About Taylor University

Founded in 1846, Taylor University. is a Private college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,131 full time undergraduate students, and 39 full time graduate students.

The Taylor University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 131 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Taylor University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate79%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range950-1250
ACT Range22-29

Admissions at TU are considered Less Selective, with ,37% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 72% were in the top quarter, and 44% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Taylor University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
53%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
87%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
60%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
73%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
27%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
53%
“We know about current events and vote”
47%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
87%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
7%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
60%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
73%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
27%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Taylor University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    70 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    52 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    71 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    71 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    71 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    71 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    71 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    71 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Taylor University?

17 Students rated Taylor University

Lindi

I have really enjoyed my time at Taylor! The professors are great and are very genuine and intentional. Classes are challenging and I feel that they are adequately preparing me for my career. There are a lot of clubs and extracurricular activities to be involved in, no matter what your hobbies and passions are. Taylor has a great sense of community and even though we are located in a small town we find ways to have fun.

Lakeisha

Overall the professors really care about their students and encourage them to think critically about their beliefs and current events that may be going on. There's a lot to do on and off campus for being in a small town. The faculty encourages students to get involved in the community and to not stay in the Private Christian University.

Lauren

TU is a very unique school. It has its ups and downs, but it is not for everyone. Since the school is located in Upland, Indiana (in the middle of nowhere), there is not much to do in the area. Also, there is a great amount of stereotyping at this school that is very hard to avoid.

Makayla

This is a great environment to learn how to live your life as a Christian and how to apply this lifestyle in a professional working environment. We are encouraged to explore who God created us to be and become our true selves with many friends and mentors who are always willing to listen and embark on this journey with you.

Taylor University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Taylor University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Taylor University is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When I started college, I met so many people. I learned everyone's name and memorized all the faces, but I had a very difficult time getting past the surface. I didn't know how. About half way through the school year, I figured out why. I didn't know myself. Because of this past year of college, I improved myself in a few different ways. I not only made myself a better person by gaining more knowlege, but I was able to learn about myself. Because of this, I've been able to dig past the surface. I have those special friends that will help me through the next three years to help me push to do my best at everything I try and to make it through my goals for a brighter future.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Taylor University is probably the lack of stores and restraunts close by. The nearest Walmart is half an hour away and you have to have a car to get there.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are less motivated than myself but still bright, intelligent, diversified students who, in general, are appreciative of thier opportunity to study at Taylor.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    We are very unique because, as I said earlier, we are very focused on community. We have all kinds of events on campus that help bring the students together, like the Silent Night basketball game, MyGen, and more. We also do alot of activities with our floors and wings. For example, my floor, third English, has an event every year called Broomball. If you're not familiar with any of these events, you should definitely look into them.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I would suggest Taylor to a conservative person that enjoys spending time doing homework. Don't come here for sports. If you enjoy hanging out with the guys or girls on your floor, there's plenty of that here. You won't feel alone.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    the community. People actually love each other and keep each other accountable and pray for each other. The students care about each other.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It gets cold during the winter, so pack on the layers. The cold leads to some of the best and most fondest memories though too.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Your shouldn't attend this school if you like to party, and drink or do any drugs. Taylor tends to be fairly conservative, and therefore is kind of like a bubble. If you are used to the big city life, the surrounding cornfields may not interest you.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Taylor University is very community-oriented, provides a lot of activities, and has strict academic regulations, but it is too restrictive in some areas, especially in the areas of social dancing and alcohol consumption.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It was ranked #1 in the U.S. News & World Report and has high standards. Also, the employment rate after graduation is among some of the highest in the nation. The classes are small and the professors friendly and helpful.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    One of the greatest things about Taylor University is the sense of community. Now, after going through all the orientation and attending Taylor for a year, this has been drilled into me and may seem a bit cliche. But that does not make it untrue. After being at Taylor for a year, I can honestly say that I feel that I am a part of the community.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Having to walk across the campus in order to get to my classes.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    No, and this is the most annoying stereotype. It completely ruins making friends that happen to be female. This one is somewhat true. A good amount of students do in fact meet and marry their spouse while at Taylor. Not true (for the most part)

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Professors will know every one of their students' names within 2 weeks of class. I'ts great because you can go in during office hours and they will personally help you out. They even keep track of your progress on a personal level. Favorite class: COS 104 (intro to computer science, everyone takes it, it's like a crash course in sound, video, web editing, and basic programming, it's a ton of fun with friends in the class) Least favorite class: Calc 2. Did not see eye to eye with the professor and things got hazy. Students often study about 14 hours a week. Class participation is welcomed and very common. Taylor students have occasional intellectual conversations outside of class, but usually it's avoided. Students usually aren't competitive academically. Most unique class: Foundations of Christian Thought. The prof. is ridiculously smart and brings about a lot of theological questions that open students' minds to things they never realized before. I can and have spend a lot of time outside of class with my professors, because they are welcoming and recommend meeting with them. The academic requirements are tough, but reachable. Taylor's education is geared toward having their graduates be well-learned, self aware Christians. Taylor is trying to prepare their students for the world after they graduate, whether a student is looking for a career, or looking for a way to use their life to serve the Lord (such ass missions or pastoral work).

