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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wouldn't trade going to school anywhere else. Ball State offers its students great opportunities and several free activities. We have some of the best technology and accepting faculty. Campus is small enough to get around easily but it's also big enough to feel like you're not trapped in a box. The immersion that Ball State Offers is definitely one of my favorite things about it. We get more opportunities as a freshman than you would at other schools.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great size even though its a state school. The classes are still small enough you can get to know your professor and people in general are friendly. My school just has a lot to offer when it comes to extracurriculars and academics.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: College is great. It's a new sense of independence, and I love it. The fact that my success depends souly on my performance, motivates me more. When you're all on your own with no parents, you really find out what your made of. I definitely feel like this is preparing me for a life of success and self-confidence, and that's what I need as I transition to a mature adult.

Ball State University is more than a college. It's an experience. BSU is an organization that believes in there students. If you don't believe me, you'll have to see for yourself. Students are working in dining halls, residence halls, administrative offices, recreations centers, and most of all the class rooms! It's awesome attending a class that everyone is engaged. We thrive off of immersive learning. What's even better, is have an instructor that has graduated from BSU. That sense of attachment is what attached me. I can't wait to graduate from Ball State University and spread my alma mater around the world...because that IS NEXT. Hey, maybe I'll even get to meet fellow graduate David Letterman.

All in all, BSU is the place to be. Education. Independence. Family.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so happy with my choice. Ball State accepted me and I can not wait to start my experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School so far at Ball State University is great. Being away from home allowed me to adapt to life away from my family, and become more dependent upon myself. My classes were somewhat challenging but made me think more and broaden my mindset. I met a lot of great new people, and there were always activities on campus that I could attend. I would choose my school again because it was everything I wanted in a school. It was my first choice, the first campus I visited, and I can see myself getting a great education there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had it to do all over again I would take my basics/pre-reqs at a local school to save money... then go to Ball State for everything else and possibly stay on campus. But overall I've loved this experience thus far... It's been a blast and I wouldn't trade the experience. I love my school.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Ball State University! I was not sure about going out of state, but I'm happy I did. It feels like home away from home and the friends I have made are friends for life. They have so many clubs and activities available for students, along with the community. The university is the main attraction of Muncie, but it is a very safe and responsible place. I'm so glad I chose to go out of state!

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4 College Sophomore

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

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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.

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4 College Sophomore

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

2 people found this useful Report
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.

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5 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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