As soon as journalism major Christian Dixie set foot in the Letterman Building, he was drawn to the technology and innovation offered at Ball State.
Nursing major Gabe Cochard knew he was a Ball State Cardinal as soon as he saw how beautiful the campus was and realized the University wasn't too big or too small.
Communication studies major Ellie Arrington identified with many of the University’s enduring values.
Living on campus is convenient, but the benefits go far beyond being close to classes, recreation, and food.
What can you get to eat at Ball State? Just about anything you want—and it will be some of the best campus fare in the country.
Find your unique place and voice at Ball State through hundreds of student organizations on campus. Enjoy your favorite traditions and start new ones!
Have a family away from home by joining a supportive community that fosters academic growth, philanthropy, leadership, ethics, and lifelong friendships.
Opportunities range from tutoring children or caring for animals to helping with food pantries, arts and recreation programs, and health care services.
In One year, Student Volunteers provided
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
from Insight into Diversity
Cheer on our Cardinals in your favorite sport as they compete at the NCAA's top level. Ball State teams know how to win, and our athletes succeed both on the court and in the classroom. Or if you crave some competition yourself or just want to stay fit, our recreation programs will put you in the game and on the track to personal achievement.
At Ball State, we celebrate diversity and inclusion as part of our community and culture, and we are committed to providing safe and comfortable living environments for all students.
With a population of about 70,000 people, Muncie is home to cultural and recreational amenities such as the Minnetrista, Cardinal Greenways, and Muncie Civic Theatre, plus many opportunities on campus. The city ranks as the most affordable place to live in the U.S., according to Realtor.com, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has twice recognized Muncie as the Community of the Year.