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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Reviews

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  • 01/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First and Foremost are students who know and Love Jesus Christ. UMHB, is an AMAZING Christian Community, and you will feel welcome and at home here. Athletes also enjoy this campus, all the sports teams have winning records every season. Students who want to live in the Heart of Texas, Belton is located in a great spot of Central Texas, beautiful little town. Also, the campus is about 20 or so miles from Fort Hood, and the Army ROTC program here is new, so it is a great campus for students who want to serve after college, or current military personnel who want to take courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved, UMHB likes to see students who are involved, and who will be involved in the Crusader community. What helped me, was I attended a small Christian high school, so I had letters of recommendation from my Principal and Assistant Principal, and the Religious Brothers from my school. Letters of recommendation from a Pastor a Priest will help, but also letters from people who see what you are involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    I would be lying if I didn't mention that this college is fairly expensive. However, the close-knit Christian Community, the great friends, the quality of the education, the fun, the memories, and the history of this University make it worth it. There are a lot of scholarships the university offers to help students lighten the load of paying for school. I cannon stress enough that the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor truly offers Education for Life...Experience of a Lifetime.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a relatively small school, so it is a close-knit community, with not just the students, the faculty, staff, and even the small town of Belton. You can always find something to do, there are plenty of campus activities throughout the week. You will make great friends, and if you are a Follower of Christ, you will the Christian centered community of this university. All the sports teams are very good, and the games are a blast to attend. The town of Belton is located close to Austin, Waco, Fort Hood, and College Station, so if you can't find something to do on campus, a short drive will get you to some fun places.

    Am learning a lot

    Besides certain classees that EVERYONE takes, the class size is very small, even at the Freshman level. So you will get individualized attention if you need it. The University finds the best professors, every class I have had, the professor has been flexible, courteous, and extremely competent in getting the students to understand the material.

  • 06/18/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    14 out of 17 people found this review useful. 2 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! (:

    Will enjoy being here

    I've visited the campus more than once, and have fallen in love with the college. It's perfect for me, because its close enough to big cities like Austin, however, it is set in a small town.

  • 12/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a more personalized college experience in a smaller, down home Christian setting located in a small town. It is perfect for smart athletes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait...visit UMHB now! I wanted to enjoy my senior year and not worry about where I was going to go to college so I did my research and visited several colleges and I made my decision in January that UMHB was the place for me.

    Bang for the buck

    UMHB is expensive, but my parents say you get what you pay for. I plan to be a nurse and UMHB has one of the best nursing schools anywhere. I don't want to be a number in an auditorium so for the caliber of instruction and the class size, great value!

    Am enjoying being here

    I graduated in the top 5% of my High School class and was accepted at many large universities, but I knew from the start UMHB was the right choice for me. The classes are small enough so the professor actually knows your name and your work. The campus facilities are great. I am an athlete and work out all the time...they have a great gym...a smoothie bar...great places to run.

    Am learning a lot

    It is not a walk in the park, but who wants to pay tuition for a blow-off class. I had a tough semester taking classes and practicing baseball, but I ended my Freshman year with a 3.5 GPA. The professors are tough, but willing to help any student that is willing to put in the effort.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to learn and have fun. My Old Testament professor made the class interesting for all students, whether they believe in God or not. He referenced movies all the time, even doing a Scarlet O'Hara impression once or twice when we discussed certain Bible stories. He also brought in visual aids and show and tell things on multiple occasions. Many of my professors are not merely academics. A lot of them love making modern connections to the things of the past. Learning becomes much more dynamic here. It really become more than just text on a page. The professors here like to give breath and color to the people and characters of the past. They no longer live on a page, but almost come to life as they describe them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just take a tour (Although that's a good first step.) Attend a Preview weekend or have a conversation with some of the students here. That's the real measure of a college. You can see people going about their lives on campus, but it isn't until you talk to one of them that you know whether or not you can see yourself here. If you do attend, get involved. The people here want to know you, but if you spend all year like a hermit in your room you do yourself an injustice. You miss out on all the memories and friends you'll make. Who knows you could meet your best friend here, or your future roommate. Just give people a chance cause they want to give you one.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is rather pricey compared to other colleges, but definitely the education you'll receive here is worth it. I'm only a freshman and I've learned more than I have my entire life. Not only that the faculty and staff make themselves available to you. In my first semester, I had the Provost of the University, the Dean of my College of study, the Head of the Math Department, the most respected Psych professor on campus and one of the top History professors in here field as my teachers. I also had countless tutoring and educational programs and aid as my disposal. You also, get small classes so you really know the people you see every day. The library is phenomenal, on a cold or rainy day you can get a coffee and do your homework or read a good book. Also, the people in the Registrar's office and Bursar's office are really nice and helpful. I've had to be in there every week and everyday I've had to go in there they greet me with a smile and a laugh. They answer any questions I might have, and go out of their way to make the endless amount of paperwork go quickly and smoothly. When you pay the costs for college at UMHB, you pay for quality and community. The people here have hearts that are as open as your pocket book. :D

    Am enjoying being here

    In the summer, before I began my first semester of college I couldn't imagine being here at UMHB. I didn't believe this was where I was supposed to be. I participated in the University's Welcome Week 2010 for incoming freshman and transfer student. During that first week my entire perspective on the University changed. I learned that here, they want this to be a place we can call home. A place to find brothers, sisters, friends, spouses etc and live together as a community of Crusaders. I'll never forget when I changed my mind about my expectations of my first year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. It was the last event of Welcome Week, the dubbing ceremony. It's an event where all the new students sit out in from of Luther Memorial, light our candles, go on bended knee before our faculty and professors and pledge ourselves Crusaders Forever. To most students it's kinda a funny tradition, it's kinda chaotic there isn't any robes or chanting in the background, but to me it was the day I decided I was going to make the most of what God had given me. Not to long afterward I found friends that I could depend on. What was more I found brothers and sisters in Christ who I trust and rely on. We walk together as Christians and as Crusaders. On campus, there really is a sense of comradery. If you need a ride anywhere there is always a friendly face and a willing friend to give you a ride. I think the biggest form of unity we have at the University is the Home football games. Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty and staff all gather together in their cars, line up, roll down their windows and scream with a police escort all the way to the football field. Then, like crusaders going off to war we cheer for our team. Everywhere you go and to every event the students you see are always happy, always excited to see you, and if anyone is having a bad day or is worried about anything the students here are the first to pray for you, cry with you, laugh with you and help you through anything. I never thought I'd find a home here at UMHB, but that's exactly what I found. I really hope whoever is reading this can find that home here too.

    Am learning a lot

    Honestly, I have never learned as much as have attending UMHB. I was blessed enough to be a part of the University Honors Program, and doing so I was able to meet students that hold themselves to a higher standard. My professors have been more than helpful. Whenever I had a problem or a question I could send them an email and within 10 or 15 minutes, sometimes any time of day I could get an answer to my questions. The professors here really do care about whether or not you understand the information. They're less concerned with grades and more interested in whether or not the students are prepared to succeed not only in their class but as a student at the University. I could ask any professor where to get help, and they were willing either to help me themselves or point me in the direction of a professor who could. They paid close individual attention to the way we think and how we process information, and every single one of my professors tried to relate to me on more than a student-to-teacher basis. They tried to bring me up to a higher level of academia and try to grow me as a student.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent. The security are friendly and they are always there to protect you and to always give you a hand in case your keys are inside your car to even start it if you are having difficulties on it.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately there is no Greek Life at UMHB.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at UMHB. If you are a athlete theres many clubs and teams, also if you like to read or just like helping out the community there is something for you.

    Great for these types of students

    UMHB is great for everyone, especially if you like sports and is into religion. As you might already know its a religious school but don't let that just stop you. As well its a small campus compared to other school, that's a benefit cause you get to know everyone as well the teacher helps you out more and you get to actually meet them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    UMHB hold may different tradition and events that makes it unique. From their homecoming to its games. as well to its pageant it hold like the miss MHB pageant even for the guys the crusader knights. Also there an event that hey hold which they combine all four classes to compete one another which is stunt night. You will definitely feel like the Crusader family.

    Bang for the buck

    UMHB is very great for their tuition. They will help you out and even grant you some scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of stuff you could do at UMHB. You wont get bored from all the clubs and events you could do. As well the town has plenty of things as well there's a lake close by so you could have some fun on the weekend with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious! There is a variety you can choose from even if you are a vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really great. They could adjust and add some stuff but overall pretty good. Best ones to choose for the guys is McLane and for the girls I've heard is Burt.