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Taylor students become very involved with activities. I am not a part of any organizations, but I know a lot of people who are, and they thoroughly enjoy it. 99% of all dorm rooms are either open or unlocked at any time of the day/night. This is because of our "Community" aspect. We all get to know every single person on our wing, as well as become socially comfortable with those people. I have only heard once or twice where someone got an iPod or money stolen from their rooms, and that was when a group of non-students visited. Students trust their neighbors, and it's a great feeling when the majority of the rooms on a wing are open and welcoming. Athletic events are sporadic in popularity. Like I said, a lot of fans can show one game, and the next would have barely any fans. Guest speakers usually come and speak at Chapel, in which the majority of students attend already. The dating scene can either be awesome or awkward, I feel like it's a coin toss. The social "norms" of dating at Taylor make it very hard to casually court someone. It is nothing like the real world of dating. I met my closest friends through class and by living on the same wing as them. This is the usual way Taylor students meet their "besties." If i'm awake at 2am on a Tuesday I'm either playing video games with a friend or hanging out in the hallway. People do not party often. Any kind of partying (including legal) is prohibited by Taylors LTC. There is an underground group of people who do party, but I feel like this group of people do not ever reach more than 40 people. No frats, no sororities. Non-drinking activities is what the majority of students partake in during the weekend. These things include wing events, pick-a-dates (big groups of guy/girls hang out somewhere), go see a movie, play music, stargazing or hit up Ivanhoes (the local ice cream shop).

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Anytime a guy is seen hanging out or studying with a girl on campus, word instantly spreads that they are interested in each other. Students go to Taylor to find their spouse. There even is a pseudo-joke for Senior guys to get a "Ring by Spring," as in, they "should" pop the question in their final spring semester. Single Taylor guys are always looking for a girlfriend.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Best thing about Taylor: Community. It seems like it is practically impossible to find a perfect group of friends. If you don't get along with people on your wing it's not a horrible thing, it's very easy to meet new people on campus. One thing I would change: The Life Together Covenant (LTC). This is a contract every student is required to sign at the beginning of every fall semester. It's pretty much the rule book. There are a few rules I would want to change, such as: no dancing, no tobacco even if you're 18 and no drinking even if you're 21. I feel like these rules are over-restricting our freedoms. I can understand that Taylor is a private Christian University, but I feel like the students are mature enough to make their own decisions in whether to partake in those activities or not. Taylor has around 1900 students in a given school year. I feel like it's a little too small for me. Yet then again, I have met or heard about almost every student, which reminds me of how my high school was. Some people love the size of Taylor while others hate it. I'm personally apathetic about it. When I tell people I go to Taylor, the majority of them say they have never heard of it. I spend the most time on campus in my hall. The guys that live in my building are amazing, and it's great to be able to walk into almost any room and just hang out with anyone. That's the beauty of out "Community." Taylor is located in Upland, Indiana. This small town consists of an ice cream shop, about four gas stations, a general store, and a subway. We are about 10 minutes of cornfields from any other town. To see a movie or go bowling, we have to drive about a half an hour. No comment about the administration. No recent controversies. School pride fluctuates with the sport. Sometimes there are a lot of fans at games, sometimes the stands are less than half-full. Something unusual about Taylor: As far as I know, we are the only private religious school that does not require the students to attend chapel during the week or church on Sundays. One experience that I'll always remember is Silent Night. This is where almost every student dresses in sleepwear and goes to a basketball game in December. Our entire side of the bleachers stay completely silent until our team scores our 10th point, in which we all explode in cheers and screaming. We don't stop screaming, standing or cheering for the rest of the game. After the game, we all go to a Christmas party in our dining commons. The night altogether is extremely fun Most common Taylor student complaint: The rules regarding the visiting hours of girls in guys dorms and guys in girl dorms. A lot of students feel that we should have more nights to visit, and later nights on the weekends.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

2,131

Total Undergrad Enrollment

39

Total Grad Students

56%

Out-Of-State

39%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

87

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

70%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Taylor University receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$31,472

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$8,845

Room and Board

41,317

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,522
$30 - $48K
$21,450
$48 - $75K
$20,637
$75 - $110K
$25,914
$110K & UP
$27,579

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