Ball State is on a 1,140-acre campus in the suburban setting of Muncie, Indiana, not far from Indianapolis.
There are many activities and organizations for Ball State students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Ball State has fraternities and sororities.
Ball State has several thriving Student Voluntary Services. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
Ball State students' favorite campus events are Late Nite Carnival, Homecoming and Dance Mrathon.
This table offers information on housing at Ball State.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||37.5%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||62.5%|
Ball State offers 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 2022, 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|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Bowling||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
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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