Ball State University
3,094 reviews
  1. Muncie, IN
  2. 4 Year
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Ball State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
A-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$9,656/ year
Poll
72%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.195 responses
Poll
70%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.331 responses

Food

Campus Food
A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Data not available
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 628 responses
  • Woodworth
    25%
  • Atrium
    21%
  • Noyer
    15%
  • Student Center
    13%
  • Quizno's
    6%
  • Elliott Dining
    5%
  • Noyer Retreat
    4%
82%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.195 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 192 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    42%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    52%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    0%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
80%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.241 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 137 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    39%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    17%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 182 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    22%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    56%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    16%
  • Not very visible.
    5%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Softball, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, All Track Combined
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 297 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    46%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    48%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    3%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 233 responses
  • Dressing up Frog Baby in the winter
    24%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Decorating dorm room doors for each season
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Bed Races
    11%
  • Rush week!
    6%
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 181 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    8%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    48%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    24%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    8%
  • Parties? What parties?
    12%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Halloween
    31%
  • Welcome Week
    14%
  • Late night and movies
    11%
  • Late Nite Carnival
    8%
  • New Year's Eve
    2%
  • Chirp fest
    1%
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