A drive down McKinley Avenue is worth a thousand words. The welcoming north gateway, the duck pond often surrounded by students, the majestic bell tower, and the bustling brick sidewalks offer a taste of Ball State’s vibrant, friendly campus. 

Along the way, you’ll see some of our newest and coolest facilities as well as classic architecture and landmarks that reveal the university’s history and traditions. You might even catch a glimpse of Frog Baby playing in her fountain.

But the Ball State experience is so much more than red bricks, green lawns, and bronze statues. It’s a dynamic, supportive community that’s big enough to provide world-class opportunities but small enough for you to feel at home.

That’s why you’ll want to park and take a closer look.

Peek in on a professor energizing a small class. Watch students transform ideas into innovations in a technology lab. Attend an eye-opening lecture or an ear-pleasing concert. Browse the library, the bookstore, or an exhibit. Grab a bite at one of our food courts or cozy cafes, and soak up the social life, and then take a stroll among the trees of the Old Quad.