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Living at Ball State

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Living on campus is convenient, but the benefits go far beyond being close to classes, recreation, and food.

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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.

Student Activities

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Student Organizations

Find your unique place and voice at Ball State through hundreds of student organizations on campus. Enjoy your favorite traditions and start new ones!

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Fraternities and Sororities

Have a family away from home by joining a supportive community that fosters academic growth, philanthropy, leadership, ethics, and lifelong friendships.

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Volunteer Projects

Opportunities range from tutoring children or caring for animals to helping with food pantries, arts and recreation programs, and health care services.

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Arts and Culture

Celebrate creativity, diversity, and even your own artistic talents through hundreds of cultural events at Ball State. Most are free or discounted for students. You're sure to have a good time and learn something new about the world and maybe yourself.

About 17,000 On-Campus Students

In One year, Student Volunteers provided 60,000 Service Hours

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity

Sports and Recreation

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Our Community

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, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has twice recognized Muncie as the Community of the Year.


Muncie Named 2020 All-America City Award Winner

Our city's continued effort to enhance the community's health and well-being earned Muncie the 2020 All-America City Award. Learn more.