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Why Taylor?

Choosing the right college for you is a major life decision. Where you spend these years will, without a doubt, shape you and have a significant impact on your life’s direction.

Taylor University is a unique place. Anyone who visits here notices that there’s something special about the place, people, academic approach, and the way we do life together.

This “something unique” is far from a new thing. For 175 years, Taylor has stood strong in its liberal arts education roots of developing servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need.

That mission is woven, or integrated, into everything that happens here. With 100% of students, faculty, and staff professing a desire to follow Jesus Christ, we have a common ground that allows us to elevate the conversation of everything we do, from how students live in residence halls to how they learn in the classroom.

Those opportunities aren't wasted. It’s how we’re able to live in an intentional community, community on purpose, where faith and learning are thoroughly integrated.

Here on Purpose

Chapel Done Differently

You’ll see it in Rediger Chapel every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: attendance isn’t monitored but chapel services are regularly filled to capacity. Students worshiping together, seeking God together, and growing in faith together.

Faculty Mentorship That Shapes Your Academic Experience

You’ll see it in faculty mentorship: faculty go out of their way to direct students to internship opportunities, research experiences, study abroad semesters, leadership positions, and more.

Residence Life That Speaks to Your Whole Life

You’ll realize the value of having students from all classes live together in residence halls, places where lifelong friendships are formed in a healthy community.

You’ll see this purposeful approach most strongly in academics: 100+ degrees and programs that are designed to prepare students for more than just their first job out of college. Instead, you’ll be ready for your entire career because you’ll learn skills that will help you flex and adapt as the workplace evolves.

And those are only a few examples.

We believe that everything that happens at Taylor, happens on purpose. We even see our small-town location as a benefit: students get to explore their creative sides as they put on amazingly fun events and activities on campus that have become long-standing traditions.

Your Purpose

God has made you for a unique purpose: to love Him, love people, and make His name known. By engaging with Scripture, prayer, and seeking the wise counsel of trusted brothers and sisters in Christ, you’ll be well on your way to entering adulthood, ready to serve Him. Taylor University provides a place for you to purposefully explore that calling.

Let’s take that next step today.

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