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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,259 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 18 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $125,229)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,360)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 38 - -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 12 19 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - Yes
Football 112 - - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Gymnastics - 17 - -
Soccer - 32 Yes Yes
Softball - 23 - -
Swimming and Diving 21 33 Yes -
Tennis 11 8 - -
Volleyball 16 19 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 2.0%
Non-resident alien 3.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.1%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 82.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 71
Liquor Law Violation 95
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 29
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Hannah from Indianapolis, IN
  • 3
  • The dorms at Ball State are rather accommodating. Many renovations have been made to the dorms in the past few years and offer features such as work out rooms, kitchenettes,…

  • Jun-26-2012 Read More
  • Jessica from Munster, IN
  • 4
  • There are plenty of activities to do, such as mud volleyball, LAN parties, casino night, and late night. Whether you're more interested in athletics, socializing, or gaming, there's something…

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Shannon from Lombard, IL
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    College may have the same reputation as airlines in the food department; but Ball State University does not dissapoint. There are numerous dining halls around campus that provide absolutely anything you are craving. From Home Style Cooking to Fire Dragon Stir Fry, you will never go wrong.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Greenfield, IN
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is alright but pretty expensive. The best place to eat is Elliott Dining, but it's on the other side of campus.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of places to get food on campus. Everything is a short walk away. My favorite place to get food would be wood worth!

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  • 5
  • Shelby from Greenfield, IN
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is amazing; which you don't hear to often about school food. There are many different choices and even many healthy choices.

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  • 5
  • Laci
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    As a dining employee, I know for a fact that Ball State takes their food and dining seriously. Some of the dining locations have been recognized nationally for their great food. There is a wide selection of food tastes on campus, and the selection is still growing!

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  • 4
  • Sydney from Daleville, IN
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Plenty of options and variety with a bus transit through the middle of campus. Also just a short walk to the Village with more dining restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Rachel from Columbus, IN
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The food courts at Ball State are awesome. There are so many food courts throughout camps that allows students to eat almost at any time they need to. It is so convenient. There is also a Chick-Fil-A and a Taco Bell located on campus. Every residence hall has a dining room which also makes it convenient for the students living on campus. There is such a variety within the food courts too. In Woodworth's dining hall, there is a salad bar, sandwhich station, Asian bar, pasta station, pizza place, burgers and fries location, and just about anything one could think of.

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  • 3
  • Kile from Indianapolis, IN
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    I wish that we had more dining options on campus; however, the food on campus is generally pretty good. I just get tired of the same stuff after a while.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Shannon from Lombard, IL
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Sororities do not have houses, but Fraternaties do. Sororities have suites located in the all girls dorm, Woodworth. There should be Sorority houses sometime in the next five years. If a student does not want to join greek life there is no reason to feel pressured. Everyone is welcoming.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from Columbus, IN
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally am not involved in Greek Life, however, I hear that it is amazing. I've heard that there are so many different types of sororities and fraternities that when choosing which Greek Life is best, there are several different options.

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  • 0
  • Tara from Memphis, IN
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a past student here

    Is growing. In the four years I was involved we saw the percent of Greek students on campus go from about 7% to about 11% and it's still growing. Why could that be? Maybe because it is an experience of a lifetime. And once you're a member you're really in it for a lifetime.

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  • 0
  • Euan from Muncie, IN
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life is very good. There are multiple different fraternities and sororities that are located just off the University campus. Personally, I am not a part of any of these organizations, but look to joining one soon. The opportunities of joining one of them are phenomenal!

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  • 0
  • Me
  • Jul-23-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    they have 8 different organizations more frats than anything but that's about all I know. 80% of students on campus are not Greek.

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