Upland, IN
Taylor University


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Recent Reviews

Lydia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being the current #1 liberal arts school in the midwest. Being active in the community, from Habitat for Humanity to visitin...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being the current #1 liberal arts school in the midwest. Being active in the community, from Habitat for Humanity to visiting nursing homes. The school is dedicated to having a global vision, both in setting up sister schools in other countries to helping social justice throughout the world. The biggest thing on campus, the buzzword, is community. Taylor truly is a community of amazing people, where everyone genuinely cares about each other.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There was an extremely welcoming atmosphere from the first time I stepped on campus. The classes I visited were small, the professors knew every student's name, and they noticed when there were visitors. They seemed to enjoy talking about personal lives with students and genuinely cared. The school president is often seen around campus, from the dining commons to hosting ice cream socials at his house. The students are genuinely helping and caring. The school over all is strongly academic, but not to the point that you have no opportunity for a social life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think, research, visit. I think initially, it is important to discover what you want to do, or at least get a general idea. I know many students go to college with no clue what they want to do, but I found it helpful to have an idea what I wanted so I knew what type of classes I wanted to take and what type of school I wanted to go to. It's important to look for a school that has a strong program in what you consider going into, which is why researching different schools are important. Finally, it is important to actually visit the school. Often a school can look great on paper and may have a catchy website, but when you visit the actual campus, you realize that it's not really a good fit. Schools can brag all they want about their students' accomplishments and the awards the school receives and whatnot, but in the end, if you don't feel it is the right place, it won't suddenly become that. It's important to pick a school that both has great academics and will make you feel comfortable and welcome.

Elizabeth
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I liked the community when I came and I still like it. I also like how our traditions like the Silent Night basketball game a...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I liked the community when I came and I still like it. I also like how our traditions like the Silent Night basketball game and teh Habecker Halipalooza!!!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really search for the school that will benefit you the most and vice versa. Find a school that has your program down to a "T", and don't settle for anything less than what you want! If it looks impossible because of money, use all the resources out there to apply for scholarships. It's what I had to do, because I knew my family couldn't afford college alone. And once you find the school that's perfect for you, get involved! There is so much that you will learn and so many people that you can meet if you only take the time to get involved on your campus. You can even look into the off-campus programs offered, like maybe tutoring or an after school kids program or something. This is a good time to get acquainted with the community that you will be a part of during your two or four years at that college or university. But at the same time, don't over do it. Find a school that offers what you want and check into their campus activities and programs before you get there. That way, you can divide up your time wisely!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Sometimes I hate the racial diversity issues and the ignorance at this college. Try to look past it ad get involved in educating them about their ignorances

Allison
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college, decide what is most important to you: the availability of a major, professor involvement,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to find the right college, decide what is most important to you: the availability of a major, professor involvement, size, availability of times classes are offered, location, etc. Look for a school that has the same priorities and values as you do. Visit the college before making a decision to make sure that it fits. Once the decision has been made, make the most out of the college experience by getting involved, get to know professors and other students. Find ways to become part of the school. Enjoy the random and diverse activities that go on within the school. Invest in relationships with others and in classes.

What's unique about your campus?

The community. Taylor University is unique. It is in the middle of nowhere so we have to be creative to create fun. It is a dry campus so activties usually consist of random things in which people just hang out, enjoy themselves, and socialize.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A Christian with strong academic drive as well as a desire to get to know his/her personal Savior in a real way. A social person.

Rebekah
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are less motivated than myself but still bright, intelligent, diversified students who, in general, are appreci...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are less motivated than myself but still bright, intelligent, diversified students who, in general, are appreciative of thier opportunity to study at Taylor.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend visiting each prospective college in person before making a final decision. Don't worry too much about the Admssions process- it's more difficult to choose a school than to get in to one. Once you're there, remember that you're in college to get a degree, not to party. While college is a blast, it is ultimately an experience that is supposed to prepare you for life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think the worst thing about Taylor is the cost of tuition. I love it here but it's SO expensive and I frankly don't see where the money goes- it's not into our facilities or tuition, that's for sure.

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for a school, find graduates who are not paid by the institution and listen to what they have to say. It is the ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for a school, find graduates who are not paid by the institution and listen to what they have to say. It is the non-donors who testify to the strong characteristics of the school who will give you the most trustworthy insight to what your experience is going to be like. They aren't being paid by the school to recruit students, so you know that their testimony of their time spent on the campus is uninfluenced by outside factors. Once you find the school, a good rule of thumb is to know that what you will get out of your time in college as entirely based on how much you put into it. Open your dorm door, go to different school functions, and get involved with your academic department. Don't waste your time locked up in your dorm, playing video games. Use your time wisely and do not become too overly committed. Find what you are good with and do it well, learn to say no to the other options. There will always be other opportunities. Study abroad while you still have the freedom to travel, it is much harder to after you have graduated.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The ideal Taylor student is one who doesn't want to just attend a school for the degree. Someone who wants to give back to the community, on campus, locally, and even globally. Students who are driven to take advantage of the opportunities that are provided at Taylor really excel in the environment that Taylor's professors and career directors design. People who should attend Taylor are those who should expect to graduate with life long friends and changed from when they first moved into their dorm four years ago.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not interested in being challenged both spiritually and intellectually should not go to Taylor University. It's not a place for someone who is looking for an easy ride, who doesn't want people investing in them, or who is just attending to make their parents proud. The best part about the community is that the people who are there want to be there, they choose going to a popular college in a city for small town Upland and Taylor University's campus.

Alex
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Great christian community. Amazing professors and great dorm life.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Great christian community. Amazing professors and great dorm life.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The things that you love to do will probably have a big impact on your major. Try to think of all your skills and hobbies when you decide on a major.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

What I was supposed to do with my life. But, you can't really train for that.

Josh
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order for one to adequately choose a school that will benefit them academically, spiritually, socially and economically, o...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order for one to adequately choose a school that will benefit them academically, spiritually, socially and economically, one must research. You can't expect to fit in at any college or university across the country, and you most certainly can't rely on scholarships and government grants to get you where you need to go. To find the right college, learn about yourself. What are your likes/dislikes? What are your pet peeves? How do you relax? Each of these will determine which school will suit you best. If you hate hustle and bustle, an urban school is probably not for you. Likewise, in order to make the most of your college experience, don't be afraid to get involved. Most schools offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities in which you can participate, so don't be afraid to sign up for things and commit. On the flip-side of that, be careful not to over-commit, because when the rubber meets the road, you'll appreciate the little time you have to relax. All in all, know yourself, learn about the schools, and get involved.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I would suggest Taylor to a conservative person that enjoys spending time doing homework. Don't come here for sports. If you enjoy hanging out with the guys or girls on your floor, there's plenty of that here. You won't feel alone.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's in the middle of nowhere with not much to do. You have to drive to Indy to do virtually anything.

Chris
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Taylor is a Christ-centered school that places a heavy emphasis on faith AND learning. Few places understand how the two go ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Taylor is a Christ-centered school that places a heavy emphasis on faith AND learning. Few places understand how the two go together like Taylor does.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find 10 people that you want to be like when you are done with school. Ask them where they went to school, where they would choose to go today and why.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Taylor prepared me for ministry in ways that most people don't get until seminary or after.

Daniel
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Taylor makes a huge effort to be a huge community no one is left out.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Taylor makes a huge effort to be a huge community no one is left out.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Taylor is totally worth the money. The professors are fun and engaging and the work load is just right for the classes.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone, The community is wonderful and the faculty are very helpful. It is a blast to come here and study with other students

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