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Capital One Academic All-American20 Capital One Academic All-American Students

Taylor topped traditional academic powerhouses (including Stanford and MIT) with 20 Capital One Academic All-Americans Taylor University can claim what many in the world of college athletics would consider the mythical academic national championship for student-athletes across the country. Twenty Taylor student-athletes earned prestigious Capital One Academic All-America awards giving the Trojans more Academic All-Americans than any school in the country at any level.

Student PublishedWarner Press Publishes the Third and Fourth Novels Written by a Taylor Senior

Senior professional writing major Amy Green had her third and fourth novels published and released in February. A fifth book in her "Amaria's Adventures" series will come out next year to complete the set.  Her publisher is Warner Press.

Student EmmyTaylor Film Student wins a Student Emmy

The Taylor student documentary Of Another Time received a student, regional Emmy Award from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Emmy is the highest award in the television industry. A second film, also produced by Taylor Media Communication students, The Ghost of Grandma Doris, was also nominated in the category.

NASA SatelliteTaylor University Satellite Chosen for NASA Flight

A small satellite, or CubeSat, being built by Taylor University Physics and Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering students, faculty and staff members, is one of 33 such satellites chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.

US News & World ReportTaylor University Ranked Number One in U.S. News Survey for the Seventh Straight Year

For the seventh straight year, Taylor University is the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2014 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges.

 

University Recognitions & Accolades

A good way to evaluate a college is to see what others are saying.  Here you'll get a glimpse at what some of the nation's best known publications have to say about a Taylor University education.

Ranked number one midwest regional collegeChristian Colleges of DistinctionForbesWashington MonthlyThe Princeton Review

Christian Colleges of Distinction

Taylor University named to Colleges of Distinction List

Taylor University has been named to the Colleges of Distinction honor roll for 2012-2013. The list is created to show the best Christian colleges and universities in the United States. Taylor was one of only three Indiana Christian universities to make the list.

According to the list’s creators, Taylor and the other Colleges of Distinction honorees were so named because, “it excels at the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes. "

"Taylor University may be the perfect place for students who are committed to rigorous academics and dedicated to a life of service based on Christian teachings and values," said one of the site’s editors.

Forbes America's Top Colleges

Taylor University Ranked in Forbes.com Collegiate Survey

Taylor University has been listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes.com.

The survey listed 650 colleges and universities – the top 20 percent – in its rankings. Taylor was ranked 238 overall – a jump of more than 90 spots since 2009.

“The rankings, which are compiled exclusively for Forbes by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity, focus on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt,” said the editors. “They do not attempt to assess a school’s reputation, nor are they a measure of academic selectivity and we pointedly ignore any metrics that would encourage schools to engage in wasteful spending.”

“Statistical data has determined the return on investment of a college education can be anywhere from $400,000 to more than $1 million over the working career of a college graduate,” said Steve Mortland, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Taylor. “We tell our incoming freshmen students they are making a choice – not only for the next four years, but the next 40. Our graduates serve God and humankind in a variety of vocations from physicians, elected leaders and teachers to businesspeople, computer programmers, pastors and filmmakers.”

Open Doors

Taylor University Receives National Ranking In Open Doors

Taylor University has received high national rankings in Open Doors, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in association with the U.S. Department of State. In the 2010 edition, Taylor University is named in three national categories:
 
1) Institutions by Total Number of Study Abroad: Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions – Sixth

2) Leading Institutions by Short-Term Duration of Study Abroad and Institutional Type – Third

3) Institutions by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad: Top 40 Baccalaureate Institutions – Third 

 
Taylor currently has an average of 475 students traveling abroad each year in approximately 24 countries that include Australia, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ireland and Israel. 
 
“All of us at Taylor University are grateful for this honor from the Institute of International Education.  The latest Open Doors report is a wonderful external validation of Taylor’s historic commitment to global engagement and excellence,” said Dr. Eugene B. Habecker, Taylor’s president. “Our continuing goal is that increasing numbers of our students take advantage of the worldwide learning and service opportunities at Taylor that will enhance their college careers and prepare them for the global marketplace after they graduate.”
 
According to Steve Mortland, Dean of Enrollment Management, “Taylor’s commitment to intentional living and learning encourages students, faculty and staff to experience and explore the world around them. These trips are so much more than tourism, but ways that we expand our understanding of all that God has created. The experiences are not isolated to the person who travels, but are brought back to the campus and shared by the Taylor community as a whole."

Princeton Review

Taylor University A Best In The Midwest College by Princeton Review

Taylor University is one of the best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. It is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted in August on PrincetonReview.com.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We're pleased to recommend Taylor to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists." 

The 153 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review also designated 222 colleges in the Northeast, 122 in the West, and 136 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.  Collectively, the 633 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.  Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

U.S. News & World Report

Taylor University Ranked Number One in U.S. News for the Seventh Straight Year

For the seventh straight year, Taylor University is the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2014 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges.

Among the Midwest’s Best Regional Colleges, Taylor also ranked first in peer assessment score, freshman retention rate, graduation rate, and its ability to attract freshmen from the top 25% of their high school class. Taylor’s alumni giving rate was ranked second.

The rest of the top five included: Ohio Northern University, Augustana (South Dakota), Marietta College (Ohio) and Cedarville (Ohio).

“It has been gratifying once again to learn that Taylor University has been recognized by US News as the top-ranked college in its Midwest category. And we are also grateful for the high rankings that have come from other respected publications such as Forbes, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Open Doors,” said Taylor president, Dr. Eugene B. Habecker.

“While these rankings imperfectly reflect any institution, we believe they nevertheless provide some external validation of the great educative work of our faculty and staff as we equip students to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth throughout the world, no matter their vocational calling. Ultimately, the greatest measure of our success is displayed through the faithful service in multiple vocations of our more than 20,000 committed, Christ-following alumni hard at work serving around the world.  Thanks be to God.”

A complete list of the U.S. News and World Report rankings is available online.

About Taylor University: Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Ind. The 2014 U.S. News and World Report survey America's Best Colleges ranked Taylor the number one Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges. It marked Taylor's seventh straight top ranking and 17th straight year to be ranked in the region's top three.

Taylor University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

U.S. News and World Report does not sponsor or endorse Taylor University's products or services.

Washington Monthly

Taylor University Ranked 14th Nationally by Washington Monthly

Taylor University is ranked 14th nationally among 352 baccalaureate colleges in Washington Monthly's 2012 baccalaureate college rankings.

The ranking the latest recognition received by Taylor and comes on the heels of high rankings in Princeton Review and Forbes, and the sixth consecutive number one Midwest ranking by U.S. News. Washington Monthly’s rankings stand in contrast to other surveys in that their system rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service.

Taylor finished 10th in the Bachelors to PhD rank, 19th in the Peace Corps rank, and 35th in the category Community service participation and hours served.