    Academic Rigor

    Their academic is excellent in all majors. Especially in the science departments. They have really high standards in the medicine as well the nursing program. They will get you ready for your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start looking at the school right away. Get your application filled out and get your SAT and ACT taken car of. Get to know your admission councilor as well visit campus. Go to Sader day and Cru camp and just have fun.

    In three sentences

    The feeling when you step into campus it feels like you are at home. The intense and adrenaline feeling when you watch the teams perform, always bringing their A game. To the great teaching techniques UMHB holds for their students future.

  • 03/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school. Apply for scholarships and school early. Get involved as soon as you get in.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost per credit hour is definitely no easy task to pay for but the education that you receive is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and the people are amazing. You feel like a part of the family as soon as you step on campus. Everyone is inviting and has a genuine interest in you.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors are very educated and know exactly what they are teaching. I never leave class without learning something new.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christian Studies and ministry students. Nursing students. Athletes who dont mind not getting a scholarship. People who prefer a smaller school, but dont want to feel claustophobic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They play a huge game, kind of like tag, with hundreds of people. It is called Running Man and it really awesome. They have like 5 historical markers on campus and have an awesome history.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty expensive, but definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activities Board at UMHB is really good at having fun events on campus. They also have a Play Day every year before finals that is just a day of awesomeness. However, Belton is a small town, so you have to get real creative to find something to do a lot of the time.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo caters all of UMHBs food, and quite honestly, they are horrible.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life should definitely be experienced. It isnt always the funnest thing, but it is worth doing. Everyone is really friendly, and you will develop a great sense of community. The dorm halls throw on their own events. McClane hall has hall wars where different sections of the dorm compete against each other over the course of a wekk in sports like dodgeball and basketball.

    Academic Rigor

    UMHB is pretty challenging academically. The professors really know they're stuff, and will challenge you to think on your own instead of just absorb a lecture. The core curriculum for Bachelor of Arts is pretty broad, but once you get into your major you can really delve deep into your interests. The professors really try to give yout ools for outside the classroom as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming students should be aware of what kind of university UMHB is and what they stand for. Know what to expect with a smaller school. A tight knit community, but a smaller campus life. Get to know your professors because they want to know you as well.

    In three sentences

    UMHB is a challenging school academically. UMHB is also very focused spiritually. UMHB competes athletically.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year around Easter we have a Easter Pagent describing Jesus last week of life. It's truly awesome.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't much. You can go to neighboring cities that are 5 to 1 hour away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot! Get a planner because you will go crazy and lose assignments. Go talk to your teachers if you are having difficulty in the class, all my professors were always happy to see me ask them for help.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is very relaxing. the landscape is beautifull. Overall I love this college.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are officers patrolling and the campus has a very safe feel to it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities will keep you involved in all your interests.

    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive, being a private school, but there are plenty of scholarships and aid available to assist you.

    What to do for fun

    Belton is a great town and the campus is not far from a great lake with hiking trails and swimming. There are always things going on, from intramural sports to art classes.

    Food and Dining

    Hardy Hall is excellent as far as dorm food goes. An all you can eat buffet with delicious items.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and there are always activities like dodgeball and volleyball that are held every once in a while.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are typical college courses with one exception: the professors take a genuine interest in your learning and developing a personal connection with you; and that makes all the difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many opportunities that everyone should take advantage of.

    In three sentences

    UMHB has a great campus, everything is within walking distance and its beautiful. The staff, professors, and students are very friendly and will help with anything you need. The atmosphere is excellent and it's a very fun place.

  • 05/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students of any religion (however, Christians may find the most comfort) looking for an education while making personal connections with professors, wanting to be surrounded by a friendly environment, and students who want a quality education without a large quantity of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike! The campus is small enough to where a bike across campus, even on warmer days, will not even spark a sweat. And the many trees around campus provide shade! Also, don't be afraid or reluctant to get involved in activities!

    Bang for the buck

    Albeit expensive, the quality of learning excels. The faculty maintains friendly help for any that need it, this includes the registration offices, library, bookstore, and the food is not half bad either for on-campus cafeteria!

    Am enjoying being here

    All professors and students are friendly with one another. There are no cliques, sororities, or fraternities, so everyone is friends with everyone. The dorms and on-campus apartments all provide opportunities for its residents to meet each other and have fun. Also, the Christian environment has helped me focus on studies. And the fact our football team has been conference champions for the past decade helps our charisma!

    Am learning a lot

    This is an EXCELLENT university. The classes are small and professors become close with almost all students, providing an excellent learning environment. Most teachers also bring life into the classroom, blasting away that stereotype of boring professors in auditoriums full of students. Also, the Christian study program has opened up so much to my spiritual knowledge!

  • 07/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any! Our athletics program is one of the strongest for schools of this size. The honors program is excellent. Band and choir do a fantastic job. Even if you aren't Christian, the school is welcoming and open to you in many ways. We are just the right distance from larger cities that there is plenty to go and do, while the town of Belton is a charming community and welcoming to its college students. Get involved, or stay on the outside of things, you will still love this school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Pretty much what any school would tell you - get involved! Don't stay in your room all day. Don't go home every weekend, find those activities on campus! Join student government or campus activities! Definitely go to Welcome Week. It's tons of fun and you'll make friends that will last you through your college career and beyond. One great way to get involved is to belong to one of the many wonderful, active churches in the area.

    Bang for the buck

    UMHB is not going to be the cheapest school to go to, but if you can come in with good grades and keep them up, the scholarships are a true blessing. Plus, they offer work study and other financial aid opportunities. Don't let the price tag scare you away, this school is worth it! There are a hundred things to recommend you to this school, including the cute and well-placed town of Belton.

    Am enjoying being here

    Athletics, extracurriculars and more! There are very few things that are missing at this school, and what we don't have, you can start! The strong Christian atmosphere is a definite plus. The majority of the students and faculty truly practice what they preach. The Resident Directors and Assistants are there to counsel and assist you in what you need. Finding friends is not impossible, especially if you are willing to get involved. And really, there are hundreds of ways to plug in, even at a small school. If you really want to be involved in leadership or even create your own group, the staff and professors are more than willing to assist and even join!

    Am learning a lot

    Every single one of my professors has shown a genuine love of their job, desire to help students truly grasp the material and flexibility. The class sizes are small and the professors are excellent! One of the biggest advantages of going to a smaller school is the individualized attention that the professors are able to show you. If you are actively seeking help, they will do the best they can for you. Tutoring and other opportunities are also provided and easy to find. I love learning at my school!

  • 12/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who are overwhelmed with bigger campuses and want a smaller school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is definitely worth the money it costs to go here.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is very small and easy to navigate around. It is also very beautiful. I like that it is in a small town, but not far from bigger cities like Austin.

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn so much because of the small class sizes. It is much easier to pay attention when you have maybe 20-25 people total in your class.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never felt unsafe at umhb. we have our own campus police that respond very quickly. a large number of students stay on campus so there are always other people walking around. the campus is also very well lit and parking lots are close to all of the buildings.

    Greek Life

    since we are a private christian school we do not take part in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club or activity for just about everything you would want to be involved in. there are clubs for nursing students, foreign language students, prospective teachers and many more academic programs. there are christian clubs to study the bible, fellowship and there is one that cooks dinner every wednesday for everyone to come and fellowship.

    Great for these types of students

    umhb offers a wide variety of academic programs. this is a christian-based school so you are required to go to chapel and take religion courses. if you are already religious this is a great school to grow as a christian. i think this school would be great for any type of student but especially students who are wanting to go to a smaller school. you know the majority of the student body pretty fast thanks to the small number of students allowed in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    one thing i appreciate that umhb has is little nooks in the library to study. they even provide bean bags to rest before a big midterm. i have taken plenty of naps on these. cru life on campus is full of school spirit. most people wear school colors (purple and yellow) almost everyday and are proud to be a crusader

    Bang for the buck

    umhb is expensive but compared to other private schools its relatively low. the scholarship office did a great job finding me everything they could and i ended up paying less than i would at a public university. also, the university offers just about everything. they have a gym on campus, a fantastic library, tons of computer rooms and a lot of campus life events that are totally free. also, the level of education i am receiving is worth every penny. i have not encountered a teacher that doesn't care and hasn't been willing to put in their all for me to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    fun things are always planned around campus life. every holiday is celebrated here and sports games are a big thing on campus. we have a great theater program that put on a couple of productions a year. there is also different nights celebrated like indian food night, pizza night, cru night. the campus life writes all the reminders on the sidewalks in front of all the main buildings so you won't miss a thing. it is not hard to jump in and join.

