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