College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:51:47Z
There are a lot of job opportunities and networking at the school is a big deal
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:51:47Z
Well so far, I've had no problems with signing up for classes. My friend took 18 credit hours this semester and she said that her work load was crazy, but her teachers were fairly nice.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:50:15Z
Health & Safety:
I've never heard of any real problems, it is very chill. There is protection if you need it, but usually there is no need for it.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:49:03Z
The sports portion of the school is a big deal, but it does not over shadow or take over by any means.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:48:08Z
It's $40 per semester and there are always spots so you don't really have to worry, but you will need a car just because of the area.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:46:40Z
There's some delicious things, but there are some questionable things. If you have a meal plan though you shouldnt worry.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:44:57Z
It is a Christian and a dry campus, so alcohol is one of those things you don't really worry about. From what I've heard if you want to drink you go off campus. I haven't heard any drug problems though.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:43:40Z
Well there are buses and stuff nearby, but its easier if you have a car. When I was at depaul it was a whole lot easier due to public transportation being so easy to access.
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:41:58Z
It is not the best, but it isn't completely horrible. The speeds are slow, but it works!
College Sophomore 2013-11-27T06:40:22Z
Guys & Girls:
The people that go to TIU are just really friendly and go out of your way to make you feel comfortable. They are really nice people and they are really more focused on who you are as a person than what you wear, so that is really nice.
College Sophomore 2013-09-29T19:05:02Z
The parking lots are rather small, considering most people do not have cars on campus. The commuter parking lot is about a 5 minute walk from the main academic building, which is not bad. Parking passes, however, cost $80, which is a little much.
College Sophomore 2013-09-01T18:38:16Z
Quite a big deal. Personally speaking, I'm hardly the best guy to ask about this, as I'm fairly anti-athletics in general. But for those who do care, well... 40% of the campus is involved in actual sports, and a decent percentage of the remainder are in intramural sports. The atmosphere of students in general tends to divide pretty strongly into sports and non-sports crowds, with each of those crowds splitting up a little more sometimes, but in general that's the big divide. There are plenty of stereotypes of all sorts to go along with both crowds, and also a lot of activity by faculty and student leadership attempting to rectify the gap between the crowds, with little results so far (although admittedly they've only been at it for the last year).
College Sophomore 2013-09-01T18:33:18Z
Drug safety is very high on the list of concerns at TIU. As a decently conservative Christian college they really, really do not appreciate drug usage, and any reports of such tend to be cracked down on quite hard. Sure, there are still people who try getting away with it, but it isn't even as if the general mood of the campus sympathizes with them. The amount of ex-drug users on campus is rather higher, and those people are all but certain to tell you the dangers of the use from personal experience. But actually using them still? Generally unheard of. And if you are caught, you tend to be put in severe warning, with repeated violations resulting in being expelled.
College Sophomore 2013-08-11T21:15:19Z
Well, I like it, but I do kind of work there...
*ahem* Good food, a tad pricey, but far better than the (somewhat cheaper) fare of past years, or so I've heard. The staff at the dining halls are great (again, ignore the fact that I work there...), they often do the whole "make the food in front of the customers" deal that's trending these days, and do their best to be helpful for special needs type eaters. On that topic, vegetarian selections are okay, but gluten-free and the like are kind of limited due to limited demand, which tends to matter most greatly to the small but loud minority of gluten-free eaters. Or there are a ton and only a few are loud... Anyway, the normal food is good, highly varied, and it's all you can eat for a flat rate per meal depending on your plan from the beginning of the semester (mandatory for residents, mind you). People still complain it gets old, but if you eat at the same place for four years you kind of have to expect that.
College Sophomore 2013-08-11T21:11:19Z
Well, it depends on what you're in for. If you're an athlete you are pretty much guaranteed a scholarship covering about half your expenses, so long as you stay with your chosen athletics program. If you happen to have a mind they rather like there are various academic type scholarships that cover 1/3 to 3/4 of tuition (which is the majority, but not all, of expenses) that require anything from a decent high school GPA to maintaining a 3.5 college GPA and honors program participation. If you're in music, there are scholarships for that too, although not so good as for the other two programs. And that's about it... If you're like the majority of non-athletes at the school and going for a Christian Ministries or Biblical Studies major without having good GPA and ACT scores to qualify for academic scholarships, you rely on federal aid, Illinois MAP grants, and whatever you can earn over the summer (fortunately, they are helpful about finding local jobs).
Oh yeah, academics don't overlap with sports or music, which is most unhelpful.
On the upside, the process is smooth if slow, and all options and their requirements are clearly marked on their website under "financial aid and scholarships", a list updated roughly annually.
College Sophomore 2013-08-11T21:04:21Z
On campus, we have a forest. It's a nice forest if you like forests (which I do), you can walk through it, climb trees, and not really run into anyone else. Just don't go passed the clearly marked "no trespassing" signs on the fairly obvious fences showing where Trinity's portion of the forest ends.
Off campus we're surrounded by highways, which is pretty much the main reason it's so hard to get to Trinity if you don't live there. Sure, there are stores to visit, houses to look at, and churches to go to, but they're all at least a few miles away. Most of the nearby locations are businesses and corporations of the non-visiting kind, which is rather disappointing. If you want to experience dramatic type atmosphere, you drive to Chicago.
College Sophomore 2013-08-11T21:00:52Z
I'm sure there is a night life at Trinity, it's just that participating isn't exactly something you brag about. First off, drinking is against Trinity's mandatory code of conduct, and being caught doing such is grounds for dismissal from the school (though they'd much prefer a type of accountability program). Perhaps even more importantly, no one really cares that you went out to some bar in Chicago and got totally wasted. We can tell that you're still drunk/hung over, but no one's proud of you. Thus, it's not really publicized.
College Senior 2013-08-06T04:12:14Z
There are many different levels to my program and many times it can become overwhelming. One reason is studying for an examine is difficult when students are not clear on what they should or should not be studying prior to the upcoming test .
College Senior 2013-08-06T04:08:21Z
Sports are important but nothing is more important than having a relationship with the Lord after all it is a Christian school first and foremost.
College Senior 2013-08-06T04:06:33Z
I live off campus and transporation to the university is very difficult to obtain must student need a car if they live off campus ti get to school.
College Senior 2013-08-06T04:03:57Z
In winter snow stormies can change how students and teachers feel about classes
College Senior 2013-08-06T03:55:47Z
it does not matter much because this is a christian school
College Senior 2013-07-16T00:41:39Z
The diversity on campus is very wide. We are an international school so there are students from all over the place! I love being able to meet new people to see their different views on life and different ways of living. Some from California or Hawaii who have never had to deal with a windy snowy city during the winters so its so interesting to see how my friends adapt to the new environment that they are in during college. I love being able to go to English class and have debates about what we believe is right and wrong in this world we are living in. Also, being a private christian school its awesome to see how the different teams show christ through our athletic play.
College Senior 2013-07-16T00:35:43Z
Guys & Girls:
There is a wide variety of personalities at Trinity International. Considering there are a little over 750 undergraduate students and more than half are athletes at Trinity there on scholarship we are a very active student body. We are pretty supportive of each others sporting events and really try to push each other to be better christ followers everyday. The life of the college student is all about finding yourself and I think at Trinity I have done a good job at understanding what is most important and that is keeping a strong relationship with Christ.
College Senior 2013-07-16T00:29:28Z
The Dining at Trinity is amazing. The workers are so personal and make sure you are satisfied with the food that you are feeding your active body. The staff treats us like their own children and I enjoy eating in the Way bright because not only is the food yummy, the place is always clean and spotless for every meal.
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