    Food and Dining

    the food at the university of mary hardin-baylor is much like every other university. it's pretty much hit or miss. the cafe in the student center has great breakfast burritos and burgers and there is also a taco side with great chicken quesadillas but the menu is not very long so the food can get boring pretty quick. there is a dining hall but i've actually never ate there. i've heard that breakfast is pretty good there but lunch and dinner are not.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes at umhb are tough and push you to think differently but every class i have taken has prepared me to start my career and to become successful. the resources needed to succeed are there and are easily assessable from the librarians to help with a lengthy research paper to the free math clinics all offered at convenient hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    umhb is a great university to grow and learn. it is a private university that is faith-based in every aspect of the school. the teachers and students are extremely friendly and make you feel at home within the first week of coming to the university. i would suggest being financially prepared before coming here so you can focus on your studies instead of where the money will come from. the university is tough and you will spend many hours and long nights in the library but it is all worth it.

    In three sentences

    mary hardin-baylor is an exceptional school with passionate teachers and wonderful students. the university and staff base their teachings on faith-based learning. umhb is a great environment to grow as a student and a constructive member of society.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very small campus and they have campus police. Always feel safe

    What to do for fun

    I've heard of a lot of clubs and things to do, but I don't live on campus so I do not know.

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten at the SUB once and the quesadilla was good, but nothing exceptional.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on the dorms here

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing school classes are very challenging. 3/83 students received A's. Hard but doable

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, make sure you have all your prerequisites for nursing school completed or planned to be completed before applying.

    In three sentences

    The nursing school is a well-organized and thought-out program. They have a great student/faculty workout center,but the student union building is lacking.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Hardy (our dining hall) usually has pretty decent food

    Dorm Life

    Small but cozy dorms. The RA's make the transition from home to dorm life easy as the are helpful and really kind. Lots of fun activities too!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes will challenge you to grow and think in different and new ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to people who currently attend. They are an invaluable source to give you the inside scoop of what being a Crusader is all about.

    In three sentences

    UMHB has become my second home. From the moment I arrived on campus, I knew this was a place I would learn, grow, and make lifelong memories and friendships. It's strong sense of community and tradition gives you everything you want from a college experience.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 61

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends from school

    Food and Dining

    Salad bar on campus

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I am learning what I need for my degree

    Tips for prospective students

    Friendly atmosphere

    In three sentences

    Great place to go to school

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who desire to grow their faith while having fun and getting an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! :)

    Bang for the buck

    This school is pretty expensive, but the lifelong memories, the genuine education, and the friendships make it worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    UMHB has a way for EVERY student to get involved. I have joined so many organizations and feel completely at home with each one. The Christian atmosphere brings amazing, genuine, friendships that encourage next steps in faith. I love UMHB and I couldn't dream of being anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    The small class sizes make learning very personal and effective. The professors genuinely care about student education and success. I have learned so much about entering the field of education, and my professors have prepared me SO much more than I could have dreamed. I have gotten many opportunities to be in the schools, teaching kids, with so much genuine hands-on experience.

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great values! Beautiful campus! Awesome people!

    Will enjoy being here

    The people are great!

  • 11/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    19 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    UMHB practically hands you the money to go to school. Use it! Also, get to know your professors. They want to know you, too.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is pricey; however, UMHB offers so many financial aid opportunities that its tuition all but disappears if a student utilizes offered scholarship opportunities. Even without more-than-adequate scholarships, I still recommend attending. The campus is saturated with a familial attitude and all the right values.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus may not be the biggest in the state, but it's beautiful and warm. The professors offer more aid to their students than educators employed by large schools. The entire staff dedicates its members to the success of the students, not the income the school receives. The people in town are friendly, too!

    Will learn a lot

    Not only will you learn the core curriculum and anything else you'll need to be successful, you'll learn how to live for God. This is a fantastic place to grow as an individual.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    20 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Start applying your junior year.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost a lot but is worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful campus. Lots of fresh green grass.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 61

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus pd is located on a main campus street and is in walking distance from most buildings. while i have not been on campus after dark, i have notice several emergency phones located in the parking lots.

    Bang for the buck

    i'm considering transferring schools because the cost is so high. it's roughly $2000 for a 3 semester hour class. and that's not adding in the various fees that colleges like to throw in. great school, but not if you don't want tons of student debt at graduation.

    What to do for fun

    again, i don't live on campus; however, the various student organizations have a nice way of advertising events on the sidewalks. they were always filled with things such as ministry opportunities to even a dance.

    Food and Dining

    i've only eaten on campus once. the food was decent for a one time meal, but i'm glad it's not what i have to chose from daily.

    Dorm Life

    i commute to campus so i don't know about on-campus living conditions.

    Academic Rigor

    the curriculum is challenging, however, workload was easy to manange.

    Tips for prospective students

    start looking for scholarships and grants now, so that when you apply, you will have additional funds to add to your financial aid award(s).

    In three sentences

    umhb has a great staff and the teachers are always willing to help you advance. the campus is beautiful and easy to find. unfortunately, due to cost, the majority of my financial aid package was loans; and i was only able to take a few classes at a time.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus police are so nice and quick! we have emergency poles all over came where you would press the button if something happened. also, their office is on campus and there is always someone there. umhb is a safe place to be.

    Greek Life

    we don't have any frats or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    i play on the basketball team, and in division iii sports your team is truly like your family. but there are also a lot of clubs you could join like young life that is really popular! i dont know much about clubs because basketball really takes up a lot of time. i am however about a residence hall association. this club is great because you do different things for the people living on campus and its great to do a service for the other college students.

    Great for these types of students

    umhb is great for focused students who want to get the most out of college, if you are a student who is more worried about how much you will get to party then you probably shouldnt come here. if you are a student who is determined and know you want to be successful in life, then come to umhb. also, if you want to get closer to god this is a great place to do it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    my favorite thing about our campus, is the history. all over campus you will find different statues relevant to christ and the school, it really adds to the authenticity of the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    umhb is a very expensive school, but i do believe it is somewhat worth the money. it is a small community, and campus, but all this means is everything you may need is right there for you. the faculty understands that money is a problem and really help you the best they can. you definitely get the education you paid for and some of the professors have great connections and will help you find really good jobs.

    What to do for fun

    belton has the weigh station which is a frozen yogurt place and people hang out there alot. but usually people go to temple and killeen to have a good time. there is a lot to do in those towns.

    Food and Dining

    hardy hall is similar to any other cafeteria. there are some things that are really good, and others that are questionable. i personally like hardy and the breakfast is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    the only reason i give dorm like two stars is because of the restrictions, there are only girl and only boy dorms and boys can only be in the dorm on certain visitation days. also there is a room check bi-weekly which isnt that big of a problem because they just want to make sure their furniture is being taken care of, which is understandable. other than that the dorms are great for making new friends and all the residence director are really awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor varies with each major, the most difficult major that we have here is nursing. i have a few friends that are nursing majors and have said that it is hard but definitely worth it. i am a computer information systems major and find that my classes are challenging but extremely passable if you apply yourself. the faculty really care about their students success and most professor will help you as much as they can if you ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    for any school that is considering coming here, make sure you are prepare for strict rules, they are not unbearable but it is a very christian university. also, the more you get involved in different clubs or sports the better the experience you will have. this college truly is what you make it.

    In three sentences

    the university of mary hardin-baylor is the perfect for a serious student who wants to succeed and become closer to god. the students and faculty here are very nice and truly care about you. it is growing every year and is clearly becoming one of the best division iii schools in texas.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walmart trips.

    Food and Dining

    The food is only good when there are future students coming. But they have lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small but the dorm director is nice.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. It is small enough that you get to know a lot of people and it is easy to walk to classes. The teachers have small enough classes to have one on one relationships with their students.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure and safe police station is on campus and walking distance.

