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Reviews 3026 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Still to new on campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: need air conditioning in the buildings

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: still learning about all that it has to offer

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Still new to school, but overall, welcoming and ready to learn.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It would be the best if room and board wasn't so expensive! Other than that the dorms are amazing.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great indoor facility including swimming pool with lanes, 10+ basketball courts, 2 indoor tracks, great lifting room, and just tons of other awesome areas.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Beautiful campus, awesome people from Indiana and surrounding states, great professors that care for students, everyone is passionate about their future

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I think the overall health and safety here seems to be better in terms of crime and security compared to other Indiana schools.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I worked in the alumni center during my junior year as a cardinal caller so I was able to speak with alumni every day which helped to give me a better perspective and appreciation of the university. It was interesting to hear stories from a wide range of alumni from those who recently graduated all the way back to those who attended Ball State when it was just a teacher's college in the 1920s. The overwhelming majority loved their experience here and were more than willing to support and give back to the university due to their great experiences during their time here.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Many of the campus housing has been recently renovated now leaving only one dorm that isn't brand new, which is where most freshman are placed. Fortunately I was placed into a new dorm my freshman year so I did stay there, but I had many friends who were placed there. Even though that one dorm was not as nice which was only due to comparison of the rest of the norms being rebuilt within the past few years, many people always said they loved living their despite its flaws and the experience was great.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I chose Ball State for the fact that I knew Greek life was not that important here in that it wasn't as controlling of the social scene nor was it put on a pedestal as it is at most other schools. I actually find it quite humorous because while it is clear that Ball State is not the number one school a person would think of if they were seeking to join a fraternity or sorority, I find that many of the Greeks at Ball State do find that this scene is bigger than it is and believe they have that status advantage that other schools Greek life would provide, but in reality, it's just in their head.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I do not particularly participate in the sporting events here on campus nor do I feel that they are a huge deal here, but they also are not insignificant. However, I do really enjoy going to the recreation center at Ball State and think it is one of the better athletic facilities I've seen at most colleges I've been to.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My overall experience at Ball State has been good, not too bad but also not amazing. I have had some standout professors during my time here that have made great impacts on my life and I'm thankful for them. At the same time, I've also had professors who weren't as significant in that I cannot even remember their names, but this toss up would happen at any school. It's obvious that many people love this school due to it's very outgoing and social atmosphere, however, I am not personally fond of these large parties or the types of people who attend them as I am more of a homebody and prefer having a close-knit groups of friends. Though this isn't to speak negatively of the school because I know that's just my own preferences and that many people love this school since they do enjoy the typical college experiences you hear and read about.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I loved my professors and classes, I just wish I could've started taking more classes in my field of study my first semester.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center was very helpful with helping me decide what direction I wanted to go with art. I couldn't decide on how I would get a job or what minors would help me the most and my advisor helped me out a lot.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Stu West with upper class man as a freshman. I wouldn't recommend doing this if you're looking for friends in your hall because they already have their friend groups. As awful as some other dorms seem, their social life rocks.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a fan of Greek life. I have a few friends in them that love them and meet a lot of great friends that way but it's not something for me particularly.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I've gone to about every event of every sport and it's really fun and a great way to meet new people. The teams do well and creates a lively atmosphere on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's very diverse and has a lot of different people you can get along with. You see new people every day and you can easily find great life long friends. Academically, it's very professional. It just sucks you can start into your concentration classes the first year.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: We're rated pretty well and it shows

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I feel like there isn't much attention to no drugs.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I think living in the dorms was the best. I had friends close by and we normally had some classes the same or similar and it allowed for us to bounce ideas off of one another and to really enjoy the social atmosphere. Just a great time

3 College Senior

Athletics: I have never really attended a game but from what I have seen they are ok but rarely win

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Only had one professor in four years that I did not adore

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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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