Ball State University Reviews

  • 63 Reviews
  • Muncie (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,924
94% of 63 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 63 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Ben R
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2024
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I don’t believe the degree was helpful in obtaining a career. The instruction did not mirror the requirements of the employment opportunities that I experienced. The administration was HORRIBLE. The on-campus experience was fine, except for parking which is HORRIBLE. The school nickels and dimes you to death. Even something as simple as obtaining a copy of your transcripts for a completed degree that you paid tens of thousands of dollars to get, costs $18, and only the admin can send it on your behalf. Clearly they are wasting tuition dollars building more and more buildings. Too many close friends graduated as unemployed debtors. Can’t really recommend this schools just from my experience. You can get better bang for your buck for an in-state bachelors degree. Can’t speak to architecture or journalism, which might be cost-effective. Seemed like those kids did decent upon graduation. But again, expensive for what you’re getting IMO. Don’t do a meal plan. Don’t do on-campus housing. Rent textbooks online when possible."
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2022
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"This school is a joke. Starting from advising to the financial aid office. I have had numerous examples and personal experiences with advising, financial aid, and other departments. No one wants to help you, financial aid just wants as much money as possible. They refuse to answer questions, they have put me on hold for 30 minutes and put me on speaker so all of their colleagues can hear our conversations. They have told me numerous inconsistencies with my questions about my money they owe me and won’t release to me. They don’t offer me the max amount I am owed. They had held me loan that I have been accepted for over a month. I’ve had no aid from the beginning of the year and have not been able to buy books, parking permits, pay tuition, rent, and much more because of the aid they have been holding from me receiving. They take my number down say they are going to call me back about my questions on my I haven’t received my aid I’ve been accepted for and never do. I have to keep calling them and they reluctantly have to talk to me and give me a different answer every call. That’s one of the departments at Ball State. The advising departments are bad too. They don’t tell you information you need to know before telling you what classes to take. I’ve made the biggest mistake going to Ball State."
Peyton Kinnick
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
"I really enjoyed my undergraduate program at Ball State University. The professors at Ball State are extremely caring and understanding. These professors want you to excel in your studies. In my time at Ball State, I had so much support from my professors at all times. My professors made learning fun, and they wanted you to enjoy learning. I never wanted to miss a class at Ball State. I was so happy to be there and to hear their stories and how passionate they were to teach us. My experience at Ball State for my undergraduate degree is the reason I am okay with commuting an hour and a half each week to continue my education at Ball State for my graduate degree."
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2019
  • Degree: Education
"Ball State University has a great campus and great food and great professors. BUT, as of now there are two dorms on campus that have bed bugs! And the University has not taken action. I do not feel comfortable living in these conditions! Its gross!!!!"
Amber R
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2019
  • Degree: Nutrition
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a dietetics major at Ball State University. Within the program, I felt as though my classmates and faculty became a family. Faculty were very communicative and answered all questions. They were very supportive and always provided great resources when needed. The faculty came from varying backgrounds, which provided me with a multitude of perspectives within the nutrition field. This was very helpful when I was deciding on a career path. I would highly recommend Ball State University for dietetics or any other chosen major."
Sydney Finke
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2019
  • Degree: Social Work - Campus
"I enjoyed my academic experience at Ball State University. My professors, academic advisors, and disability support services helped me achieve a high standing and graduate with my degree a year early. The lay-out and accessibility of the campus has been helpful for enhancing my experience. I was surrounded by people who wanted me to succeed. Because of the amazing undergraduate experience I had, I decided to continue my graduate education at the institution."
Ashley Mullen
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"Ball State University's Telecommunications Video Production program came highly recommended to me, and having been through the program, I certainly extend that recommendation. Having been interested in Video Production for a while, the program did not disappoint in educating me about video production- such as the aesthetics of storytelling, understanding the technological side of running a set, and understanding the importance of being a well-rounded individual and filmmaker. I got tremendous real-life experience working on film and documentary sets, experiences in which I am truly proud of."
Robin Donaldson
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2018
  • Degree: Counseling
"The Master's program in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University was the only accredited counseling program in the state of Indiana at the time I attended. The program was well designed and allowed Counseling students an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills and become comfortable working in a clinical setting. The faculty was supportive and I always felt they had the best interests of the students in mind. The University library was second to none and the general atmosphere of the university was warm and welcoming."
Breanna Conwell
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ball State University is a fantastic place for anyone to study and pursue knowledge. This school has a beautiful campus, caring and helpful faculty, and a variety of great services available to students. Ball State provides its students with opportunities to study and learn in a diverse welcoming setting. I loved my time there and I think anyone who chooses this school will find what they are looking for!"