    Greek Life

    There is none at all there are failed attempts but be aware this school does not support such activities. Therefore do not get your hopes up if you plan on attending here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much that I have seen of but I am sure there are you just have to look for them.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy a calm and relax atmosphere, have a strong faith and enjoy the small school atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the tradition during football season called running man which is a game that the school likes to have.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally I feel I pay more than what I get. The amount I pay is to overprice for things that I might not even use. You will expect to receive more for the tuition but you will be disappointed.

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do for fun unless you like to go to the gym. Since the campus is small there is nothing much available for the students. Either you make your own fun or you hang out in the dorm all day.

    Food and Dining

    The only places to eat on campus are Hardy hall and the sub. The sub will usually be you best bet when you do not want to eat at Hardys. If you eat at Hardy get ready for the Hardy after-party as they like to call it. Not always the best food but at times it does have its moments.

    Dorm Life

    When it comes to dorm life make sure you chose wisely on what dorm you chose to stay at. For future male students 1st choice should be McClain over Gettys.Also make sure to take a tour of the dorm and not chose without seeing the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your research on the teacher you chose for your classes if not you might regret it.Also when you take a tour of the school make sure to ask students at the school for opinion on teacher you do not want to end up with a hard teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find your classes before school start to not worry about arriving late to class on the first day. If possible have a car this will come in handy when it comes to doing anything fun.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for the small school atmosphere this is the right school for you. People are friendly and welcoming if you are shy there is no problem in making friends.Time management should not be problem when it comes to classes since classes are all walking distance from dorms.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station within sight of the quad, which is centered in the campus. If you have any problems, you could probably yell and they would hear you and immediately respond. If you're a little further away, they're only a phone call away and respond very quickly to resolve any issue. I've never felt safer on any campus I have been to.

    Greek Life

    Not much was said about Greek life, and I'm not sure they have any sororities or fraternities. But not everyone is interested in that, and personally that makes it easier to focus on school. Greek life tends to bring out the party animals, and if you didn't want any distractions, this would be good for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something new going on, and that makes it easy to get involved. Or if you have a new idea, it's easy to get a new organization started. Or for the fun of it, you can join groups in the quad and play Ultimate Frisbee or hit around tennis balls with a golf club.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a small, intimate campus where it's easy to get to know the other students and faculty, this is a great school for you. If you'd like to get involved in a sport or activity, or create a new organization, that can easily be done here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some years ago, the original building burned down. One wall still stands, and at the top of that staircase, they hold a reenactment of Jesus' crucifixion every Easter.

    Bang for the buck

    Faculty takes you by the hand and walks you through every process, from transferring to registering for classes. They make sure you don't take any classes that won't go towards your major, thus helping to accelerate you toward your graduation. They're ready and willing to help at a moment's notice, no matter how small an issue you may have.

    What to do for fun

    There is always an event going on. If you can't find something to do from the chalk writing on the sidewalks, check out the website for ideas. It could be from a football game to a concert at the outdoor theater, it's just a mouse-click away to finding something new to do!

    Food and Dining

    Healthy food choices are available in both cafeterias. The school is going to be building, and they're going to add more restaurants so more choices will soon become available. Off campus food choices are close by as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are in close proximity to all the buildings, and the cafeteria is located in at least one of them. They're working to add more which will help create more choices. Healthy food choices are readily available as well. I did not see inside the dorms, but from students I have heard only good things.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are small and tough. But the small class sizes make it more personalized and easier to receive help. If you still need extra help, there are tutor services available that go late into the day. Classes are challenging but they get you prepared for the real world, and that helps makes you become the best you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit any campuses you're interested in before you apply so you know what you're getting yourself into. Don't ever feel like there's a such thing as a stupid question. If you don't know, it's safer to ask and to know than to not ask and assume because you could be wrong. Or, you could simply miss out on activities or even scholarships that others get simply because they asked!

    In three sentences

    The campus is small and very well kept up so it's pleasing to look at, which makes for a good vibe that makes you want to keep coming back and get involved in other recreational activities. The students and faculty are all friendly and while higher education is valued, there is a laid back feeling amongst students and staff. It creates the feeling that you can do good in school while not feeling extra stressed from others around you, and it actually will lead you to do better in school and life!

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the type of students who like to go to bible studies, or chill out and play guitar and relax.

    Bang for the buck

    It is overall a good school but they could invest in better teachers in some departments.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends or drive to a different city.

    Food and Dining

    Save your bucks for the sub or elsewhere. Hardy isn't that great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were pretty nice compared to other colleges I have seen. There are free washers and dryers which is a plus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy your books at the bookstore because chances are they won't even buy them back. Save money by renting or buying online.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is overall a very good school to go to. There is a great student community, and it is perfect for someone who wants to build great friendships and community. The education you get here lasts a lifetime.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not much

    Great for these types of students

    hard core christian

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    super pricey

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do in Belton or at the school.

    Food and Dining

    It is minimum the variety of dining areas they have and hardy, which is the cafeteria is normal flavorless cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    This is the restriction part. Boys aren't allowed in the dorms except on two days a week. So if you have guy friends it's a major disadvantage. Even when you move to the apartments there are still restrictions between males and females.

    Academic Rigor

    It is rigorous but the professors are a bit lenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for restrictions. The town has little or not much to do on your free time so it's probably best to bring your own car to get around so that you aren't bored all the time.

    In three sentences

    It is a very beautiful small campus that gives a feeling of peace and serenity. The people are very nice but the campus lacks diversity. There is also a little too much supervision which kind of takes from the whole college experience.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The university is a great place for students who want to major in nursing or education. We have one of the top nursing schools in the country. Also, our education school is very well known.

    Food and Dining

    The food options here are awesome! The dining hall is not only a place where students have tons of options for every meal, but it is also a place where students can socialize and get more acquainted with their fellow classmates. Each meal offers different food options so most of the time there is something students will eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is so great because each dorm is like their own little family. Each dorm will have events once every month where their residents can come out and get to know each other better while having a great time. Each dorm is great in their own ways!

    Academic Rigor

    The school can be very challenging at times but all of the teachers at UMHB are here to help and see that their students succeed. Unlike high school, you have to study much more because the professors won't spoon feed you the information. Students have to work hard here and usually get the grade they have earned.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is exactly what they aim to be in their mission statement; preparation of students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. They really strive to prepare students for the business world and to fully equip them with the skills needed to be a successful member of society. I believe that this school is very good at what they are doing.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police keep the area very safe! They keep the students as far from danger as possible. Belton is also a very safe place to live.

    Greek Life

    Not much Greek life on campus. I don't think there is much of a program going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    For being such a small school, UMHB offers a lot of sports and clubs for the students to participate in. Also, the school holds a dance in the Spring each year that is a campus wide event.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a fantastic school for Christian minded students. I recommend this school for people from different denominations.

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely one of the more affordable private schools! The school offers a competitive financial aid package as well. Do not be discouraged by the list price of tuition. Do yourself a favor and look into what kinds of scholarships the FASFA will give you from UMHB.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few things to do in Belton. One of the high points is the lake. Belton Lake isn't too far from campus, and it is a lot of fun. There is a rock climbing gym also about fifteen minutes from campus, and three bowling alleys about twenty minutes away. Movie theaters are not too far from campus. There is a shopping mall about ten minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    I recommend eating out over eating at the dining hall. Essentially, you are eating your high school's cafeteria food. However, eating at the dining hall gives students an excellent opportunity to meet new people. Definitely makes up for the lack of quality foods.

    Dorm Life

    It is much more exciting living in the dorms on campus over the apartments. In the dorms, you live where all of the action happens on campus. Living in the apartments sets you far away from the campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the toughest school to beat, but definitely brings the heat! Schoolwork can get extremely challenging, but not impossible. Keep your head up and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on task. Many students struggle finding a balance between their schoolwork and other committments. It is easy to become distracted from earning your degree.

    In three sentences

    UMHB is an excellent small private school with a lot to offer its students. It is a Baptist founded university, but I feel accepted here as a Lutheran taught Christian. The school's academics are exceptional.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is an intermural field to do sports or games. Also a rec center to get equipment. Behind that is Basketbal Courts, Tennis Courts, and 3 Beach Volleyball courts.

    Food and Dining

    We have a main cafeteria which is like an all you can eat. They usually have different things every day. There is also the sub which is like a fast food place. Although a new student center is on the way and there will be restaurants inside

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life involves room checks and a little bit of rules. Other than that its fun you can have all types of dorm activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are always on task and willing to learn. Professors cover material in detail.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming students if you like to actually be known by your teacher than this is a great institution for you. There are many things you can do at UMHB also to get involved.

