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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.”

Overview

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

GPA Breakdown

58%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 660
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.8:1
Total Faculty
207
with Terminal Degree
148

132
Men
75
Women
12
Minority
9
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
75%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • American Government and Politics (United States).
  • Geography.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
  • Religious Education.
  • Youth Ministry.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Diploma
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Daniel Wolgemuth
President, Youth for Christ

Jim Gordon
CEO, Gordon Food Service

Paige C. Cunningham
Executive Director, Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

Stephen Johnson
Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

John Fellowes
President and CEO, Fellowes Brands

Bruce Bond
CEO, Innovator Capital Management

Chris Holtmann
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Ohio State University

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
75%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 15
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,639

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,545

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,280

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,009

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,616

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,050
Required Fees
$255
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,720
Transportation for Commuters
$0

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,148
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

2.56%
Asian
3.38%
African-American
4.31%
Hispanic
83.26%
Caucasian
4.74%
International

55% female
45% male
45% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
90%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Enrichment Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Scott Gaier

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Students must show documentation from a licensed professional.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Students must show documentation from a licensed professional.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
2

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
2

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
23

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

52% participate in intramural sports
21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Trojans)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Trojans)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability

64/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, and Lenovo. Also, HP through an agreement with the State of Indiana and with other vendors through an Independent Colleges of Indiana agreement.

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).


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