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Academics

Taylor University, a nondenominational Christian school, is "a small, rural campus that strongly emphasizes community," much to the students' satisfaction. Undergrads here agree that professors, administrators, and their fellow classmates bond to create a nurturing atmosphere in which to study the world from a religious perspective. The faculty, students tell us, "are incredible people. They make themselves available and accessible to their students. They are deeply concerned with their students' well-being as well as their understanding for their class. If a professor senses that you are having difficulty in class, they are more than willing to set aside time to help you." Similarly, the administration "is great. It is always possible to get in touch with any of the administrators if you need to talk to them. They are very understanding and care for their students." Most of all, students appreciate how "most courses emphasize the text and Christian faith. The integration of faith and learning creates for an exciting aspect of class. Taylor challenges students academically and spiritually." According to some, Taylor's nondenominational status "is our biggest strength and our biggest weakness. It is our strength in that we get people from every church denomination worshiping together in unity. It is our weakness in that no one single denomination supports us financially."

Student Body

Students at Taylor are proud of the fact that their "very ambitious and usually well-rounded" classmates "are very friendly. Everyone says ‘Hi' to each other on the sidewalks and you get to recognizing people after a while." The friendliness, most agree, is a function of the school's size; writes one, "The student body is relatively small so you can't hide from others. It forces you to talk with others even if you aren't in the mood." Some feel that "there tends to be too many of the same type of student at Taylor—perfectionist, preppy, well-off financially." Notes one student, "Our school could definitely stand more diversity. We have very few international students and very few minority groups represented." Students happily tolerate a lack of diversity in one area; reports one, "We share a common bond in Christ, which opens us up to one another."

Campus Life

By nearly all accounts, Taylor students enjoy the wholesome social life one would expect of undergraduates at a devout faith-based institution. Writes a typical student, "The wild parties that a lot of college students talk about don't happen here. And contrary to belief, we like the standard that we live by. We like the fact that we can go out, have a ton of fun, and actually be able to remember what we did the next day." Students note that "we are in the middle of a cornfield, so getting off campus means going 20 to 30 minutes away. Events on campus include "all-night movie marathons, prayer & praises, coffee houses, and a Monopoly tournament." "Chapel services are excellent and well-attended even though attendance is based on an honor system. The Life Together Covenant (LTC) plays a key role in the life of the students. The LTC lays out the Christian community guidelines, which are expected to be followed. It is a type of honor code." Students tell us that "dorm life is the heartbeat of the campus. Because of our isolated location, community life thrives. Hanging out in each others rooms and playing video games are common week night activities."

Overview

Applicants
1,775
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

58%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 610

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

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
12.6:1
Total Faculty
204
with Terminal Degree
143

130
Men
74
Women
10
Minority
7
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

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

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • 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
  • 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 Clinical Sciences

  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health

  • 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
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

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

  • 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

  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


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

Rollin Ford
EVP & CIO for Walmart Stores, Inc.

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

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
Mar 10
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,748

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,757

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,771

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,411

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

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,640
Required Fees
$245
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$3,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,385
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
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,131
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

1.05%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.66%
Asian
3.49%
African-American
3.65%
Hispanic
82.78%
Caucasian
5.76%
International

57% female
43% male
59% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
89%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

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
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

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

48% participate in intramural sports
16% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Trojans)
9 Sports

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

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

Student Services


Sustainability


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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
21

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

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.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

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
stdayton@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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