    In three sentences

    I find this institution a great environment for learning and a great place to be. Students and Faculty are friendly haven't seen any conflict the programs are amazing. I'm currently in the Kinesiology program and plan to get my degree in Kinesiology

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is none. christian based school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of them to do and attend

    Great for these types of students

    That like a smaller leaning enviorment but want to have a good college experince as well

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tradiions are the miss UMHB pagent and the Easter Pagent

    What to do for fun

    All Kind of activites for students to br involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Its Great

    Dorm Life

    Its Great

    Academic Rigor

    Great

    Tips for prospective students

    A very good school, Teachers are student friendly and want you to succeed, small class room size so you have a better learning enviorment.

    In three sentences

    The university of Mary-Hardin Baylor is a Great school of choice. Everyone is very nice, kind and helpful. Alot if student activities to do that they have set up.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Police is awesome! I know most of the officers by just seeing them on Campus. They really make you feel safe and secure, because they're friendly, but on point all the time.

    Greek Life

    We have academic fraternities, but no social ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    UMHB literally has hundreds of ways to get involved, and it's a pretty easy process to start any organization you want to on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking to have fun while having real life hands on experience for their future occupations or callings.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have something called Running Man, where people start at the Field House on campus and run through the woods behind the President's House all the way across campus to the Meyer Christian Studies Building while people in Trucks with Flashlights try to catch them via Flashlight tag. We also have something called Campus Run, where we get in all our cars around Vans Circle and drive through the streets of Belton screaming, honking and cheering on the way to the Football Stadium. We also have traditions relating to our school song, and Candlelight Ceremonies for Graduation Seniors.

    Bang for the buck

    Because the University is vastly expanding, the money you pay will be worth even more in the future. I think I'm getting a great college experience for the amount of money I'm having to pay.

    What to do for fun

    Kick it with friends. Belton just got a new Movie Theater and there building more every year. Plus, Harker Heights, Temple and Killeen are 30 minutes away and all have tons of options.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are good, and always trying to improve based off student suggestion. We're about to get a new Student Union Building with a Starbucks and Chick-fil-a. So food is going to get MUCH better!

    Dorm Life

    The RDs and RAs really want to make a lasting impact in the lives of students. The community on campus is unlike any other. We truly know almost everybody's name.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on you're degree plan, classes tend to be harder. Nursing and Business is what we're most known for, but the other disciplines are well rounded and making strides in their fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the Campus. Come on a Sader Day or Preview Weekend and get to know not only the students but the faculty and staff. If you do decided to come to UMHB, DO WELCOME WEEK! It's a great way to meet students in you're upcoming class, so you make a smooth transition to college. Also, choose one thing you're interested in your first semester and get plugged in.

    In three sentences

    This school has clear vision to go from Texas's Best Kept Secret to The Top Choice for Christian Higher Education in the South West, and are meeting that goal. The faculty and staff show a love and commitment to students like I've never seen or heard of before, making a direct connection and investment in the lives of their students. The amount of service opportunities, leadership positions, friendly atmosphere and global connections, make the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor truly Education for Life and an Experience for a Lifetime.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    no Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    All types of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    That like a small classroom setting and likes one on one attention from there teachers to get a better understanding on their class work.

    What to do for fun

    All types of activties for the students

    Tips for prospective students

    Just have a positive mind. And study but also have fun after all you are a college student.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mary Hardin Baylor is a very good school to attend. the teachers and people that attend the University of Mary Hardin Baylor are very nice. and everyone at the university wants you to succeed.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Foods good on campus but is over priced. The local food shops are worth it.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers make sure you learn! There are some that feel like you do owe them something for them teaching you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the student life activities that they have to offer!

    In three sentences

    Overall I love the feel that this school gives me. Unlike bigger universities UMHB's professors get to know you on a one on one bases. However, in my opinion there tuition price does seem to increase to often.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Participate in Running Man Attend a dubbing ceremony. Visit the nearby movie theatre attend an athletic event listen to great musci

    In three sentences

    I cannot wait to attend this school next fall! Their preview weekend illustrated how close-knit this Christian community really is. The faculty cares for the individual student and there is plenty to do at UMHB.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The campus has a Student Union Building (SUB) that you go to get snacks, drinks, coffee and lunch and breakfast items on the go. Also, there is a main cafeteria hall that has a variety of buffets for all three meals of the day!

    Dorm Life

    The first year dorms are awesome. There are many to choose from on campus and they are only 5 minutes walk away from the academic buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though this is a college, the classes and teachers make it feel like high school all over again. The class sizes are small, so there is a better opportunity for learning and asking questions without the stress of being in a class of two hundred.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will not make you feel like just a number. The staff and teachers really get to know you on a friendly professional level. Also, going here it is great to get involved in some of this school's many organizations and clubs.

    In three sentences

    The campus offers so much for its students, especially if you are a nursing major like me. The campus is beautiful even though it is small, but it is a private school with 3,000 kids. The college's Christian affiliation is nondenominational which makes it comfortable for students who follow another religious view.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Annual pancake supper before finals, play day in april, Easter pageant for the community, stunt night- classes compete in a skit on stage

    What to do for fun

    Country dancing, bonfires, going to the lake, eating out, fun activities on campus

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety here is incredible. I have never felt unsafe on this campus, and the police are very promt if there ever is a problem that occurs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to get involved with at UMHB. In fact, I started an official campus club called ASTRA of UMHB. It is a club for those who wish to do community service in Belton and the surrounding areas.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who do not want to feel overwhelmed by a larger school, and want a conservative environment, this school is absolutely perfect for them!

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount that tuition costs here, I do believe that you are getting your money's worth for a degree here.

    What to do for fun

    Belton is a small town, but it offers the lake and many other things to do for college students here. UMHB has many different sporting events and campus activities that a person can do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining here is good. We have several restaurants in the Student Union Building, and Hardy Hall, the cafeteria offers a wide selection of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great here at UMHB. They are very good about trying to get those living in the dorms to become friends with each other and get connected through dorm activities, dorm parties, or any other functions which they put on.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here is not extremely harsh. This school lays out the rules and expectations very clearly and if they are not follwed then yes there will be punishment but the punishment is not harsh. They are not out to punish people, and the punishment could be just a small fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students is to get involved in anything and everything you can. This school offers so many neat opportunites for students to participate in here on campus and it is such a great way to build community with other students.

    In three sentences

    This college is great because everybody knows everybody and everyone is looking out for each other. Because the school is small students have more of a bond with their professors, which makes us feel important. Also, the campus is absolutely beautiful and the environment is conservative.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus has its own police force.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth it.

    Food and Dining

    Basically a buffet whenever you enter, and it counts as a meal. Grill/Pizza/ and even an exhibition section for picky eaters like me. Starbucks and Chick-fil-a will be on campus with the opening of the Student Union Building.

    Dorm Life

    They allow two different types of dorms, the main difference is that one has communal bathrooms with slightly updated furniture and free maid services, and the other has bathrooms in each room with slightly older furniture and the students clean up their own mess. Both have computer/game/tv rooms. No curfew.

    Academic Rigor

    For the engineering department, as I have said before, has people who have been in industry for quite some time and the IED teacher is coming from a former MIT teacher with a degree in Aerospace engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Be yourself - Be ready with Ramen for the weekends because the cafeteria is closed on Saturday and on Sunday, they only serve lunch. Unless you want to get Chick-fil-A once the new Student Union building opens this coming September. - Tolerate and accept people of different faiths

    In three sentences

    Absolutely amazing pre-engineering program, the entire staff has been in the industry for at least a decade and the head of the engineering department has worked for NASA for ten years Students have many opportunities for internships. After their third year in UMHB, the students are going to be transferred to Baylor in Waco with general knowledge of engineering to allow them to transfer between majors without a backdrop in credits.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is dedicated to the students.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    BSM - Baptist Student Ministries Social Work Club Gamma Betta Phi ABS- Association of Black Students CAB Student Organizations (The list goes on...)

    Great for these types of students

    It is a small Christian campus. If you are friendly, you are likely to make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have this tradition called running-man... basically, it's a big game of intense hide-and-seek with trucks and flashlights in the dark.

    Bang for the buck

    Landscaping is nice, but I feel as if most of my tuition goes toward watering the grass.

    What to do for fun

    Well, if you are looking for society's version of fun you have come to the wrong college. It's a small, quiet town and the most fun you can have is at the park or town square.

