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Written by Adrian Sharp
Over the years, Ball State University has earned a reputation as a party school. In many ways, this is true. Generally speaking, BSU students know how to have a good time. But the University has another reputation: one of academic excellence, especially in certain fields. Ball State is home to a renowned architecture school, as well as the nation's premiere journalism-graphics program. Productions by telecommunications students win Emmy Awards year after year. Much of the University's academic success can be credited to its recruitment. The journalism program features faculty members who come from some of the most prestigious publications in the world—USA Today and the Chicago Tribune, just to name a couple. The case is similar in the telecommunications program, with some faculty and advisers that have worked at companies like CNN and MSNBC.
Depending on their majors, Ball State students tend to vary on how satisfied they are with classes. Journalism students seem the most content, citing small class sizes and qualified yet approachable professors. Telecommunications majors are also pretty happy with Ball State academics, with most saying the training they receive in their classes will be helpful in the real world. Overall, Ball State students said professors who teach University core curriculum classes are approachable and understanding. Basically, if you put in the time and effort, they will help you out. The faculty is also more than willing to accommodate students with disabilities.
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