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Reviews 956 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small and personal

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My field is well known on this campus

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A safe environment is promoted

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Student participation is below average

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors and students practice what they preach

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this University. The faculty student relationship is above expected, the social life in the dorms is phenomenal, and the food sucks, but I love it. The courses usually challenge you but are good. I have enjoyed my experience for the mot part thus far.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I do see companies looking for interns an employees throughout the year. We actually have a fair specifically for it. Most of this activity is for Upperclassmen though so I have not quite been able to review this aspect of my campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. The only thing I have feared is my Bike or Longboard being taken, or possibly getting hit by a car, but in general there are no real threats on campus. we always have police patrolling campus. Not only that but with us being a christian school there is little to no hostility on campus. I have never feared a fight or anything breaking out and nobody as far as I know has been mugged or anything on or near campus. Our campus is very calm and safe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the social atmosphere. There is so much brotherhood and acceptance throughout the dorms. There is always someone to turn to if you need help or just someone to talk to, and there is always something to do. The residence life is great at Taylor University!!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The varsity sports teams do not have a lot of support from students and don't really perform all that well except for a choice few. The intramurals though are highly popular and definitely the events to go to. Most students participate in at least one and they are great study breaks.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience is that most professors will go out of their way to help you. they will try to the absolute degree that they believe they can go without jeopardizing their integrity. I have greatly appreciated this and has helped me to decide to go back.

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.


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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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