Taylor University's Profile

Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a coeducational, non-denominational Christian liberal arts college where faith, living and learning are integrated. The mission of Taylor University is to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need.


Taylor University is located on a 952-acre campus in Upland, Indiana. Our campus is five miles east of I-69, 50 miles south of Fort Wayne, and 70 miles north of Indianapolis. Click for a map to campus.


Traditional Undergraduate Enrollment

  • 1892 students from 45 states and 36 foreign countries
  • 40% from Indiana
  • 55% female, 45% males
  • 16% minority students
  • 5% international students
  • 88% age 21 or under
  • 99% under age 25

Freshman Admissions

  • 3.85 average high school GPA
  • SAT Math 580 average, 520–640 range of middle 50%
  • SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 595 average, 540–650 range of middle 50%
  • ACT Composite 26 average, 22–29 range of middle 50%
  • 35% in top 10% of high school class
  • 87% of 1,673 students applying were accepted

Distance Learning Enrollment

  • 218 students, unduplicated count

Graduate Enrollment

  • 41 graduate students
  • 124 Transition to Teaching & Mild Intervention licensure students


Global engagement and service is at the core of the Taylor experience. Last year, 453 students earned credit while participating in 32 programs in 35 countries. Students also earned credit in service-learning or cross-cultural programs as short-term missionaries to U.S. cities. In the latest Open Doors survey, Taylor University ranked 6th in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad for baccalaureate colleges, 4th in the nation for baccalaureate colleges for short-term duration trips.


119 degree programs at the undergraduate level:

  • 45 majors in the Bachelor of Arts
  • 61 majors in the Bachelor of Science
  • 3 majors in the Bachelor of Music
  • 1 major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 4 majors in Associate of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development
  • Masters of Business Administration (Lithuania program)

Popular Fields

Currently, 31% of undergraduate students major in Business, Art, Film & Media, and Kinesiology. Another 25% major in Communication, Education, Computer Science & Engineering, and Biology.

Class Sizes

  • 58% with fewer than 20 students
  • 37% with 20-49 students

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Academic Calendar: 4-1-4


Full-Time Instructional Faculty: 133

  • 100% report a meaningful relationship with God
  • 88% of full-time regular faculty have earned the highest degree in their field
  • 62% of ranked faculty are tenured

Student Life Experience 

  • Taylor's Lighthouse program is in its 45th year of sending students abroad to learn and build their faith through global service.
  • Taylor is home to the first campus chapter of Mu Kappa, now celebrating its 30th year.

Athletics Program


According to the most recent NSSE Student Survey:

  • 89.5% of seniors and 89% of first year students would attend Taylor again.

According to the 2017 NSSE:

  • 80% report weekly participation in church-related activities.

20% of living alumni contributed financially in 2015-2016.


According to the 2017 Parent Survey:

  • 97% would support their student’s choice to attend Taylor again.