    Food and Dining

    If you are not picky you will enjoy the food. For those who prefer something other than the cafeteria head over to the sub for a grilled cheese sandwich with some fries.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm RAs are not just enforcers, but mentors! Expect to make friends upon checking in. The dorms are generally for freshman and sophomores, most upperclassmen choose to move to the on-campus apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    The grading system is slightly different. In general, don't be surprised to see that your 90 is actually considered a B.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It's one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

    In three sentences

    In all honesty, this school has been a complete blessing! The campus is small, the students are friendly, and the classes are very engaging. The cost is well worth the personal involvement this school puts into your education.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and spacious. Each are equipped with a desk and dresser.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is great. The professors really expect a lot and are willing to help.

    In three sentences

    The University is great. Small enough to be know amongst teachers and peers.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is constant police surveillance and readily access to them if needed.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports, young life, cab, and student ministries.

    Great for these types of students

    Faith informed, challenge ready and determined students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the easter pagent, multiple mission weeks and Miss. Mary Hardin- Baylor pagents. Also there are peprallies and school functions that go out through out the year.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is rather expensive to attend.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous sporting complexes here for intermurals. Many spiritual growth opportunities are available.

    Food and Dining

    Both of the food courts on campus are convenient and cheap. The food could use a little help but if you are trying to eat healthy they are a great place to go to get a good start without spending to much money.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not bad at all here. Most of the dorms are up to date. They provide activities along with campus life to make your time in the dorms memorable. They also do a great job at matching roommates that turn into life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but not impossible. Good time management will really help when it comes to your course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class the professors are more likely to help you when they know who you are. Try not to overload your self, just because you took 8 classes in high school doesn't mean you can take that many in college. Know what your resources are and how they can help you, study areas and tutoring centers are normally free.

    In three sentences

    Professors are very helpful and eager to help you. Athletics is important to this school. It is a small close knit christian school.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up, you can do it :)

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school nestled within a close knit community.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for people that don't want to get swallowed up in a larger school. Most teachers actually know you by name.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is fairly expensive compared to many in TX. But, it is a small private christian university.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, two big lakes nearby, campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food is OK.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, so I can't really answer this.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are pretty challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour. It is a small school that has a good sense of community.

    In three sentences

    This is a great small school. The teachers are wonderful too. However it is expensive.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You'll be safe!

    Greek Life

    Doesn't exist here, sadly!!

    Clubs and Activities

    a wide variety, no sororities or frats tho

    Great for these types of students

    hard working students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mmm, prayers before test and events.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lottttt of bucks involved. And work as well. However, you learn a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Attend parties, intramural sports, clubs, choir

    Food and Dining

    Hardy is reliable! As long as you are not picky. There's always cereal.

    Dorm Life

    ehh, it is quiet. You need to be sort of social to find friends to make memories with.

    Academic Rigor

    rather tough! Be ready to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! That is the first step. Next, i would get everything squared away with financial aid.

    In three sentences

    UMHB is a great school. It has a beautiful campus, great staff and many majors. Be sure to check it out it if you like small schools with one on one relationships!

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel extremely safe at school. First of all, Belton has a low crime rate. Second of all, the police staff on campus is friendly and always available. There are emergency poles located near residence halls and around campus so that in case of an emergency you can go to the pole and contact the police immediately.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life at UMHB aside from the Greek academic clubs.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus, separated by categories. There are community service organizations, like ASTRA and The Rotaract Club of UMHB. There are academic organizations like the Nurses Student Association, Delta Psi Theta (Math Club, not a fraternity), and other specific academic interest clubs. There are even special interest clubs like the Campus Activities Board, Film Cru, and the Residence Hall Association. There are also leadership clubs, such as University Ambassadors, Student Government Association, and First Year Council.

    Great for these types of students

    UMHB is really great for any kind of student in my opinion. The only students that would not be happy at UMHB are students looking forward to Greek life. UMHB has no sororities or fraternities on campus, but they make up for it with all the clubs and organizations on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a great tradition on campus called Running Man, which is a game played at nighttime and across the whole campus. We also have great campus events throughout the year, like Stunt Night, which is a night full of each class performing funny skits. There is also a Miss UMHB Pageant and a Crusader Knights contest each year.

    Bang for the buck

    UMHB is an expensive university, however, they accommodate for this by giving lots of financial aid to incoming students. The university also puts the money to good use by constantly improving the facilities students use on campus, like the new stadium and student union building being constructed that will be completed by the fall of 2013, and the new field house for athletes. The campus always looks beautiful due to a dedicated gardening staff.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of students love going to the Belton Dam and other nature parks surrounding the lake. We have a movie theatre right down the street from the school, and several malls in the surrounding area. Belton and Temple may be small cities, but you can find fun stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food when I first attended UMHB was, I'll be honest, TERRIBLE. But very shortly after my first semester there, they installed a feedback system where in the cafeteria there was a box where students could place comments on the food in a box. In just a few months, the food quality greatly increased. The SUB, which is separate has great food. And the new student union building which should be finished in the fall of 2013 will feature a Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks, or so we've been told.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! I loved the dorm I stayed in, and you have your own mini community within each dorm. The dorm directors and RA's are always really nice and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    This university prides itself on having top-notch professors who really know the material they are teaching. Not only do the professors know their subjects well, but every single professor I've ever had has taken an eager interest in the success of their students. They make themselves accessible so that you can fully learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus! When I went to take a tour, that was when I fell in love with the campus. Make sure, if you are transferring in credits, that your credits will actually go towards your intended major and that the university will accept them.

    In three sentences

    I have attended this college 2 years to date, and I love it! The campus is small enough where you don't feel lost or out of place, but big enough to where you still feel like you are part of an exclusive community. The staff on campus (teachers, faculty, etc.) are so friendly, and when accepted, I received LOTS of financial aid.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at UMHB.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! However, sometimes I miss a home cooked meal!

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the dorm my freshman year and loved it. It showed me how to be independent and also showed me my freedom. I made great friends that will be there for me even after college. The dorms were very clean. We looked after each other.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the education program. Great classes and teachers that care about the students.

    In three sentences

    Great place to get an education. Wonder instructors that care about the students. Great location.

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The main attraction of Mary Hardin-Baylor is our fantastic football program. Our football team is nationally ranked and never seems to disappoint. The campus keeps students involved in different activities including bbqs, intramurals, and campus gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    Although the main dining is not the greatest of food we do have other options around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no combined girls and guys dorms, it is strictly guys only and girls only. This may steer you away but I can say that the dorm life here is upbeat and have all kinds of things to do in order to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here may be hard but you will learn so much from the professor here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study and apply yourself in the classroom.

    In three sentences

    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is an excellent school in more ways then one. The University excels in academics and athletics, as well as being Christian-based. If you are looking for a quality education and college experience this is the university for you.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On all the tours I've been on when I was looking at colleges, I have never seen one quite as safe as the campus here. The campus police are always driving around and checking in on dorms and buildings for security purposes.

    Greek Life

    Sorry, UMHB doesn't have Greek Life on campus but there are some you can join off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Couch Cru is amazing at home football games. They sit on the visiting side of the field and support our team in the middle of the opponents' fans.

    Great for these types of students

    If you really like playing sports but can't be on the college team, intramural sports are the best thing to do. If you like volunteering around town, UMHB has a Reaching Out opportunity once every semester.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This year we've started the traditions walk where every class starts at a different location on campus and we all march together to the crusader statue in front of the stadium. We are also starting a new tradition with a dance the student body does at every home football game.

    Bang for the buck

    When I decided to make UMHB my new home, I thought it was all going to be about studying and going to church. Now that I'm here I can say that I was wrong to assume that because coming here was more than I expected it to be. There's so much to do on campus and in the community. They never run out of things for us students to get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    There's is so much to do for fun here on campus. There's FYC (First Year Council), CAB (Campus Activities Board), and BSM (Baptist Student Ministry). Each of these groups are in charge of Stunt Night, which is a homecoming tradition where students from each class put on a 10 minute show. We have the Miss MHB pageant where girls compete to win scholarship money. We also have the Cru Knights pageant for the guys. Football games are the most fun especially since we just opened our brand new football stadium. Seeing everyone there dressed in their purple, white, and gold showing school spirit really is a sight to see.

