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Ball State University 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
  • 2
  • Student
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is expensive, so I don't eat on campus.

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  • 4
  • from Goshen, IN
  • May-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Ball State's dining offers 11 locations, each with its own menu selections. You can choose about anything from fast food to home style cooked.Ball Sate also offers many vegetarian, low-calorie, low-fat, and low-carb items. Another really cool thing about Ball State's dining locations is that they offer special meals for holidays, religious observations, and cultural celebrations.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Mokena, IL
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    I lived in Woodworth so I simply went down a flight of stairs and the dining center was right there. There were many options and I found it very easy to find food to my liking. The staff was always friendly and the food was always fresh and delicious.

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  • 5
  • Cody from Fort Wayne, IN
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Food wise, Ball State has excellent choices when it comes to locations for dining and the food is excellent as well. You have everything from hamburgers and hotdogs to Taco Bell and Asian cuisine here and it's all delicious. To me this is a big perk because being able to eat well is absolutely vital to being able to function properly in a college setting.

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  • 3
  • Lula
  • Apr-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The food depends on the day. However dining halls do close early for college student's lifestyles.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Samantha from Mokena, IL
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    I chose to be a part of a sorority. There are so many to choose from. I found them all to be nice, welcoming and interesting. I found the perfect sorority for me. We do a lot of volunteer work and the girls are great people.

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  • 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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