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Reviews 772 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: We have our own kind of parties at Taylor. No crazy drinking or using drugs but goofing around and coming up with fun games. Typically the nightlife is pretty quiet but I like it that way.

1 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Taylor is the only thing around. The school is in the middle of nowhere.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: There are a surprising number of international students for such a small school. For the most part, most students are middle to upper class white Americans from the Midwest.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: We do not have a greek life. We are very attached to our dorm floors/wings. We have stereotypes and traditions for each dorm.

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: There is no typical nightlife. We do not drink or use drugs. There is not much to do in our little town of Upland, but for some reason it is never boring. We always find something to do. There is always playing games, sports, hanging out, walking the loop, floor events, pick a dates, traditions, and plenty more.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: A common buzz phrase is "intentional community" and we have a lot of community. The students are extremely friendly and very outgoing. A huge part of all the students lives is the spirituality. This is an actual Christian school. Also, my friends from Ball State always comment that everyone here is "intimidatingly attractive." Everyone looks more attractive when being themselves and most people are very at home at Taylor.

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5 College Senior

Academics: The professors always put students first in their work. Homework is usually done in groups and there are plenty of tutors. The classes depend on the professor, but most are interesting. The average class size is around 20 students so the lectures are more interactive.

5 College Senior

Academics: There are plenty of options to study here from art to engineering. If your particular interest is not available then professors work hard to figure out the best class schedules to get what you want. Depending on your major, classes can be rigorous or easy. There is a wide variety. Registration can be stressful but there is always help when if you seek out help.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The overall experience is more than the class room. Our professors love their careers and their first priorities are the students. Taylor has a unique culture and experience that applies to all aspects of life. We are focused on "faith and learning" which I have found to not just be buzz words. The community is a big deal. You have to visit to understand.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Any employer who has heard of Taylor University loves Taylor grads. There are strong networking ties everywhere. There is also help to find a job as long as you seek help.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: It is alright food with enough options, but it closes by 7:30pm.

5 College Senior

Majors: You do not have to do anything special to get into different majors, just pass the classes.

5 College Senior

Majors: The engineering department is small and family-like. Our professors are fantastic and the students work well together. We are different from other programs, because we are focused on learning to work in real world situations in order to serve God and the community. Other programs focus on getting a good job that makes a lot of money, while we focus on following and serving our Lord.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Many people chose to stay on campus, because we have strong ties to our dorm floors. There are affordable apartments that are both university owned and non university owned. There are also houses that always rent to students.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus safety station on campus is tiny, because there is little crime on campus. The only problem is that people barrow unlocked bikes to use around campus. Occasionally there is a prank where a bike ends up in a tree.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are very few options, but staple of the Upland area. There is Ivanhoe's which a great ice cream place. Love's is the 24hour gas station/McDonald's. The last staple is Payne's; it is for hipsters.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You have to sign the Life Together Covenant (LTC) when entering Taylor. The rules may seems strict to some, but it is ultimately to help provide us with the best college experience. If you are a conscientious and respectful student, you really shouldn't run into any trouble at Taylor. There really aren't any ridiculous rules at Taylor that people get upset about. And hey, now we can finally dance!!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Taylor has a great community, with "intentional community" being a popular phrase on campus. But the relationships between students and professors is so fantastic, and you really do feel like a part of a community.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: One of the most uniqye things at our school is Silent Night. It is a basketball game where all the fans stay absolutely silent until the 10th point is scored, then everyone goes crazy for the rest of the game. It usually gets some news coverage for its uniqueness, but I think the best part of it is all the crazy costumes that people wear. People go all out with the craziest costumes they can think of, and it is super fun!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Each dorm at Taylor has its own stereotype, which are sometimes true and sometimes aren't. People feel very connected to their dorm (and wing/floor) and it's common to stay on the same wing/floor your entire time at Taylor (unless you choose to move off-campus senior year). But the resident life community is amazing and living in the dorms is a great experience. Especially when you live with the same group of people for such a long time, it creates strong friendships.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Apart from Silent Night, varsity sports games are not widely attended. But intramurals are very popular at Taylor and a large portion of the student body are involved in them.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no greek life at Taylor. Although, Swallow Robin Hall used to be a fraternity, so it still has the greek letters up inside just for fun.

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Chandler Birch
Hometown
Billings, Montana
Major
Professional Writing
Grad Year
2014
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A prominent religious figure—Jesus of Nazareth—once asked "what good it does a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?" Others have asked, in despair, "what use is there for success when there's no one to share it with?" Taylor University firmly believes that there's no point to excellence without community, and it is that belief which drives everything that happens on campus. From football games to ice cream socials to chapels to Pick-a-Dates to wing retreats to Airband to small group Bible studies, Taylor students are surrounded by a community fueled by a genuine desire to love God by loving people. Students have been known to compare Taylor to having an extended family—2,000 members strong—with all the good and bad implied in the term.

Taylor University's core mission is to produce "whole" persons who think creatively and logically, who are prepared to serve Christ all over the globe, and who are imbued with an inescapable desire to love others as God loves them. It's not coincidental that one of the first general education requirements is a course that emphasizes the critical importance of seeing fellow human beings as intrinsically valuable, nor is it random that students are encouraged to strive for their potential. People enter Taylor as wide-eyed learners and leave as inspired servant-leaders. But, again, Taylor's heartbeat is "intentional community": relationships built for the purpose of loving each other in Christ, friendships that outlast a four-year plan. No, Taylor's facilities aren't state-of-the-art; the food isn't gourmet, and the athletic teams haven't won national championships. That isn't the point. The point is—the point has always been—love. And that will be the point for generations of Taylor Trojans to come.

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