Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Indiana. Our students – 1,913 traditional undergraduate, 101 graduate and 238 online – study in an intentional Christian community where they are challenged to integrate their faith and learning in an environment of relentless spiritual and intellectual discovery.
Taylor also has two masters programs including our Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development (MAHE).
Our online program offers a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA), and various concentrations with associate of arts in Justice Administration (AAJA) and Liberal Arts (AALA). Taylor Online also offers a graduate level program for those who want to Transition to Teaching.
Whole Person, Whole World: Taylor's Approach
Distinctive Students: Of our incoming freshmen, 37% were in the top 10% of their high school classes. We developed the Honors Guild to continue to challenge our traditional undergraduate students to a higher calling.
The Taylor community is committed to spiritual growth and service through discipleship, our student life, and our local and global services.
- Discipleship: Discipleship is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it's filling the Rediger Auditorium for chapel services three times a week even though attendance isn't monitored, a professor meeting outside of class to help students, living together in our residences halls, participating in a January Term mission trip, or simply meeting a peer at the Dining Commons for a meal – living life in a community as a committed body of Christ is what discipleship and the Taylor Towel are all about.
- Student Life: From Airband and Silent Night to the arts and club and intramural athletics, our student-run organizations offer many opportunities to help all of our students get connected, have fun, and serve with and for others.
- Local and Global Service: Through our Taylor World Outreach program, Taylor hosts many programs and events in order to engage and serve our local and global communities. This includes our Carpenter's Hands Ministry, Community Outreach, Youth Conference, Lighthouse trips, Spring Break Missions and many more.
Our campus is continually growing to keep up with the needs of our student body:
- The Euler Science Complex, $41.4 million project, opened during the fall semester of 2012. Among many innovative features, the Complex uses geothermal heating and cooling and adds 30 sophisticated classrooms and labs in addition to the existing Nussbaum Science building.
- The Eichling Aquatics Wing is a $1.4 million addition to the south side of the Kesler Student Activities Center. Opened in January 2011, this addition includes a new full-length, two-lane exercise pool as well as additional classroom and office spaces for the growing Exercise Science Program.
- The Media Communication Department is upgrading their equipment and labs to standards comparable to the top ranked programs in the nation. Recently, we added 2 RED Epic cameras, the same type of camera used by Peter Jackson on The Hobbit.
- Breuninger Hall opened fall of 2013, providing a new space for 150 students to build traditions. This project followed the opening of Wolgemuth Hall, built to accommodate almost 100 upperclassmen.
While we encourage you to learn more about us on our website, please feel free to visit campus so we can learn more about you!