Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA-
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NCAA Division I-A
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.227 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.228 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.228 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities295 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication229 Graduates
Elementary Education183 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences175 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.254 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.297 responses
After Ball State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.158 responses
- Very Good1206
If I could do anything over, I would go back and work harder for an athletic scholarship. Sports at Ball State are huge and even though our teams aren't ranked the top in the nation, we have exceptional football, baseball, softball, men's and women's volleyball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, field hockey, golf, cheer leading and so many other teams and student support is a big part of that. During homecoming it is like our whole campus of over twenty thousand students go to all of the events to support our football team. I also see the Greek community and other organizations on campus going to sporting events and cheering their peers on! We have an awesome football stadium, as well as new baseball and softball fields. Worthen Arena is our basketball court and it is one of the best college basketball courts in the nation. We also have our recreational facility that was just recently built less than ten years ago. This facility has anything that any athlete needs from several weight training rooms, several basketball and racketball courts, a swimming pool, a turf field, two indoor tracks, rock climbing, dance studios, classrooms and more! I would definitely give our school a 4-5 out of five stars when it comes to athletics!
- College Junior
- 9 months ago
The courses at Ball State are challenging. I have had some amazing professors and some individuals I will avoid. This is the case at most universities. I love the immersive opportunities that we are expected to take. This helps one gain knowledge about the community and what working will be like. The hands-on experience that professors at Ball State encourage is very educational. This past semester, my group for a Communication course presented how we would improve Muncie tourism. We are in the process of presenting this again to the actual DWNTWN initiative in Muncie. The opportunity to participate in a real plan that could impact Muncie was wonderful! In my Philosophy class, we taught a class session. This was an interesting experience that I believe will be very useful, because having the ability to teach others is important. There have been many other professors and classes that applied this method to engage students. This hands-on technique has helped me to learn. Each course is a little different; however, the majority of my classes are small, thirty or fewer students, and are discussion based. The classes and professors that Ball State offers are inspiring and educational.
- College Sophomore
- Dec 29 2015
The most exciting and best part of our athletics is that they are free to students. This allows students to come support their team without paying more for tickets. Ball State athletic events can be very exciting. It is the passion and love for the university that draws fans, more than a great record. There is much excitement for football and basketball. The women's soccer team is very successful. The volleyball teams that we have are very good as well. Games are fun to attend to cheer for the athletes. Often, organizations get their members together and then everyone goes to a game. My fellow resident assistants and I went to several football games together this year. A number of improvements have been made to the athletic facilities: our soccer field was improved and relocated, our football field has been recently turfed, a special football training area is being added onto the stadium, our baseball and softball fields have been newly renovated, and our basketball court was just resurfaced this year. Ball State wants to make the fan, student, and athlete experience wonderful. They do this by improving facilities, providing a fun and engaging atmosphere, and fostering a community feeling. The Nest is the student section where students gather to get excited and show their spirit. We all become cheerleaders for our Cardinals. Go Ball State!
- College Sophomore
- Dec 29 2015