Euler Science Complex Theme - Sustaining a Legacy of Discovery

Distinctive Students

“We are called to glorify God with our talents. We have very bright, well-rounded, sharp, enthusiastic mission-minded students. I like to work with students like that…they are willing to be mentored one-on-one.”  - Dr. Hank Voss, professor of Engineering and Physics

Taylor students are distinctive because they are committed. As one of the few “discipleship” universities, students must demonstrate a commitment to following Christ. They are talented—bright and eager to learn and other-oriented; that is, they live in an intentional community while also ministering locally and globally. And there is an unusually high percentage of students majoring in science-related areas — 17% of 2012 majors for the 2011-2012 school year (undergraduate and graduate).

In recent years, alumni from Taylor’s chemistry department have enjoyed a 99% placement rate in the nation’s most prestigious medical schools, including four currently enrolled at Mayo Clinic Medical School. Taylor’s computer science and engineering students, recruited by the nation’s top companies, also work with Wycliffe Bible Translators to update language survey software that aids Bible translation. In recent years, Taylor finished first in Indiana’s intercollegiate math competition, besting top schools such as Purdue, Rose-Hulman, Ball State University, Butler University, Wabash College, the University of Indianapolis and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Nearly one-fifth of Taylor students are pursuing careers in areas that require degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, physics and mathematics. The average SAT score of these students is more than 100 points higher than the average for all other students. These top students significantly influence Taylor’s academic strength and attract like-minded students.

Troy Tomasik Taylor Alumnus

Troy Tomasik ‘09, Chemistry/Business major
Tiergan Technologies, his start-up business, won the Evansville New Venture Creation Competition while he was a sophomore at Taylor. He will be pursuing his MBA at Harvard. Click to read more…

Rebecca Chow Taylor Alumna

Becky (Chow ’09) Hoesli, Biology/Pre-Med major. “As I reflect on the past four years, I am amazed at all that God has accomplished in what seemed to be such a short time…” Click to read about Becky

 
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Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Indiana. 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. Beyond being named the number one Baccalaureate College in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, Taylor’s science program is one of the premier programs among Christian colleges and universities throughout the United States. The Euler Science Complex – opened fall semester of 2012 — was built to pursue LEED gold specifications and houses many sustainability features that allow for more innovative research, teaching and learning by faculty and students. Taylor University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).