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Academics

Taylor University is a Christian university in Indiana, delivering a unique liberal arts education that incorporates ethics, stewardship, faith, awareness, and responsibility into a cross-disciplinary curriculum. The Foundation Core is s series of requirements that allows the more than two thousand undergraduate students to develop a “big picture” view of how the different disciplines influence one another, and students often complement it with a semester spent studying abroad in China, Ecuador, or Ireland, with several January term opportunities available as well. “Many people [here] come from many different places in the world,” and there is “a very strong sense of self value pushed on the students.”

Professors are “great and teach everything that they have to teach correctly and smoothly,” and classes are “a great way to learn new stuff.” “Nice teachers and wonderful learning,” sums up a student. “You have to work hard for what you want,” but this small school has plenty of resources and “at the end of the day if you need something just ask someone.” The faculty also “makes sure their students are good and caught up academically so they can succeed.”

Student Body

“Around here it’s like everyone knows everyone,” and indeed, many students knew each other growing up. “We have some fights and things but most of the time it's good here,” says a student. “There are a lot of creative students,” and most students at Taylor “are very energetic” and “are helpful and very nice.” All students, faculty, and staff sign the Life Together Covenant, which is a pledge of shared faith that identifies the expectations for Taylor community living, and residence halls (each with its own traditions) are not divided by class years to promote this unity. Most everyone here is considered “generous and helpful.”

Campus Life

“Life at school is always definitely surprising. You never know what could happen,” says a student. Students hang out in “the Commons and the lunch rooms,” and “students are usually on their phone or doing their work or talking to friends in [the] hallways.” The Student Activities Council sponsors “fun activities, like dances, and sport games,” as well as traditions like the Cardboard Boat Regatta, in which students must make it across Taylor Lake on a boat they crafted using only cardboard, plastic sheets, and duct tape, or Nostalgia Night, when students perform songs from before the graduating class was born. The school band is a popular extracurricular activity, as is attending basketball games, as students “have a lot of school spirit and support our school by going to games and doing fundraisers.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Morgan Riessen
Coordinator of Visit Services

Address
Office of Admissions
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989

Phone
765-998-5560

Email
admissions@taylor.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
Kesler Student Activities Center
Rediger Chapel and Auditorium
Euler Science Complex
Zondervan Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ivanhoe's Diner
Muncie- 25 minutes south
Ft. Wayne- 45 minutes north
Indianapolis- 1 hour south
Marion

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F, Sat by appt.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
765-998-5560

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Daily, by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
It is helpful if you have already completed the athletic interest form from the athletic website.

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@taylor.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
2 nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport, 2 hours south of Taylor, and Fort Wayne International Airport, 1 hour north of Taylor campus. Shuttle services to and from the airports are available by van or car.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north: Take I-69 south to Exit 259. Turn east and follow SR 22 through Upland. Upland campus is about a mile south of town on the west side of the road. From the south: Take I-69 north to SR 26. Turn east and follow to Upland and Taylor's campus. From the west: Follow SR 26 east into Upland. The campus is 7 miles west of Hartford City. From the east: Take SR 18 west to SR 5. Turn south and go to SR 22. Follow SR 22 through Upland. The campus is about a mile south of town on the west side of the road.

Local Accommodations
The three closest hotels (10 minutes drive) are located off of I-69 (Exit 159) on Hwy 22 in Gas City. Best Western (765-998-2331) has a pool and workout room, and offers a continental breakfast, and Super 8 (765-998-6800) is located across the street and offers more basic service. Holiday Inn Express is on the west side of I-69 (765-674-6664). Also, 5 miles north of Gas City, at exit 164, is Days Inn (765-664-5840).

Admissions

Applicants: 2,341
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Average HS GPA: 3.78







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