Ball State University (BSU)

Muncie, IN

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Ball State University

Ball State University

BSU Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Review

Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Ball State University

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Ball State University is a great school, the one thing i like most is that way the campus is set up, it is so easy to get around and its always a clean environment. The library is set almost directly in the center and everything else spans out, and there is always places and people to help you.

Academics

Depending on the classes that you take the classes with either be very large or approximately a high school size. In my experience, you can get just as much attention from the professors in a large class as a small class it wall depends on your wants to communicate. The professors always seem to be ready for any questions any students have and are always willing to give extra help.

College Life

Student like is alright, I think that they could find more ways to get the students involved in organizations and such. The only thing i ever see about that is through my email but its hard to keep up, so posting things around the school would help a lot.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

If it's good enough for David Letterman, it's good enough for me! Seriously though, I am planning to go into the Sports Medicine/Trainer field, and the program at Ball State is top notch. I have investigated several institutions of higher education and Ball State is at the top.

Academics

The workload and classes can accommodate nearly anyone's lifestyle within reason. The academic quality and faculty are my main reasons for choosing Ball State. If I have to work to pay tuition, there are classes available nearly all the time, and the class sizes are small enough to still feel like I am a person, not a number.

College Life

Social life in and around B.S.U can be as tranquil or rowdy as you choose - the options are limitless. There are nightclubs in the village; intramural sports practically round the clock; Greek lifestyles are everywhere; and the availability to use most facilities when you want is awesome, not to mention security is top-notch.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I mainly was interested in colleges in my homestate. I was familiar with Purdue because my brother attended there. I visited a couple different colleges and Ball State seemed to fit my needs the best. I was impressed by the college of Business and the help that students are offered. I wish that Ball State was at good at sports as Purdue.

Academics

I am a perspective student and therefore do not know details about classes/programs, professors and the workload. What I have been told, the classes are smaller in size which fits my needs better than bigger classes.

College Life

I have not yet experienced this but know a couple of people who currently attend Ball State and they seem to enjoy the atmosphere. I did experience on a tour that they have saftey stations which you can call for help if needed.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

The school as a whole was extremely great. Everything on campus was easy to access, as most of it ran along the main road going through the university. I visited the school twice, once on an informal tour, and once with a formal tour group. The second time I stayed the night in the honors dorm with a high-school friend of mine who is now a student there. The Honors dorm where we slept was especially nice, and all of the Honors programs and things available to Honors students were outstanding. For prospective students with good grades and test scores, and a hard work ethic, I would highly recommend the Honors program. Not only are there benefits as far as housing and equiptment, but the people who are a part of the program are a benefit in themselves. They are all hard workers, intelligent, and yet still very much college students. My memorable experiences numbered quite a few, but one of the more notable ones was the 11PM-1AM lacrosse practice I went to. I play at my high school, and this was a really good chance to get some experience at a higher level. Plus, you cant ever forget a practice that is that late!

Academics

The programs at Ball State are outstanding. For some, the workload may be tough, especially if you are planning to major in architecture or radio/tv broadcasting, but the payoff is great. Regular freshman level classes can sometimes be large, but that is to be expected. The one I sat in on didnt have more than 100 students max, I would say, which is excellent. The professors were very friendly, and the programs are top-notch. I plan to go into sports broadcasting, and so I had some meetings with the head of the sports broadcasting program there, Chris Taylor. The programs he runs are not easy to get into or stay in, but to me that is a plus. It forces you to work hard and, in the end, make connections that will catapult to much higher success in the real world. The university is there to serve the needs of the students and to ensure the best education possible. It is up to the students to take advantage of that. In addition, the Honors program at Ball State is exceptional, and provides that small college feel within the larger university, if that is what you seek. It gives you more direct access to academic help if needed, as well as simply to people who can act as a sound board for your ideas and encourage you to take on new challenges even outside your major that will develop you as a total all-around person.

College Life

In the dorm I stayed in, there was always something to do. The night I stayed, there where wheelchair relays down in the lobby for anyone who wanted, and up on the level I was on in the kitchen/living room area, the guys were playing a couple of different movies through the night. All over campus, there is always stuff to do. We got quite a lot of things in a list during the formal tour, and it really does seem like there is something every single night. Throughout the day I saw several club activities going on too. The clubs were present there, but not overbearing. You could easily find one for whatever your activity was, but you didnt HAVE to be in one. The campus has a "Club Day" on the big mall every term where all of the clubs line up and host tables attracting students. This is when you can go through and give a non-binding commitement to any club you think you might want to join, and learn more about them. Athletics at BSU are also big. Some sports are much bigger than others however. For example, our lacrosse team had to practice from 11PM-1AM because the fitness center kept bumping back our pre-arranged reservation in favor of other sports. That, however, is the only complaint about anything athletic. The facilities are new and excellent, with things for athletes and non-athletes alike. BSU sports are definitely top!


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