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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ball State is a small gem. You get more than your money's worth here and the campus is beautiful!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ball State is a good school for me because of the size and where it is located. I live in Indianapolis, IN and Ball State is in Muncie, IN so it is about a 45 minute drive to get to school so it isn't far from my house. the size is perfect because the campus isn't too big or too little. I can get to class in under 20 minutes from all of the dorms on campus. My best experience would have to be the Rec center because it is a good place to blow off steam anytime during the day. The offer variety of classes there too so you can always stay active and blow off steam when a class is hard or you have frustrations to get rid of. This is what also makes my school unique. Not another universality in Indiana has a rec like BSU does. I would say that it's okay because it is somewhat challenging to get into so many of the people I know have struggled to attend BSU. It is also okay because diversity is less than 40% at BSU. People have rallied and petitioned to bring that percentage up but it has only gone up so much over the years. BSU has a GREAT way to come up when it comes to adversity. If I could, yes I would choose this school over again. Not many of my friends go here so I have a great chance of meeting new people and getting out of my norm and that is what college is about. Exploring the world of differences and I get a chanced to do that.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BALL STATE CARDINAL FOR LIFE, YA'LL! YASSSS! :D

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Being at Ball State has truly been the best three years of my life. Sure being in school has its ups and its downs, but thats what makes life interesting. Since I've been at Ball State I have really come out of shell. It is really wonderful to be at a university that encourages me to be who I want to be. I love Ball State because it offers so many different clubs, activities, and trips that help me and other people like me make lifelong friends. Four years ago I would have never imagined that I would be at Ball State, let alone leading a bible study filled with ten of my very best friends through the Campus Crusades for Christ! I also never would've imagined that I would be so close with my professors. If it weren't at Ball State, I probably would be at home with very few friends, and still living in the same shy, and quiet shell. It has truly been a blessing being at Ball State for these past few years; hopefully I can continue my education by going to graduate school at BSU also!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wasn't expecting to have to come to Ball State, but I'm glad that I did. The friends I made are amazing and I would do it all again.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Wide choice of classes. Large selection of extracurricular activities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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