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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Taylor U has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Taylor University?
Contact details for Taylor U are given below.
|Address:||236 W Reade Ave, Upland, IN 46989-1001|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Taylor U?
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.
Can I Afford Taylor University?
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
There are also 28 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,846 full-time undergraduates at Taylor U, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Taylor University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||67|
|Hispanic or Latino||70|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Taylor U has changed over the last few years.
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|
|English Language & Literature||24%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||29%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||25%|
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|
|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.
*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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