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Ball State University will provide you with an exceptional degree at an affordable rate. Choosing to go to Ball State was probably one of the best decisions I could have made. Ball State has dedicated faculty, a diverse student body, beautiful campus, and a lot of strong degree programs. The business administration program did not disappoint. I was given insight into entrepreneurship, management, economics, accounting, international business, finance, marketing, logistics and supply chain, statistics, information systems, etc. This wide-reaching program gives you options to pick some of your electives and have a say in what you want to learn about."
Allison Abbe
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ball State University is an excellent college. I felt that I not only experienced a well-rounded education for my degree, but I was also immersed in several opportunities to expand my level of openness to diversity. While attending Ball State university, I felt very welcomed by the Muncie community as well as students at the university. I felt at home. When I applied for my masters program, I felt well prepared for the upcoming curriculum, and I felt that I stood out among my fellow applicants due to the opportunities I seized while at Ball State University. The majority of professors at Ball State University truly care about their students, and will go above and beyond for each student. I felt that this is especially important for incoming freshmen because freshmen are often not prepared for the course load of college. For my degree program specifically, I was introduced to a multitude of courses that allowed me to have a very well-rounded psychological science learning experience. I took courses ranging from forensic psychology to psychology of diversity to abnormal psychology, all taught by intriguing professors that made the course fun and interesting. I looked forward to going to most of my courses and I feel that I will apply the information I learned throughout my undergraduate career. Outside of an academic setting, I had an amazing experience as an athlete at Ball State University. I felt that my team was incredibly close, and they felt like a family to me. I easily adapted to college because of my athletic team. I was provided with amazing friends before I even stepped onto campus. All in all, I had a great experience at Ball State University, and I would recommend pursuing an education at Ball State. #WEFLY #CHIRPCHIRP"
Amy Crouch
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2018
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"The PhD program is one that is small so focused on the student. Students have access from the beginning to a hands on advisor as well as interaction with current doctoral students. One of the main things I wanted from a doctoral program was the flexibility to work on topics that are cutting edge and might just push the boundaries. Ball State Teachers College has allowed me to do that. They encourage us to defy the normative and create waves in the fields of education. My research so far has been influenced by top educational philosophers, technology gurus, and curriculum theorists trained by Michael Apple. Access to this knowledge further enriches my life as a student and I believe enrich my research. This program has provided me with the necessary training to even get accepted to present at a national conference. A rarity for a first year doctoral student. I would highly recommend this program for anyone wanting a one on one experience with access to top professors. You will find yourself part of a new family!"
Victoria Essiet
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"School: University of East Anglia Program: Conflict and International Development. The program conflict and International Development was designed to explore societal issues on poverty, inequality, conflict, governance and equip students with the relevant skills to tackle these various global issues.Undertaking this course was an interesting fit for me as it provided me with the relevant knowledge and skill necessary to function in whatever capacity in any development-cum societal institution that focus on these issues"
Samantha Geary
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Ball State University has an excellent education program. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I had numerous opportunities to participate in classrooms with teachers. This invaluable knowledge helped to prepare me for my teaching career. That is why I have chosen Ball State University again, to pursue my Master's degree."
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The online program at Ball State University provides students the ability to continue education without having to sit in a classroom. This is convenient for working professional who are working 40+hour weeks. The classes are structured and developed in ways to engage each student."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Good technical background. Some professors with real world experience in practicing architecture. As a woman it could be difficult to get the same level of attention as male students."
Stephanie Vertrees
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"The professors in the Communication Studies program really care about their students. They provide individual attention, help when you are struggling, and encourage you to meet the rigorous standards. This program helped me become more confident in all areas of my life."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I loved the inclusive feelings I had while attending Ball State University."
Lauren Tvaroha
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Ball State University is a school full of diversity and opportunity. The first thing I really enjoyed about Ball State was the diverse community it fostered. There are students of every background at this university, and campus connections foster these differences. There are many cultural events that occur throughout the school year - most of which are free. One that sticks out to me specifically is the Amazing Taste. At this event, students spend one meal swipe in order to access 3 floors of different cultures represented by food, dance, and music. Ball State allows students to celebrate who they are and what they believe in a safe and educational manner. My second favorite part about Ball State is the opportunities it offers. There are chances to make connections every day. There are multiple job fairs held throughout the year. With a little searching students can participate in immersive learning programs, become a teaching assistant, or even assist professors with research. While these opportunities are not easily found, any student with some interest and perseverance can find these opportunities around every corner. Ball State offers students two things that I feel other schools lack at: diversity and opportunity. Tucked away in the middle of Indiana; Ball State gives an enriching experience to any student who attends."
Nikki McNeill
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Education Administration
"The Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education graduate program and Ball State University strives to educate and advocate for the student experience. Higher education is growing increasingly important within society and specifically in educational setting. Thus, Ball State has taken an initiative to further the competencies of all aspiring student affairs professionals in the program."