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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there are choices, not too many though

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: decent, similar to other colleges

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: nothing really unless you drive

4 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty nice people ^^ haven't had problems with them

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not too many people attend sport games

3 College Freshman

Diversity: More minority students than I would have thought , a lot of students are still pretty close-minded though

5 College Student

Local Area: Upland is very isolated, yes. It has that small town closeness and it's rooted in tradition, in some sense. There are some great local restaurants (Ivanhoes, Panes) and a Starbucks is quite close. But, honestly, we don't need to be in near a city because there's so much to do on campus! It's like a little city on its own. =)

5 College Student

Campus Housing: If there's a specific dorm you want to get into, send your stuff in as soon as you can!! I got into my first choice, but I know a lot of people that didn't. If you end up getting put in Gerig, it's a GREAT place to live!! Yes, people will complain about the building a lot, but the community here is second-to-none. Besides, you barely spend time in your room because you'll likely be in the library or somewhere else studying.

4 College Student

Scholarships: The tuition is expensive but getting a substantial merit scholarship is relatively easy!! I don't qualify for financial aid, but the vast majority of students do. There's many on-campus work study jobs if you ask around, many of which you can do homework at!

3 College Student

Administration: I chose this school because of its conservative approach, so I'm totally fine with the enforcement of no drugs and alcohol. What makes me mad is how strict the school is on it's co-ed dancing rule--which is, there can be none if it's not sanctioned by the school. I love swing dancing, and a nearby school has regular swing dancing, and Taylor is very against students going there. I understand how it's trying to avoid the party-scene, but swing dancing isn't like that at all!! It's quite frustrating.

College Student

Party Scene: There's no 'parties' at Taylor in the normal college sense, but there's always something fun to do on campus!! Open housing provides opportunities to hang out on other floors and watch movies, and we have fantastic annual events like Silent Night and Airband.

5 College Student

Majors: There are so many opportunities here! We have a Calling and Career Office on campus where we can receive help on choosing a major, finding/achieving employment, and getting internships. Taylor grads love to help Taylor students, and many other organizations have strong connections, so it's easy to find and make connections.

4 College Student

Academics: Music Education is one of the most loaded degrees wherever you go, and Taylor is no exception. We do some graduate level work as an upperclassman!! The professors are wonderful and they're equipping us to be the very best we can be. Because our four-year plan is so structured, we all end up taking the same classes together and get really close. If you're brave enough to dive in, Taylor is a great place to do it!!

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: We don't have parties like that. We have open houses and do fun things besides getting drunk.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Taylor is pretty pricey. But Nate Chu was super helpful and made it possible for me to come. Thanks, Nate!

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Coming into Taylor you know it's going to have high standards. But instead of getting caught and getting into huge trouble, I think the administration would mostly just be concerned and try to help you for your own welfare. That is to say, they're not going to tolerate rule-breaking, but they're also pretty chill about minor rules.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a lot of diversity at the DC. Sometimes they get stuck in a rut, but for the most part there are lots of options. The quality is 3 1/2 stars, sometimes 4. The Grille is excellent with made-to-order sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and burgers.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Administration was happy to help me decide on a major. There were no hiccups and I love my department!

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5 College Freshman

Majors: My major is Communication Media and Journalism. The profs are pretty much the best and my classmates and I are close. Everyone is super eager to help out with anything that you are struggling with.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students wear trendy but practical clothes. They are friendly and close-knit. There are strong ties to dorms and floors. Lots of people are in serious relationships.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Taylor has a fine academic atmosphere; students are serious about studies. Though we are not as top-notch as colleges such as Wheaton, there is a faith-based setting for learning.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Taylor is unique because everyone has something in common. Most people care about their faith and want to become part of the community here.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Upland is a nice little town, but I can't really see myself coming back and living here unless I got a really good job here. There's not much to do in Upland, so you'll have to travel off-campus if you want to find more interesting stuff to do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sporting events are fun and our facilities are great. However, sports don't play a huge role in campus life, unless you're talking about Silent Night. Then it's a huge deal.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Being a Christian school, parties are rare around here. There are many fun events throughout the semester such as Silent Night, Airband, and Nostalgia Night. In order to experience the true party scene, you'll have to go to Ball State.

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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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