    Food and Dining

    Hardy Dining hall is where most of the students go to eat, if not off campus. Hardy has a sub station for lunch and dinner and an omelet station for breakfast. The Crusader Cafe is a great hangout spot where most of us go to study or for their Mexican dishes. We have a new sub being built that will come with a Chik-Fil-A, Starbucks, and many more accommodations.

    Dorm Life

    If you live in the dorms, get to know your room mate before attending the school, if you can. It makes the first few days living together less awkward and you will already know at least one person there. You can also plan before hand on how you want the room to be. The dorm life here at UMHB is amazingly fun. The RA's always have something for us to do to keep us from becoming stressed out about our classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I am a freshmen, my classes are well laid back and not that hard so far. The teachers are always willing to help if you have questions and the tutoring is free. I'm sure once I start taking the courses I need that goes toward my major, it will become pretty intense but nothing I couldn't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're on the edge about coming here, just say yes already! If you think Mary Hardin-Baylor is some uptight, Baptist school, you're wrong. There has been so much stuff to do here that I can hardly keep up with all the activities. If you miss an activity, there are more to follow, trust me.

    In three sentences

    Attending the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is greatest decision I have ever made. Everyone is nice and thoughtful, the professors actually care about you, plus a brand new football stadium makes it even better. My life has been so much better since I've started here at UMHB.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved in activities on campus! There are tons of fun things to do each week! :) There is also a lot of fun places to go dancing around the Temple/Belton area.

    Food and Dining

    The current food at UMHB is not great. HOWEVER, next semester we will be getting a brand new cafeteria and the food is supposed to get much better! :)

    Dorm Life

    I live in Burt Hall and I absolutely love it! It is such a great community of girls, and there is always something going on that you can participate in.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't come to college expecting it to be easy. You will have to study for your classes, but making A's is definitely possible if you put in the effort!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in things your freshman year! There are so many great clubs available, so there is something for everyone! Just be willing to step out of your comfort zone and get involved.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing university. The faculty really care about you as a person, and want to see you succeed. It is an incredibly Christ centered campus and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Participated in dorm activities. Joined the flag football team, Worked out everyday Sought out former athletic friends or high school friends community offer specials on specific days for college students

    Food and Dining

    Great food although I was trying to watch my weight and not do the Freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    Enjoyed my first semester in a private dorm then moved into a two bedroom on campus apartment. Location is a hop skip and a jump away from classes. Activities help you meet people

    Academic Rigor

    Only as hard as you make it. Do the work, ask questions and find a study partner

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the campus tour, talk to current student passing by. Ask questions after questions to become at ease. See class rooms

    In three sentences

    Excellent school to attend. Love all about school; the size, student to teacher ratio, the teachers themselves, christian atmosphere and especially the location. Campus tour-every student that passed me said hello and welcome!

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is usually available throughout the day and mostly in the night. If you feel unsafe walking around, especially at night, they will take you to your dorm in their police car. They are also prompt on acting on complaints or any other requests.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs on campus and many of them were created by students who saw a need for that type of club on campus. It is pretty easy to start a club if you really have the drive for it.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for nursing and business students.

    What to do for fun

    The campus does offer different activities to participate in during the week. There is a campus activities board that plans activities in addition to other organizations. The campus recreation center is open everyday to rent out equipment (with your school ID) and use the courts, including tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball. Other than that, you have to travel outside of town to find something, usually to Killeen, Temple, or if you are really desperate, Austin.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a lot of different places to eat on campus. The dining hall is pretty good with changing the meals and offering different foods, but it is mostly the same from week to week. There is also another fast food type of dining place on campus that offers two types of food, fried food (similar to McDonalds or Burger King) and mexican food (kind of like Taco Bell). Next semester, there will be a Starbucks and Chic-fil-a on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of dorms ranging from the tradition two person room with community baths to apartment style dorms with two roommates and a personal bath within an apartment setting with other flatmates. For the most part, dorm life is enjoyable and varies from each type of dorm setting. There are more female dorms than male dorms, but new dorms are being built to accomodate the rising student population.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes here are not extremely rigorous. Depending on the type of class you take, professors are for the most part lenient. However, there are usually difficult teachers within each type of class, so there is variety. On some occasions, there is only one teacher who teaches a particular course so you must take that teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a party school, this is not it. Alcohol is not permitted to be consumed on campus at any age, even if you are of legal drinking age. Smoking is permitted for a specific distance away from school grounds. Drugs are prohibited on campus as well. This school is a private school which means smaller class sizes. The teachers here for the most part care for their students and want to see them succeed. If you plan on becoming a nurse, this is the school for you. This school is renowned in Texas for its nursing program. UMHB spends a lot of attention on its nursing program, interpret that statement for your potential college experience here as you may.

    In three sentences

    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, or UMHB, is a school dedicated to higher standards of excellence within its institution. UMHB is also dedicated to incorporating faith into every aspect of life whether it be in academic life or social life. As they continue to expand from their small school status, they work to ensure that a student truly gets the experience of a lifetime.

  • 11/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater and other places including a near by town near the University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your responsibilities and stay active.

    In three sentences

    The Campus of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor is very beautiful. The school and its administrators do an amazing job at centering around its prospective students. The general population around the school are also helpful and kind people.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is EXTREMELY safe! The police are always patrolling and driving around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not currently in any

    Great for these types of students

    Focused, determined, athletic, care-free

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I've never attended a Christian school and it was very different but a good different. You can feel the love here! They are very big in football games also! Love them! Go cru!

    Bang for the buck

    Every issue that I had at this university was resolved in no longer than a few minutes to two days. Very efficient!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies with my husband or friends also bowling and mini golf.

    Food and Dining

    I dined off campus because I was a commuter.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus, I am a commuter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your ready to learn and don't be scared to ask questions. The teachers as well as other students love to help!

    In three sentences

    I rate the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor a 9 because most of the teachers and staff there care so much about the students success. Also, this is a great environment to learn in. This university also wants he students involved this shows me that they want you to be comfortable in your own school.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few events around campus, especially when there are sporting events happening. There are also a lot of towns (Salado, Temple, Harker Heights, etc.) within about 20 minutes drive, so there is plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    At the moment, the food is pretty terrible, at least in the cafeteria. It completely depends on the day you are there; sometimes there is something edible, sometimes you turn around and walk out. Thankfully, the sub (where they serve like hamburgers, TexMex, and that kind of stuff) is more edible. You just have to be careful not to blow through your dining dollars too quickly. There is also a smoothie bar & mini Starbucks in the gym, but again, those take dining dollars.

    Dorm Life

    There is a lot of variety within residence life. For Freshman, there are single rooms, rooms with a roommate, shared bathrooms, private bathrooms, just about everything. For Sophomores and upperclassmen, there are a lot of different apartments spread around campus, though some tend to be farther removed from the center of campus than others. The individual dorms are good about hosting events and get-togethers, so there is a strong sense of community in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Your professors have high expectations of you, but overall they are reasonable people. They tend to be understanding if you are sick, or a family emergency arises. They are more than willing to help you out if you are having a problem with their class, just don't wait until the last week of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is expensive. UMHB does a pretty good job with scholarships, but be sure to look into all financial options before committing. Also, be sure to visit. Belton is a great town, and there are some nice places around it, and you can't get that experience without being there in person. UMHB is a Christian school and we are proud. Some schools with religious affiliations only talk the talk, but we walk the walk.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school and its in a great area. It is really easy to meet the people around you, and as long as you are willing to put in some effort, its easy to form a good support system. Its a pretty quiet school, no crazy parties or drama, and everyone is nice and loves football.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's a dedicated police station in the heart of the campus, where they will help you out with anything. They will even walk you to your apartment or dorm at night if you give them a call. It's also the center for lost and found, and several times I've found my way there to reclaim my wallet. It's a pretty great system of trust.

    Greek Life

    Our campus actually doesn't have Greek Life, since it's a Private University. I think that's fine though, because it's small enough that everyone has an equal opportunity of commraderie and can still join interest groups and make friends even without the typical collegiate Greek system.

    Clubs and Activities

    UMHB has a lot of events and organizations for students to get involved with, such as a Pageant, a Drama Club, Media Creation, Freshman Clubs, ASL groups, and even a Random Acts of Kindness group that really spreads joy around campus. Some organizations change and grow from year to year, but no matter what you get involved with, the people you meet are top quality and know how to get a job done with laughter and enthusiasm.

