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Old 04-08-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Default Ball State University

Myy son is interested in checking out BSU this July. He's looking to major in broadcasting/television. Any input on the school & surrounding area will be gratly appreciated! TIA!
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Very, very nice campus. Decent school for an undergraduate education. Muncie leaves a lot to be desired as it's pretty much an old manufacturing town, but The Village and neighborhoods adjacent to campus are nice. Entertainment and shopping options are plentiful just down the road in Indy.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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And David Letterman is the most famous broadcasting alum!!! With it's proximity to Fort Wayne and Indy, it will be very convenient for internships!
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Ball State has excellent broadcasting programs and athletic programs to. Just like everyone above Muncie is the ideal place for its closeness to the top 2 major cities in Indiana. Plus Indianapolis is only about 45 minutes 30-45 minutes south of Muncie and there is lots to do there!
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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My wife graduated from Ball State in 2006. It is a VERY underrated university, and offers most if not all the resources that you would find at a school the size of Purdue or IU. Like someone else said, the campus is very beautiful. I hope they continue to raise their profile nationally.

Plus, the quality of education in a few of their programs (architecture, education, telecommunications, journalism) is top-notch.

Having said all that, Muncie is EXTREMELY depressing, a victim of Rust Belt blight. It's a shame that they don't take advantage of a resource other Midwestern cities of similar size would kill for.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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THANKS for all of your input! We did visit the campus twice & were very impressed by what they had to offer (especially in their TECOM program). The teachers & staff that we met were very warm & inviting & answered any & all questions we had. They couldn't have been any nicer! I'm happy to say that my son was accepted to BSU, got his letter last week, YEAH!!! He definitely plans on attending BSU...now the fun begins!!! (searching for financial aid, scholarships, grants, etc....)
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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thanks so much for keeping us posted!!!!! best wishes for his success at BSU!!!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Congrats to your son! As others have stated, Ball State is a very nice university.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Indiana (USA)
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My Son and Daughter went Ball State, 20+ years ago, they both have good jobs now.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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THANK YOU all so much for the positive feedback! His mind (and ours) is made up...BSU will be getting his letter of intent this week. Now all I have to do is find the $$$ to get him there. I've ben searching for scholarships, etc...online so much that I'm getting a headache.
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