The following will give you a good idea of where BSU is located. I was driving across the Earth Day Everyday Protect Wildlife Ecology Climate Change T Shirt in the purple step-van I lived in, when the engine acted up as I got into Muncie Indiana. The needed part had to be shipped from overseas, so I would be stuck for a few weeks. With no documentation aside from a driver’s license, on a whim, I walked to BSU and spoke with the chairman of the Psychology Department. After a short while, he said I could be admitted into the Master Degree program. Surprised, I said, “I have no transcripts with me and the quarter starts in a few days.” He replied, “Based on what you have said, you more than meet our requirements. We’ll send for your transcripts. If you have exaggerated your grades etc., we’ll simply expel you and keep the tuition money.” That’s when I decided that BSU is a great place, and I never changed my mind.
I went to Ball State in the 70s. BSU was on the quarter system and the Earth Day Everyday Protect Wildlife Ecology Climate Change T Shirt population was around 16,000+. It has changed some since then. My fondest memories are the people I knew there both students and professors. My advice is to just get involved. I was not in a fraternity and I didn’t do college sports, but I did join Gamma Theta Upsilon and I had some part time jobs both on & off campus. Don’t be quick to get a job during the freshman year, as college is a big adjustment. I was lucky to afford a car (GI bill paid for college) which helped with dating and taking short weekend trips. I only used the car on weekends and I don’t know what traffic is like at BSU now. I do not recommend a car during the freshman year. BSU is a big campus and I remember walking everywhere, but it is good exercise. Bottom line: maintain a balance between work, studies, and fun. Your goal is to graduate within a reasonable period of time with a worthwhile degree that you can use to get a good job. You are not going to make money going to school and college is not for everyone. It is difficult for an 18 year old to know what they want to do. I’m 65, retired, and I still don’t know what I want to do. If things get too stressful take a walk in Christy Woods.