Small-Town Charm in the Big City: 3 Reasons Why Tyndale University Makes the Grade

Some students love the hustle and bustle of big city living, while others crave the tight-knit community of a small town. If you’re one of the many caught in the middle, you might want to add Tyndale University College & Seminary to your to-apply list.

This small Christian university in Toronto, ON offers its students the best of both worlds – a close-knit campus community that’s less than an hour away from the downtown core of Canada’s largest city.

Curious about what Tyndale could offer you? On top of the fact that they’re giving away $6,000 in free tuition on Campus Rankings, here are the top three things we love about this school’s undergraduate experience.

1. Great sense of community

While big-city schools aren’t always known for having a strong sense of community, Tyndale definitely bucks the trend. For one, its small student population means it’s really easy to get to know everyone. There are also a ton of ways to get involved.

If you choose to live in residence, you can take part in Tuesday night hall and All-Rez events to connect with other students. Whether you live on or off campus, Tyndale’s many athletic teams and extracurricular clubs are great for meeting students with similar interests. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to join the community in worship at one of their many weekly chapel services.

This Tyndale student sums it up best: “Tyndale definitely has school spirit and you can see that in the students. Since it is quite a small university, it is not hard to get pulled into the charm of the people here and it really is a nice place to go to school. People of all ages, races, and abilities are included in everything we do here.”

2. Easy access to downtown Toronto

Located in the north of Toronto at Bayview and Steeles, the surrounding Tyndale community has a lot to offer all on its own. The school is walking distance to great shopping, restaurants, and banks. It’s also extremely accessible by public transit – the closest bus stop is just a 2-minute walk away from the main campus.

However, if you’re interested in exploring more of the city and checking out Toronto’s many diverse neighbourhoods and attractions, you’re in luck. You can get from the Tyndale campus to downtown Toronto in about an hour.

And you don’t even have to take our word for it. Here’s what one Tyndale student had to say about living (and getting around) the city: “Toronto is an amazing city and downtown is easily accessible by public transportation. There is always something fun and exciting going on that students can participate in at low cost.”

3. Approachable professors and alumni

While campus involvement is a big part of the undergrad experience, we know there’s a lot more to #unilife than making friends and joining clubs. Fortunately, Tyndale is also highly regarded for its academic programs.

You won’t ever feel like just a number at this school. The university’s average class size is 22, which is pretty much on par with most high schools. As one student says, “professors are constantly at arms reach and are always willing to help.”

The school also has an active and well-connected alumni community. Former students are eager to help current students launch their careers in their chosen industry. Says another current student: “We sometimes have alumni speak about their experiences after Tyndale and it is amazing to hear about everything they have achieved.”

In short, when you enroll at Tyndale, you get way more than just an education – you become part of a warm, vibrant and diverse community, all united under a single purpose. And we think that’s pretty amazing.

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