuse their ability to use the weights or misuse the equipment. They also have a plethora of workout classes. They have dancing classes such as Zumba, Tango, Ballroom, and Swing. They also have boxing, soccer, fuzzball and many more that any student can access.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose my school again in a heart beat. Ball State is so diverse not only religiously and culturally but is also diverse in their programs and education. The teachers and students are all open-minded to others and their beliefs. The schooling program also has multiple ways to access the information and training you need. One of the great things about Ball State is the tutoring program they have for the students. You are able to meet up with TA's and teachers to help you with homework and class notes if you are struggling and or having trouble comprehending the lecture.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Class sizes are average. There are many courses to choose from.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The school is determined to help students find on campus or off campus jobs.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: There are support groups and such for victims. Also, emergency telephones are located around campus if anyone needed help.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Certain residence halls are better than others, but overall they're fine. The rooms aren't small.

4 College Student

Athletics: The fitness centers on campus are one of the best I have seen.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Gen Ed classes are not very fun, but you have to take them at every college so it's not a big deal. Thankfully all of the professors help with any of your needs.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our campus is known for partying, so it's nice to know the campus police officers are patrolling 24/7 for precautionary measures.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Woodworth last year, which is the nursing dorm. While this dorm was great for my roommate who was a nursing major it was not as pleasant for me being an education major. It was hard for me to make friends in this dorm because we were not in any of the same classes nor were we interested in the same things.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sporting events are attended and definitely fun, but it's not what Ball State is known for.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is always something to do here so you never have to be bored. Professors are extremely helpful and are striving to help you succeed.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part my professors have been exceptional. There have been just a few who I feel did not teach me effectively. The courses have been okay, but I've taken only mostly core classes that haven't been useful to my major or the field I'm going into. That can get a little frustrating, but I understand why the core is necessary.


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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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