Ball State is on a 1,140-acre campus in a suburban setting in Muncie, Indiana, not far from Indianapolis. Ball State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Ball State also has fraternities and sororities.
Ball State has a thriving Student Voluntary Services. In fact, more students participate in Student Voluntary Services than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Ball State include National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Dance Marathon, Cardinal Catholic and National Society of Leadership and Success.
The Ball State community comes together each year for Late Nite Carnival, Homecoming and Dance Mrathon.
Ball State offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Ball State students live off campus. In 2021, 37.5% of undergrads at Ball State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 62.5% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ball State. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Ball State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Ball State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Ball State:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Tennis||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Water Polo||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Volleyball||Club Teams||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Bowling||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Ball State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Ball State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Ball State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Ball State, take Interstate 69 to Muncie, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Indianapolis International airport.
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