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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Taylor is a highly rated private, non-denominational university located in Upland, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,846 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Taylor acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Exercise Physiology, Elementary Education, and Psychology. Graduating 82% of students, Taylor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
236 W Reade Ave
Upland, IN 46989
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association

Taylor University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

TU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1300
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,382/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,838/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,846Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
321
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Friendly Christian hipster
    27%
  • Christian Hipster
    24%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • College Students who desire learning with God
    11%
  • Christian Prep
    8%
  • Christian
    3%
  • Fake
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Integration of faith and learning
    63%
  • Intentional community
    22%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Intimate
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Taylor University Reviews

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Taylor University is a family. You will find a great dorm environment no matter where you live and everyone is always nice. Instead of students looking down at their phones on the way to class, people always are looking up and smile and say hello to each other. The professors are wonderful too! They look out for their students and genuinely care for them. They offer opportunities for students to get real life experiences and put in effort to the student’s spiritual life.
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Taylor University was overall good. From an academic standpoint, which is the main reason I attended, I have no complaints! Excellent professors that showed care and investment in their students, especially within my major (Exercise Science). Being a minority student on campus truly is a very different experience than what the majority culture would probably say about their experience though.
The community at Taylor is unlike any other school you will go to! There are facutly, professors and staff that geniunly care about you and want nothing but the best for you. You will make that best friends of your life, and participate in some good, clean fun! You will grow mentally and spiritually over your time at Taylor. It is a truley priceless experience!