    Great for these types of students

    Whether you like hanging out in big groups or finding a quiet spot to chill out, study, and be alone, UMHB has a place for it all! There's a really cool pond and gazeebo that is so peaceful and beautiful, as well as a library with special sections to read, talk, or study, and there's an art gallery featuring amazing student works.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since 1894, UMHB has been notoriously awesome at creating the coolest events for students. It used to be a female college, but then later integrated and decided to create a new tradition for the holidays called Stunt Night in which a whole class could create a spoof or original story and perform their skits in front of the school. Other fun traditions include Foamcoming- where the school brings out a large machine to generate foam and music - and Spring Formal, which gives students an opportunity to dance the night away like they were Seniors in high school prom again.

    Bang for the buck

    Our University has a Cru Cash system that is working with many shops and restaurants all over the city. We can go anywhere from the fancy Dead Fish Grill to Maggie Moo's Ice Cream to get discounts and specials. Some places, like Dickies BBQ and Arusha's coffee shop also may take Cru Cash as a form of payment. It's amazing how much you can do as a student in this supportive community.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many recreational things to do on campus, with three fields and a sand volleyball court to enjoy.There are concerts and shows on campus and also many special events that people can participate in. They even have crazy, fun events to get parents involved on campus, and other fun parties for prospective students.

    Food and Dining

    Hardy Hall is where the real party begins- they have every kind of food imaginable and make new dishes daily to keep students full of energy so they can focus on studying and creating connections with others.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is measured by memories shared with the amazing community in the Burt Hall dorm, where the RA's would hang out with us, and people would build blanket forts when it was cold. Even the hallways provided entertainment and community where we could create art and sing together on weeknights.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel challenged but not overwhelmed when I take any class. Teachers are willing to work with you even on their off hours so you can really learn the material. Tutoring is available as well, which really helps if there's something you don't understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend any of the programs here, whether it be nursing, education, or even graphic design. There will be many ways to connect with people and learn how to be a valuable and contributing member of society because of the dedication of the staff and faculty here. Teachers will personally talk to you and take the time to listen to your vision and give excellent advice.

    In three sentences

    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a place where everyone has an equal opportunity to excel and thrive. The campus has a lot of up to date resources and technologies available for students which really makes it easy to learn and adapt to real world situations later when people graduate. Teachers here empower students to go beyond the limits they thought they had and encourage them to explore new things, challenge themselves, and how to bring others along as well.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. There is campus security 24/7.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking to make lifelong friends and grow in their relationship with God. UMHB is a school that is very well rooted in its religion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorites is Cru Knights which is a spoof of the university's pageant, where guys just strut their stuff and have a good time and make us laugh.

    What to do for fun

    The campus seems to always have some kind of activity going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but nothing to brag about.

    Dorm Life

    everyone is really nice and friendly, but there isn;t much going on.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is challenging, yes but not impossible. And teachers are really great about working with students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really look into the school and make sure this is a place you would be happy to call home for the next four years.

    In three sentences

    A great place to meet new people. It really is an experience like no other. Education for life, experience of a lifetime.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel the campus is pretty safe from my experience. Campus police is not too far away and you there are buttons attached to posts around campus that you can press it alert them if you are ever in trouble. You can also call them from the college's app you can download. The campus is well lit at night as well.

    Greek Life

    No greek life on campus. Again- check the mission statement. It's not that kind of University.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of stuff you can get involved in if you just put yourself out there. You'll miss a lot of good opportunities if you just hangout in your dorm room all day. It is a small school so there aren't that many clubs but there is enough for at least one to interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to bond with others and get involved. Also it's great for those who want more one-on-one time with your professor to get the help you need or just to chat! There are plenty of opportunities to grow in your spiritual life as well, so for students who want to grow in their walk with Christ this is a good school to be in.

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive. They do they best to provide students with scholarships though. They can certainly work on improving things so that you can get more out of the money you spent going there but over all it's a great university and worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of open fields you can make use of. I see some people tossing footballs or if it's a nice day studying or chatting on blankets on the grass. You can make use of the rec fields or rent out a hammock and sleep on it anywhere you want on campus. There are some interesting shops downtown which is a short walking distance. A lot of people like hanging out in the sub or you can just participate in many of the activities that the college holds.

    Food and Dining

    As of right now they only have Hardy hall and the Sub- and a small Starbucks and a smoothy place in the gym. Hardy is like a buffet you use your cru card to get yourself in if you have meal plan (or you can used money you put on your card called cru cash). The food is okay though others have complained that it's much worse. They are opening a really nice new sub and it is supposed to have Starbucks and a Chick-fil-a. It's not opened yet though it supposed to open sometime this spring.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus for one semester and not the next due to financial problems. I do hope to live on campus for next year though. The dorms do their best to make the experience fun by holding parties and games. I lived in Burt and they would often times have some free food in the lobby- which is always a nice! My only problems was with costs. It's expensive, and I do think they can improve on their dorms a lot. I hope in the future they do that.

    Academic Rigor

    Not all the classes have you doing heavy duty work and have tons of expectations placed on you as a student.Though others may seem like that. Overall though, they take their academics seriously and you will learn a lot. The professors will challenge you but they will also help you the best they can to help you pass your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you to apply for all the scholarships the school has to offer and allow yourselves time to review everything the school has to offer. Since it is an expensive school, you want to make sure you will make the most of whatever they have available for you. Also, read the mission statement and rules. Don't be the kid who goes into the school and be surprised what the college expects from you. It only takes a minute or two.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SAFE!

    Greek Life

    More girls than boys... BOYS BEWARE.... there are girls who are looking for the MRS degree....

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs... but small and disorganized.... if you find a good one tell me.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to be in a christian environment.... this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Initiation- candles (very pretty)

    Bang for the buck

    EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Eh, you have to amuse yourself... I guess its fun, when you have friends... they try to put event on the school such as carnivals... but hey... its a small town... not much to do. Not many restaurant to try. Their Asian good is awful... but they have nice chicken place HA

    Food and Dining

    Eh, i give you guys 3 month tops... by that time... you would wanna move out and make your own food.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's are very personal with you... unless you don;t like that... but they do have fun events at the dorm that has free food. YUM

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said... education is not that great...

    Tips for prospective students

    Study... you are in school to study... of course enjoy being a college student, but your first job is to study.

    In three sentences

    It is a Christian School and a very high school environment I feel. The education is not the best quality, seems they need to put more money in their science department than their religion department. It is a good school to get your MRS degree.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The campus Cafe is generally poor, the quality and quantity of the food aren't worth the price but it is open all day. The cafeteria is extremely good but the hours are limited.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but from what I have seen and heard it is very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Good, helpful teachers, some are VERY hard though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the Saturday chapel. Yes it is six hours long and costs a little extra, but you only have to make it twice which opens up more time for other things. If you desire more you can still go during the week and they offer activities all the time. If you aren't interested in chapel you only have to go twice and they allow and nearly encourage you to bring homework.

    In three sentences

    Excellent colleges of business and nursing and a beautiful campus and library. There are a high number of requirements including bible survey, chapel, and fine arts experiences. All the teachers are or seem to be ready, willing, and able to help with any questions or concerns, academic, professional and even those simply about the school and campus.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school really does believe in the safety of the students and has its own police building on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs dominate the campus and there are many ways to get plugged in and involved, especially on the campus yet also on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a play day on campus where classes are cancelled for the entire day and you get to have a great time with farm animals and huge giant obstacle courses and great food. The school throws concerts every semester. You also get like a couple days off before finals in some classes

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do like go to the movies or the mall. It just depends on what your friends want to do

    Food and Dining

    I personally have not been but i heard that the food is pretty good. We will be getting a starbucks and chic fil a on campus in the fall which is exciting.

    Dorm Life

    There are many places to live with a variety of space. opportunities to build relationships in dorm rooms are great and you really do find those friends who lasts a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging however the professors are more than willing to help you achieve your goals and accomplish the tasks you have at hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, that is the main way to find out about the campus. get plugged in with the right people which on this campus is everywhere you turn. do not be afraid to challenge your life and evaluate yourself especially on campus, you will learn so much about yourself and what direction you are to be going in. More importantly make your experience worth while.

    In three sentences

    This University if an actual University that accomplishes the mission it has for its student. While getting a quality education, where you are not just a number and the professors are relational, you are also growing in your christian walk, and many opportunities to serve on and off campus are available. Finally, this school has the mission of building leaders and empowering minds and it does just that.