Taylor University is one of the leading colleges in the Midwest, with No. 1 rankings in publications across the country. Other academic bragging rights include being ranked first regionally in peer assessment, average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate, and alumni giving. Is the University academically strong? It's not even a question. Taylor's academic style is fairly unique among colleges. It's a liberal arts school, meaning that students take far more general education credits than they would at most state schools. As a result, Taylor graduates are often quite well-rounded and have remarkable capacity in several disciplines.
Though it's a great and useful thing to be a capable graduate, some students struggle to care much about their gen-ed courses, and several quickly become irritated with how bogged down they are by classes in which they have no interest. At times, the workload can seem intense, but professors are often willing to help students with questions and have been known to give their cell phone numbers to anyone who asks. In fact, many students develop relationships with their professors that long outlast a semester. If more academic help is ever needed, a number of tutors are available year-round, as well as a writing center (where students can get tips on improving their papers and research style) and the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC).