Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a coeducational, interdenominational Christian liberal arts college where faith, living and learning are integrated. The mission of Taylor University is to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need.
Taylor University is located on a 952-acre campus in Upland, Indiana, which is situated five miles east of I-60, 50 miles south of Fort Wayne, and 70 miles north of Indianapolis. Click for a map to campus.
Traditional Undergraduate Enrollment
- 1,919 students from 42 states and 27 foreign countries
- 37% from Indiana
- 56% female, 44% male
- 12% minority students
- 5% international students
- 87% age 21 or under
- 98% under age 25
- 3.7 average high school GPA
- 560 SAT Writing, 580 SAT Math
- 27 ACT Composite
- 44% in top 10% of high school class
- 84% of 1,787 students applying were accepted
Distance Learning Enrollment
- 321 students, unduplicated count
- 124 students
Global engagement and service is at the core of the Taylor experience. This year, 527 students earned credit while participating in 35 programs in 40 countries. Students also earned credit in service learning or cross cultural programs as short-term missionaries to U.S. cities.
107 degree programs at the undergraduate level:
- 47 majors in the Bachelor of Arts
- 61 majors in the Bachelor of Science
- 2 majors in the Bachelor of Music
- 4 majors in Associate of Arts
- Bachelors of Business Administration (online)
- 3 degree programs at the graduate level
Most Popular Majors
Currently 16% of undergraduate students major in either Elementary Education or Biology. Fastest growing departments are Business, Education, Biology and Physical Education and Human Performance.
- 61% with fewer than 20 students
- 35% with 20-49 students
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Academic Calendar: 4-1-4
Full Time Instructional Faculty: 134
- 100% report a meaningful relationship with God
- 94% of full time regular faculty have earned the highest degree in their field
- 62% of ranked faculty are tenured
Campus Life Experience
- Taylor Lighthouse is in its 40th year of sending students abroad to learn and build their faith through global service
- Taylor students, faculty and staff annually volunteer more than 47,000 hours of community service locally
- Taylor students, faculty and staff annually volunteer more than 17,000 hours of global community service
- Taylor is home of the first campus chapter of Mu Kappa, now celebrating its 25th year
- Member of the NAIA
- 16 men's and women's sports
- Over 1559 (duplicated count) men and women participated in intramurals an lacrosse or equestrian club teams last year
According to the 2012 Alumni Survey:
- 89% say they would attend Taylor again.
- 24% of alumni contributed financially in 2011-2012.
- 88% report weekly participation in church-related activities.
According to the 2012 Parent Survey:
- 97% would support their student’s choice to attend Taylor again.
- 98% were satisfied with major field courses and instruction.
- 95% were satisfied with general education courses and instruction.