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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
  • Laurie from Cedar Park, TX
  • 5
  • Dorm life is what you make it--as are most things in life. If you surround yourself with quality friends then wherever you are will be an adventure. Every school is…

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  • 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,…

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  • Maggie from Marion, IN
  • 5
  • I love my dorms! I was lucky enough to be in Dehority so I have air conditioning. Not all dorms have it! There is always something going on to get…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Nicolette from Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There food is absolutely amazing! You will never go hungry on this campus. They have everything from fresh sushi and salads to burgers and pasta. They even have a pizza place on campus that you can use your meal card on! They also accommodate well to people with allergies or life choices like Vegan safe and gluten free options.

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  • 5
  • Marlee from Gettysburg, OH
  • I am a current student here

    I love the food in the dorms, especially Woodworth. So many choices and it all tastes great. I am incredibly pleased with all the different food options at available!

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Plenty of options to choose from. Fair amount of vegetarian options too. The Atrium houses a Papa John's, a Boar's Head and a Chick-fil-A. I also frequent the buffets in Noyer and Elliott.

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  • 5
  • MaryAnne from Trenton, OH
  • I am a current student here

    A plethora of options. Almost anything you can crave can be found here and purchased via meal swipe. There's a Starbucks, Taco Bell, Papa Johns, Chick-fil-A, and much more. The best locations for home-style foods are the grill locations in the Atrium, Noyer, and Woodworth Complexes.

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  • 4
  • Starrlove
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is really good compared to other schools I've heard. All allergy information is posted online. There are also vegan and vegetarian options.

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  • 5
  • Knela from Hazel Crest, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is great! There's a Chick-fil-a, papa johns and a taco bell right on campus if you are unfamiliar with the other places they have. The food at McKinley Grill might be my favorite. The burgers are so big and really good.

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  • 4
  • Keegan from Ann Arbor, MI
  • I am a current student here

    As far as college campuses go, BSU has great food. There are some weird rules about how on-campus dining works, so it's important to keep track of your balance and your meal swipes, but overall it's one of the most cost-effective systems of any institution where I've attended!

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  • 4
  • Kat
  • I am a current student here

    There are tons of yummy options! The meal plan is kind of annoying because you choose how many meals a week you would like to get and you have to spend a certain amount of money on each meal. Other than the weird meal plan, dining on campus is great.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The food is great. When living on campus, you will have plenty of choices. It will get old after a while, but you will miss it when you no longer get it.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    There are a lot of students at Ball State involved in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Melissa
  • I am a current student here

    I do not plan in participating in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Lauren
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is very popular and I have heard good things about it even though I am not personally in it. I know a lot of people that enjoy Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie
  • I am a current student here

    I am personally not apart of any Greek house, however from friends who are, I have heard that the Greek community is very friendly and good at creating a family-like environment.

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