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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Although ethnic and racial diversity is very much integrated, championed, and encouraged on campus, there is very little acceptance of sexual orientations.

This being a Christian Liberal Arts College in the Convervative midwest, it's rather expected, sadly. There is a club on campus where those of a different sexual orientation can congregate to find peers like themselves.

However, open discussion, especially tolerance is on a case-by-case basis. It is generally accepted that if you're of a different orientation, be careful on who you disclose this to. There are many people who would be ok with it. There are many people who will support you. Be discerning.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Concerning the quality of courses offered, there will always be an integration of Faith and Learning. This is more visible in some classes than others, and some disciplines make it hard for this to happen. The quality of education at Taylor University, I would consider to be above average for a college. Each teacher cares about individuals, and are more than willing to help students who seek help. Each professor is also more than willing to form first-name relationships with students, should they seek to know them better.

Concerning class styles, Taylor mixes group work, lecture, and student teaching into their curriculum. Depending on the class, each professor will vary how, where, and when these styles are used. In Psychology, group discussion is heavily used in classrooms, especially one classroom designed like a courtroom, specifically for the purpose of group discussion.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The concern on campus crime and safety is that we do not hear much about either of the topics. Campus police are a phone call away, however we do not hear of any incidents on campus.

This lack of safety knowledge is slightly unsettling, although it may have to do with the fact that many people don't care to dig into and learn more about the safety of the school. Taylor University is literally out in the middle of nowhere. There is a cornfield on the other side of the road. Not much crime, if any, happens here.

If there is, we do not hear about it much, which by itself is confusing. However, I would postulate that this isn't distinctive to Taylor - I surmise that many small schools, similar in situation would have the same issues.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: To each their own. I live in Bergwall Hall which is physically connected to the Dining Commons and has private bathrooms in each room. I'm spoiled.

Each hall has a different atmosphere. There is always a possibility that one may not fit in one's own hall, but the availability of community where one can still find a niche is abundant. You may find yourself hanging out in another wing or dorm, and that is ok. Encouraged, sometimes.

As a Christian Liberal Arts College, the Halls are very much integrated in their faiths, to varying degrees. Each floor has their own feel to their Faith atmosphere.

Concerning Cost, Taylor's tuition rose around 4% during the fiscal 2016-2017 year. It's not cheap.

Concerning Housing and convinence, the best advice given is to secure your housing EARLY. 'Nuff said. This eliminates 60% of all housing related problems if you work on it now.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Opportunities to succeed exist, if you go after them.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Taylor University is a very safe

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm in the newest dorm so its the best dorm.... In my opinion

4 College Junior

Athletics: Its good but it could always be better

4 College Freshman

Diversity: When it comes to religion and economic background there is not very much diversity, but we have many ethnicities represented.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Taylor University requires that all students sign the Life Together Covenant. In this contract students agree to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Of course, like anything, if you look hard enough you can find it, but it is very difficult to engage in these activities.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Although I have yet to attend Taylor University, I have been pleased thus far with the admissions experience. As I began to look into Taylor I saw myself thriving on the campus. I knew that Taylor was the right school for me once I stepped foot on campus. Everyone from the admissions counselors to the tour guides were nothing but kind to me and my family. The admissions counselors went out of their way to make everything go smoothly. I am beyond excited to attend Taylor University next fall.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I love that Taylor is in a small community. I feel very safe!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Calling and Career office is awesome! Taylor has great connections all over the world.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved nearly every professor that I have had. I love the small class sizes.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's great, but it's expensive!

3 College Junior

Athletics: There aren't many people who support an athletic team besides other athletic teams. "Silent Night" is the only time the basketball gym is filled.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Beautiful campus, high-quality faculty and staff, excellent community, and very intentional about integrating faith and learning.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: very safe, very clean, very healthy

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors have a personal relationship with their students and make an effort to be not just your professor but also your friend. They care about your life and faith as much if not more than they care about the content they teach.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of options and opportunities for internships and jobs

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a great place to live!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: To me, it's home and more than I could have ever dreamed of. Perfect in all ways!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think our campus police are very helpful. They even helped me when my car got stuck in the snow.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've grown as a student and as a person here at Taylor, and they do a great job of encouraging students to interact with faculty members outside of class.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I got a wonderful internship through a faculty connection here at the school, and I feel very supported as far as my future career plans go.

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Taylor University at sunset Taylor University at sunset The main entrance to Taylor, showing the Rupp Communication Arts building on the right, Zondervan Library on the left, and the Rice Bell Tower in the middle.
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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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