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If you just got accepted to BSU, chances are you’re going to need to start looking for cheap apartments near Ball State. But where are you going to find a place with lots of space, a great landlord, and an incredible location? You’ve already found it: it’s here somewhere on our website. College Pads is the best place to find Ball State off-campus housing and BSU apartments for affordable prices from the comfort of your own home.
Sound a little different than search engines you’ve used before? It’s because we are. We know that finding Ball State houses for rent hasn’t always been easy, and we’re here to fix that. All of our Ball State rentals have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers, and we even follow up with you and your landlord to make sure you’ve found your perfect house or apartment for rent. Not only that, but if you check out our information on Ball State apartments, under the guide button in the navigation bar above, you’ll find details about specific neighborhoods and rent prices in Muncie. Whether you’re thinking of living in The Village, Westridge, Anthony, or another neighborhood, we’re here to help. That’s our College Pads guarantee!
Here’s the thing, Ball State University is a huge school. And you know what they say about big schools … there’s a lot more competition to find off-campus housing. Seriously, the competition to land one of the nice apartments or houses for rent in Muncie, Indiana can get fierce. A vast majority of students begin their search for BSU rentals as early as the start of September or October for the following school year.
Here’s a bit of good news: If you’re planning on living in one of the apartments in Muncie, Indiana near BSU for the following school you have till the spring semester to find a place! There are a ton of Muncie apartments to choose from!
While apartments are great, Ball State houses for rent are the first to go off the market. So if you’re thinking about snagging one of the houses near Ball State, you’ll want to start your search at the start of September.
Look, we aren’t saying that living in the dorms at Ball State is more expensive than living in one of the Ball State apartments or houses for rent in Muncie, Indiana, but … actually, yes, that’s exactly what we’re saying. When you finally get to live off-campus, you’ll notice you’re going to be saving money on food (since you’ll only be paying for things you plan to actually eat) and housing.
Seriously, houses and apartments near Ball State are very reasonably priced. If you want to save yourself some cash, you’ll pick out 2 or 3 friends to live with - when there are more people to share the cost of utilities/groceries/rent, the less expensive it’ll be for you. Check out the breakdown for average rent prices for Muncie rentals below.
How much do studio apartments near Ball State cost?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Muncie, IN is $853.
How much do 1 bedroom apartments for rent near Ball State cost?
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment near Muncie, IN is $525.
How much do 2 bedroom apartments for rent near Ball State cost?
The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment near Muncie, IN is $395.
How much do 3 bedroom apartments for rent near Ball State cost?
The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment near Muncie, IN is $424.
How much do 4 bedroom apartments for rent near Ball State cost?
The average rent for a 4 bedroom apartment near Muncie, IN is $443.
How much do 5+ bedroom apartments near Ball State cost?
While there will be some differences in price points depending on if you’re looking for a 5 or a 10 bedroom rental, the average rent for a 5+ bedroom apartment in Muncie, IN is $378.
Check out our list of top-rated landlords near Ball State University to begin your search.
Campus Edge (Average Rating: 4.8)
Responsive. That’s the word we see used over and over when reviewers give feedback on Campus Edge properties. When tenants have a problem, they reach out to Campus Edge and quickly get feedback and the help they need. That’s the sort of service people want out of a landlord.
Village Promenade (Average Rating: 3.9)
As the closest property to the BSU campus on this list, Village Promenade is a short walk from the BSU campus, as well as being close to the Village.
Silvertree Communities (Average Rating: 4.6)
It’s no question why the Silvertree Communities is one of the top-rated off-campus housing options in the Muncie area. The reviews for Silvertree are flooded with positive comments about how wonderful the staff is.
Vie at Muncie (Average Rating: 5.0)
Vie at Muncie seems to have made a change within the past year, and the tenants love it. A new leasing staff was recently brought on, and the comments show nothing but positive regard for the team.
Applegate in Muncie (Average Rating: 3.4)
Primarily known for its quiet atmosphere, a safe and peaceful community isn’t the only thing Applegate has to offer. The management team provides excellent service by making themselves available to answer or resolve any concerns that tenants may have.
BSU Cribs (Average Rating: 4.4)
BSU Cribs has tons of houses around Muncie, all pretty close to the Ball State campus. Many residents refer to Rod and his team at BSU Cribs as attentive, pleasant and professional.
The 400 Apartments (Average Rating: 4.7)
Located near both Ball State University and The Village, you’ll have a short walk to class and home at the end of the night at The 400. Reviewers have complimented both the large bedrooms in addition to the ideal location.
Network Property Services (Average Rating: 4.0)
Network manages residential and commercial properties, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cater to the needs of student renters. With affordable properties all around Muncie near Ball State, they’re one of the top resources for students looking for housing rentals near campus.
Beacon Hill Muncie (Average Rating: 4.8)
A former Beacon Hill resident recently posted on their Facebook page how dismayed he was that he’d no longer be able to get up each morning and head down to the leasing office for coffee and bagels. It’s the little things that can set apart an apartment community.
The Village is a popular area around campus with a variety of bars, restaurants and more. Students flock to the village because of its close proximity to Ball State and its shops and bars, which have specifically tailored their goods to suit college students.
If you're a fan of nature, hiking, biking or anything else involving the great green outdoors, the Ball State Outdoor Pursuits program might be right up your alley. You’ll learn about state and national parks, rent bikes, climb a rock wall and more. Taking advantage of the Outdoor Pursuits as a freshman or sophomore will really help set you up to better know the Muncie area and give you more to do over the summer if you plan on staying until the fall semester starts back up again.
Muncie is definitely a college town, with Ball State dominating the local scene. That’s good news for you! You'll want to do all the traditional college things that college towns are known for. Go to football games. Go to basketball games. Tailgate with your friends and play bags (or cornhole, depending on what part of the country you're from). Aside from well-known activities, here are a few more things to check out: