Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, a mid-sized city just one hour northeast of Indianapolis. Named by Money Magazine as an "Up and Coming City to Watch," Muncie is a safe, welcoming community with a lot to offer both singles and families.
Muncie is home to many unique attractions including the Minnetrista Cultural Center and Oakhurst Gardens
, the National Model Aviation Museum
, and Cardinal Greenway
, a recreational trail for athletes of all kinds. The Muncie Symphony
offers first-rate programs featuring nationally known artists, and the Muncie Civic Theatre
produces plays for all audiences.
On the Ball State campus, prominent touring companies provide entertainment in Emens Auditorium
. You can see top-notch student plays, musicals, and concerts within the exciting Department of Theatre and Dance
and School of Music
production seasons. Most shows are offered at a discount for students, and some are even free.
The Ball State University Museum of Art
is also a popular destination. With a collection of nearly 11,000 works of art valued at more than $40 million, it is one of the nation's largest and finest university art museums.
For the sports enthusiast, the Ball State University football, basketball, and volleyball teams (both men's and women's) lead the MAC in exciting performances, and students receive free tickets.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Prairie Creek Reservoir is a 1,252-acre man-made lake surrounded by 3,000 acres of rolling hills. The lake has an active sailing club, and boat docks are available. Fishing is popular year round, and a beach provides a family-friendly summer swimming spot.