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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are a nice size. The housing process is very easy.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are several options for off-campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene is good. There are several options for partying.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options for off-campus dining, I did not eat off campus much though.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is not too strict, but the campus is not to lenient.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is okay and there are several options.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got the financial aid that I needed and the process was simple.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is saving me $5000 dollars a year so its kinda awesome.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are awesome here. The best parties are parties thrown by fraternities. I personally like when the fraternities don't use their actual house. I like the random houses they have.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places that are in the village and also if you head out to the highway.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I never had any problems with them. However I know many people that did.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I liked the food however don't eat at the same place too much or else it gets kind of old.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had no problems with financial aid process at Ball State.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus was great. The best part about it was the social atmosphere. I made some of my best friends while living on campus. However sharing rooms does kind of suck.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Muncie is a college town. We have a bunch of restaurants. We have fast food, fancier establishments, and so many bars. There's a little bit of everything. Price ranges but if you want something cheap there are plenty of dollar menus to peruse.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the 21st Century Scholarship which pays for 4 years tuition of undergrad schooling at an Indiana college. I received it with no issues and was able to have my tuition paid on time.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Ball State is all about their student's safety. If you live on campus you know all about the regulations. Visitation in dorms is a very strict thing. Your visitor must be 18 years of age to stay the night with you and they can stay for 3 consecutive nights. If you want someone younger to stay with you, their parents must come fill out a slip verifying that they have your permission. It's a lengthy process that is super annoying, if say, a desk staff member forgets to have your guest fill out a slip and their guardian leaves.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Ball State really does have a great dining service. They offer a variety of options and even have several local vendors on campus for student's convenience like Chick-fil-a and Papa John's Pizza. I l especially like Boar's Head in the Atrium. The downsides to the meal system is the time frames. If you're busy and happen to skip breakfast and you wait until 4:30 pm to eat then you just used your dinner swipe and you get nothing else until tomorrow. Dining plus is a great thing, it allows you to pay for extra things without worrying about the $8.20 limit, but it goes fast.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus my freshman year. I stayed in Johnson B and even though it was not the most updated facility it had a great sense of community. After becoming a member of the Johnson B Desk Staff, it was really easy to get to know people in the building. The fitness room in the basement as well as the lobbies on the first and sixth floors were great amenities. I really liked the bathrooms on my floor. The shower pressure and temperature is a thousand times better than what I get at home and I miss it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Several new dining places just opened within walking distance of campus.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Rules seem to be strictly enforced equally for everyone. Parking is ridiculous!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's very easy to communicate with the financial aid office.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus dining is very expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorma were ok but just way to expensive. I think every college student should have the chance to live in a dorm just for experience. The best part about dorms are meeting new people, and learning how to share. What i didn't like about the dorms were that we had to pay extra for A/C and carpet. For the people that didnt want to pay more for A/C , there room was really hot, the windows were not able to open and they had to bring their personal fan. Also, community bathrooms are not very exciting.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a lot of loans through my school. I feel I should have done more digging and I would have been able to get more. My financial situation at home is not the best, but it is too good to actually get me much financial help.

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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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