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Taylor University Overview

Located in Upland, Indiana, Taylor University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Upland is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Taylor University Known For?

488 Undergraduate Awards
$32,474 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Taylor U have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Taylor U.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Taylor U student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Taylor University Rankings

Taylor U holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Taylor U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Taylor U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts College Factual
#31 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#48 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#60 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#75 Best Value Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual

Where Is Taylor University?

Location of Taylor University

Contact details for Taylor U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 236 W Reade Ave, Upland, IN 46989-1001
Phone: 765-998-2751
Website: https://www.taylor.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tayloruniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tayloru

How Do I Get Into Taylor U?

You can apply to Taylor U online at: https://www.taylor.edu/how-to-apply/

Admission Requirements for Taylor U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Taylor U?

87% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
Taylor U has the high acceptance rate of 87%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Taylor U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 515 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Taylor University  ( 530 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Taylor University  ( 515 to 640 )
200
800
Taylor U received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 31. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Taylor University  ( 22 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Taylor University  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Taylor University  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Taylor University?

$32,474 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Taylor U is $32,474. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Taylor U, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,410 a year. That adds up to $25,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Taylor U is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Taylor University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,799 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,147 undergraduate students at Taylor U, with 1,799 being full-time and 348 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Taylor U

There are also 26 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,799 full-time undergraduates at Taylor U, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Taylor U

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Taylor University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Taylor U Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 47
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 79
White 1,498
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 31

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Taylor University. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at Taylor U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Bahamas, and China.

Online Learning at Taylor University

266 Took All Classes Online
284 Took At Least One Class Online
6.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 284 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Taylor U has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 35th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Taylor U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Taylor University was 6.7%. This is the #1,554 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Taylor U regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Taylor U majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biblical Studies 50%
English Language & Literature 24%
Public Administration & Social Service 29%
Theology & Religious Vocations 25%
Writing Studies 47%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Taylor U ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Taylor U.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Writing Studies #47
Biblical Studies #53
English Language & Literature #76
Theology & Religious Vocations #120
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #328
Liberal Arts General Studies #328

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Taylor University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 37 0 37
Business Administration & Management 0 36 1 37
General Psychology 0 32 0 32
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 30 0 30
General Biology 0 26 0 26
Marketing 0 26 0 26
Computer Science 0 24 0 24
Accounting 0 18 0 18
Finance & Financial Management 0 18 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 18 0 18
Writing Studies 0 17 0 17
Educational Administration 0 0 16 16
Social Work 0 16 0 16
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 15 0 15
Communication & Media Studies 0 13 0 13
General Engineering 0 11 0 11
Political Science & Government 0 11 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 0 10 0 10
Biblical Studies 0 10 0 10
Public Health 0 9 0 9
General English Literature 0 8 0 8
Health & Physical Education 0 8 0 8
International Relations & National Security 0 8 0 8
Chemistry 0 7 0 7
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 7 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 6 0 6
Music 0 6 0 6
History 0 5 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 0 5
General Education 0 4 0 4
Journalism 0 3 0 3
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 3 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 3
Religious Education 0 3 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 2 0 2
Computer Engineering 0 2 0 2
Romance Languages 0 2 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 2 0 2
Sustainability Science 0 2 0 2
Sociology 0 2 0 2
Sociology & Anthropology 0 2 0 2
International Business 0 1 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 1
Computer Information Systems 0 1 0 1
Information Technology 0 1 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 1
Physics 0 1 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 1 0 1
Human Services 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 487 17 505

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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