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Reviews 942 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I think all rules are generally fair and reasonable enforced.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There aren't a lot of scholarships available.

College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't eat on campus, I usually just bring a snack from home and then eat dinner when I come home.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. I commute from my home.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: really hard to get, but pretty good once you get it!

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: tiny town with like 3 places to eat.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Feels like high school and you cant be an adult and make your own choices because they are all made for you.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties. There is nothing to do at this school.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It wasn't a hassle, but even with a 31 on my ACT the top scholarship is only 10k a year which isnt a lot considering the school is almost 40k when you include room and board.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Just like everything else at Taylor, it's average. They make it really difficult to get meal transfers to the Grille which is SO much better than the DC.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's alright, it's not horrible but its DEFINITELY not above average.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Taylor has a few good teams, but athletics are not a huge part of campus life. The majority of students don't attend games or meets beyond Silent Night (if you haven't heard of this, Google it) and maybe the Parents and Family Weekend football game.

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College Junior

Party Scene: Taylor students don't party in the traditional college sense. Drinking, drugs, and dancing are not allowed under the Life Together Covenant (LTC) that all students sign because they are seen as activities that could detract from the community on campus. Floors will host openhouses throughout the year during which the floors are open to both genders and during which there might be food, drinks (non-alcoholic), music, decorations, and activities.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are very few non-chain food options near Taylor. Ivanhoe's is the only restaurant within walking distance. Five to ten minutes away, there are a few more options including Subway, Hardy's, Casa Grande (Mexican food), China One (Chinese food), Burger King, TOPPIT (pizza), Cracker Barrel, and Paynes (a hipster-y restaurant with great coffee and delicious food).

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: If you're not sure where to live on campus, do an overnight visit if possible. It's hard to describe the culture of each dorm without experiencing it personally. Overall, each of the dorms has a great community, each a little bit different from the others. The smaller dorms and the co-ed (by floor) dorms both tend to have more of a dorm-based community whereas I've observed that the larger dorms tend to have more of floor- or wing-based communities. It is generally pretty easy to get into one of the dorms that you request freshmen year and once you're in a dorm, it's relatively easy to stay there if you want to.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: As of right now, the only food options are the Grille (which is only available to seniors and those with meal transfers) and the Dining Commons (DC). The DC has done a really great job at incorporating a variety of foods into each meal. The Chef's Corner has daily specials throughout the week, some of which are inventive and many of which are delicious. One down-side to Taylor's dining plan is that we don't have flex dollars, but a new system has been implemented to allow on-campus students to choose between a 15-meal plan and a 21-meal plan, which is helpful to many students.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm a freshman, so idk.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really go many places. It's ok I guess.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The biggest problem is the no dancing rule, but everything is ok. I'm not looking to drink, do drugs or have sex. If you are I'd recommend a different college.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I spent hours on the phone to get additional help, but the guy was great. I couldn't afford Taylor without the extra help.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I like how we have fun, and our events. But we don't really party like that.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It really depends on the day. It's not awful though. There tends to be something that's good every meal.

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

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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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