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Taylor University's Profile

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. 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

  • 1,913 students from 41 states and 37 foreign countries
  • 36% from Indiana
  • 55% female, 45% male
  • 13% minority students
  • 6% international students
  • 87% age 21 or under
  • 98% under age 25

Freshman Admissions

  • 3.7 average high school GPA
  • SAT Math 580 average, 510-650 range of middle 50%
  • SAT Critical Reading 590 average, 510-660 range of middle 50%
  • ACT Composite 27 average, 25-30 range of middle 50%
  • 37% in top 10% of high school class
  • 88% of 1,637 students applying were accepted

Distance Learning Enrollment

  • 238 students, unduplicated count

Graduate Enrollment

  • 101 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:

  • 45 majors in the Bachelor of Arts
  • 60 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

Fastest Growing Fields

Currently, 29% of undergraduate students major in the areas of Business, Elementary Education or Biology. Our fastest growing majors are Biology, Exercise Science and Accounting.

Class Sizes

  • 63% with fewer than 20 students
  • 32% with 20-49 students

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Academic Calendar: 4-1-4


Full Time Instructional Faculty: 129

  • 100% report a meaningful relationship with God
  • 97% of full-time regular faculty have earned the highest degree in their field
  • 65% of ranked faculty are tenured

Student Life Experience 

  • Taylor's Lighthouse program is in its 41st 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 to the first campus chapter of Mu Kappa, now celebrating its 26th year.

Athletics Program


According to the 2013 Alumni Survey:

  • 89% would attend Taylor again.
  • 22% contributed financially in 2012-2013.
  • 85% report weekly participation in church-related activities.


According to the 2013 Parent Survey:

  • 95% would support their student’s choice to attend Taylor again.
  • 97% were satisfied with major field courses and instruction.
  • 95% were satisfied with general education courses and instruction.