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Some of the students are very rude, excluding,Quite Bright
Some of the students are very rude, excluding, judgemental. the fact that this school claims to be Christian is almost laughable I do not know the hearts of the students, but their behavior proves otherwise as to being loving and open. The cliques at TIU make it a challenge for anyone who is quiet or a transfer to adjust let alone survive. The students who appear "wealthier" are often overly prideful and appear snobby and self-obsessed. It seems that cliques and friendships form at TIU if you seem to have what it takes to look good. It seems relationships specifically friendships are based on how much you have or what you own. It seems like there are many shallow people at TIU who base their worth on what they own and how presentable they appear to everyone else. This is a shame considering that there is more to life than simply fitting in at all costs. Alot of people are always leaving campus by car. The weekends here frankly SUCK. I really would advise not coming to TIU if you are a non conformist you will have a difficult time at TIU because most people like to blend in and have the latest stuff. People here are stuck up and seem to think they are awesome. Basically the narcissistic attitude and airheads at this school dont have much substance other than their designer.(fil-in-the blank) I got laughed at because I apparently was not fashionable enough. The students did not even know me. Again, I dislike the judgement, gossip, and immature, cliquish students at this school. They make me feel sick to my stomach. It is too bad that the school environment is interuptted by such arrogant and loud attention seeking garbish students.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A, Social Life: D
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My experience has definitely been mixed.BrightReligion/Religious
My experience has definitely been mixed. I will give the positive first. In my department, I have professors that actually care for your growth in the Lord. I have friends that are on fire for God. I have grown a lot in the Lord the past year and a half. Not to mention, a great library and the food is above average. Also, being near to Chicago is always a plus.

But here are the negatives, there is a lot of complacency on-campus. There are a lot of two-faced people. With no one caring about "Trinity expectations", they can get away with "unspeakables" on a Saturday and go to church on Sunday, as if nothing happens. People expect Chapel three days a week is enough, when its not. How you are judged is heavily based on how you can interact on-campus. It's extremely cliquey, if you are an athlete, you hang with athletes, music student with music students, etc. So the advice part. If you are looking for a Christ-centered university and expect to grow in Christ, the recipes are here. But it is your responsibility to put it together and put yourself in the oven and grow in God. Growth doesn't come on a silver platter. And it's like that at any Christian College. Recipes are 1)Be in God's word and pray 2)find the RIGHT, Christ-centered friends, 3)let chapel enhance your walk with Christ, don't rely on it. (Find a Church to get plugged in at) 4) Don't stay in the "Bubble" be out in public (by public, I mean off campus.) Don't let judgement rule your life. There is judgement at every university. If you want to prove wrong to judgement, just live your life and people will shut-up. And if you are an athlete that doesn't love or believe in God and/or expect this college to be the gateway to the big-times. Only one football player and one baseball player made it to the big times in the past 12 years. And you never heard of their name. So if you are in it for the sports, don't waste 30 grand, to play a sport that will get you nowhere professional. If you are an athlete that loves God and want to grow, I highly recommend it. And for the person that loves to party, its not a party school either and you will probably hate being here.

1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Extracurricular Activities: F
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There are many students that seems to disappearNot so brightPsychology
There are many students that seems to disappear throughout the week. It's a small campus, but there are still people that stay in there rooms and don't interact with people. Many students were homeschooled throughout their academic career and as a result, most are incredibly socially awkward. Beyond that, although people are friendly, most are awkward and don't know how to interact with others.

The lighting on campus leaves something to be desired. Often students (especially female students) do not feel safe walking back to their dorm from the student center. There is a severe lack of lighting everywhere because the surrounding town will not allow the university to install them. Overall, this school is what you make of it. If you put effort into getting involved and making friends you will have a good experience, if you stay in your room and complain about how dumb the school is, you won't like it at all.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Individual Value: A, Perceived Campus Safety: D-
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