Huntington University
Huntington, IN, USA

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Huntington University
3.77 Average Rating

Justin from Fort Wayne, IN

accepted here and planning to attend soon
6 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Huntington is a nationally recognized Christian University and it is ranked very highly by many different polls. FORBES. com lists Huntington University in it's TOP 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. Huntington has a variety of different classes and many different majors to choose from, helping students broaden their horizons and see what all there is out there.
Will enjoy being here
The different housing arrangements are a very unique thing at Huntington University. The people on your floor are the people you know best and there are many competitions held between different floors and sometimes even full dorms will compete against other dorms.
Bang for the buck
Huntington University is expensive but it is very much worth the money because you will not have another experience like it. Going to a private Christian university will help you understand your faith while learning material towards your career too. Huntington has many different scholarships and grants they offer to help ease the cost for students.
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Fable

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I can't in good conscience rate Huntington with five stars, simply because it has a lot of things that could be improved. The classes tend to be hit or miss, depending on the department. Programs that are weaker in this school (based on the experience of majors, as well as myself): music, english (again, very hit or miss with this one), broadcasting (not because this is a bad program, but because this program is probably going to go under soon due to poor financial support), spanish (you can only get a minor now because so few people were in the major). There are other weak programs, but these tend to be main ones.

Programs that are very strong according to students: religious studies, social work, missionary work, history (I have never heard anything bad about any of our history professors), philosophy, psychology.

Huntington also offers some majors that are harder to find in a liberal college which may be of interest: Film, animation, nursing, space science.

The thing that this school has going for it is the professors. Most of them are very knowledgeable about their topics of interest and very excited about teaching it. Regardless of their teaching ability, every one of them is easy to get along with. Although it is sometimes difficult to contact professors, most of them post office hours and respond quickly to emails if you have questions or comments. And because the classes are small (the largest class I have had thus far was a lecture class of maybe 50 people, many classes have less than 30 students in attendance), the professors know their students on an individual basis, something you won't get at larger schools.
Am enjoying being here
I have some issues with the organizational skills of this school, so I can't give it a five rating in enjoyment. I can't tell you how many times I have had to resolve an issue with tuition payments or loans, or really a number of other things. The administration seems to have a hard time communicating amongst itself, and so many students experience the frustrations of trying to fix errors because two administrative offices have poor communication with each other.

However, I do enjoy the people. Many of them are genuinely kind and want to help you out. Members of the dining commons staff, as well as secretaries in various buildings, are known for being incredibly nice. They often give you a cheery hello when they see you, and they take the time to remember your name. Most of my favorite moments at this school involves the people that I see on a daily basis.
Bang for the buck
Make no mistakes, this school is very expensive. I recommend visiting the school to meet with the professors in your department before signing up. That way you can get a feel for how your department is going to be. I came to this school because I liked the professors in my department.

If you want to major in music studies, I really recommend that you go elsewhere. That is the department that I hear the most complaints about from people who have come here with some history in music.

For those of you interested in a technical field, your money will probably be well worth it. This school has a very nice science facility, several available computer labs, a fitness/sports center, theater, and a lot of film/animation equipment. I can only assume that the Nursing and fitness majors also have a pretty well-equipped area for themselves as well.

Tips for prospective students
If you can, visit the school beforehand. It helps on the decision making process. I also hear that staying the night is very helpful to quite a few people, because it gives you an idea about what dorm life and the Huntington community is like.

Unless you need a cheap textbook which is easier to grab from the school bookstore, almost anywhere else is cheaper for textbooks. Although they are starting to do rental books now, so if you can, try to get a rental if you must get books from the bookstore. Otherwise, amazon, chegg, half price, and a number of other book places are much cheaper.

Check in with your roommate ahead of time, so that you guys don't both bring TVs and refrigerators. It helps save space for everything else you probably want to bring.

If you like decorating, go ahead and bring decorations. Fun decorations are always enjoyed by people in dorms, especially the girl dorms.

Always check to make sure your financial aid awards have been applied. Some scholarships require your school to send a letter proving that you are a student before the school can receive the money. Our school doesn't send out this letter automatically, you have to request for them to send it. Sometimes more than once. Make sure your funds are in order.

While laptops are nice, you don't necessarily NEED to have a computer, so if you can't afford one don't fret too much. This campus has several available computer labs (with printers and scanners).
Great for these types of students
Though this school may offer something for you if you aren't Christian, this school does have a very religious atmosphere. Some people might not enjoy that if they don't share Christian beliefs.
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Stephanie from Columbia City, IN

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The material is challenging, but not overwhelming. The professors are all very knowledgeable and truly desire to help students understand the material. Professors are always willing to answer questions in class, through e-mail, or during a one-on-one meeting. Free tutoring is also offered through the learning center if you desire additional guidance. The professors also make it a point to teach you how their discipline relates to the Christian worldview and how their subject has an impact on whatever you do throughout your life.
Am enjoying being here
Campus activities abound and the brotherly/sisterly love of Christ surrounds every aspect of campus life. Nearly every weekend the college hosts an event and there are multiple clubs and activities to fit every type of personality. Floor worship and floor outings frequently present opportunities to go out, have fun, and spend some time with your sisters in Christ. Brother/sister floor events, including worship, bonfires and eating out together is an awesome way to experience Christ's love and support through having fun and worshiping Him.
Bang for the buck
Although it is more expensive than a state school, Huntington University offers scholarships and on-campus jobs to help defer the cost. There are many advantages of going here, even if it costs more than other schools. The small class sizes allow the professors to get to know you, makes it easier for you to ask questions during class, and offers a more personal approach to learning. Huntington University offers many free events for students, including concerts, study breaks at the President's house, tournaments, bonfires/hayrides and guest speakers. They also host discussion panels on issues relevant to college students (gay marriage, the 14th amendment, relationships, etc.), and many service opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
Spend the night. When I spent the night here and experienced the sincerity of the student's love of Christ, and, consequentially, their Christly love for one another, which I did not experience any other place I visited, that I knew this is where I belong.

Also, never be afraid to ask a question. Whether it is about the campus lifestyle, the teachers, or the food, the only way to determine which college is for you is to visit and ask questions!
Great for these types of students
Though athiests and other religious sectors are welcome here, the lifestyle is centered around Christian values.

Anyone who wants to have good, clean fun while developing their intellect and discovering who God made you to be.
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Sonya from Quincy, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Attending class is the easiest part of my day. Professors make class interesting, and I want to be there.
Am enjoying being here
Huntington University offers a Christian college experience like no other university I visited. You can feel the difference on campus the first time you visit. Students are friendly and truly care about each other as individuals and support each other while trying to be salt and light for Him. Professors are tangible intellectuals making sure all students succeed and perform to the best of their ability. Chapel services offer spiritual growth opportunities while campus activities are always being planned to keep students interacting and enjoying campus life. Visit and see if HU is 4 U! =)
Bang for the buck
HU is expensive, but well worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Visit. Once you step foot on campus, you will know if this is where God wants you to be.
Great for these types of students
Do you go to a high school full of people unlike you? Do you suffer ridicule and are ostracized for your Christian beliefs? Do you want to freely be yourself and share the love and life Jesus has given you? Then check out HU! It just might B4u! =)
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