Taylor University's Profile

Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a coeducational, non-denominational 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. Our campus is five miles east of I-69, 50 miles south of Fort Wayne, and 70 miles north of Indianapolis. Click for a map to campus.


Traditional Undergraduate Enrollment

  • 1,890 students from 43 states and 30 foreign countries
  • 38% from Indiana
  • 57% female, 43% male
  • 17% minority students
  • 7% international students
  • 87% age 21 or under
  • 99% under age 25

Freshman Admissions

  • 3.7 average high school GPA
  • SAT Math 550 average, 480–620 range of middle 50%
  • SAT Critical Reading 560 average, 470–630 range of middle 50%
  • ACT Composite 25 average, 22–29 range of middle 50%
  • 38% in top 10% of high school class
  • 80% of 1,775 students applying were accepted

Distance Learning Enrollment

  • 243 students, unduplicated count

Graduate Enrollment

  • 39 graduate students
  • 132 Transition to Teaching & Special Education students


Global engagement and service is at the core of the Taylor experience. This year, 460 students earned credit while participating in 32 programs in 34 countries. Students also earned credit in service-learning or cross-cultural programs as short-term missionaries to U.S. cities. In the latest Open Doors survey, Taylor University ranked #2 in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad for baccalaureate colleges.


119 degree programs at the undergraduate level:

  • 46 majors in the Bachelor of Arts
  • 60 majors in the Bachelor of Science
  • 3 majors in the Bachelor of Music
  • 1 major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 4 majors in Associate of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development
  • Masters of Business Administration (Lithuania program)

Popular Fields

Currently, 33% of undergraduate students major in Business, Kinesiology, or Computer Science & Engineering. Another 23% study Communication; Art, Film and Media, or Elementary Education. Other popular majors are Psychology and Biology.

Class Sizes

  • 60% with fewer than 20 students
  • 36% with 20-49 students

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Academic Calendar: 4-1-4


Full-Time Instructional Faculty: 131

  • 100% report a meaningful relationship with God
  • 97% of full-time regular faculty have earned the highest degree in their field
  • 66% of ranked faculty are tenured

Student Life Experience 

  • Taylor's Lighthouse program is in its 44th year of sending students abroad to learn and build their faith through global service.
  • Taylor is home to the first campus chapter of Mu Kappa, now celebrating its 29th year.

Athletics Program


According to the most recent NSSE Student Survey:

  • 90% would attend Taylor again.

According to the 2016 Alumni Survey:

  • 81% report weekly participation in church-related activities.

20% of living alumni contributed financially in 2015-2016.


According to the 2016 Parent Survey:

  • 96% would support their student’s choice to attend Taylor again.