Taylor University's Profile

Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a coeducational, interdenominational 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

  • 1,893 students from 42 states and 30 foreign countries
  • 37% from Indiana
  • 55% female, 45% male
  • 13% minority students
  • 5% international students
  • 89% age 21 or under
  • 99% under age 25

Freshman Admissions

  • 3.7 average high school GPA
  • SAT Math 560 average, 500-630 range of middle 50%
  • SAT Critical Reading 570 average, 490-630 range of middle 50%
  • ACT Composite 26 average, 24-30 range of middle 50%
  • 34% in top 10% of high school class
  • 88% of 1,496 students applying were accepted

Distance Learning Enrollment

  • 210 students, unduplicated count

Graduate Enrollment

  • 113 students


Global engagement and service is at the core of the Taylor experience. This year, 463 students earned credit while participating in 32 programs in 38 countries. Students also earned credit in service-learning or cross-cultural programs as short-term missionaries to U.S. cities.


115 degree programs at the undergraduate level:

  • 47 majors in the Bachelor of Arts
  • 62 majors in the Bachelor of Science
  • 2 majors in the Bachelor of Music
  • 4 majors in Associate of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (online)
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development

Popular Fields

Currently, 36% of undergraduate students major in the areas of Business, Kinesiology, Elementary Education or Biology. Other popular majors are Media Communication, Psychology, Biblical Literature, Christian Education Ministries, Philosophy, and Computer Science and Engineering.

Class Sizes

  • 61% with fewer than 20 students
  • 34% with 20-49 students

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Academic Calendar: 4-1-4


Full Time Instructional Faculty: 128

  • 100% report a meaningful relationship with God
  • 98% of full-time regular faculty have earned the highest degree in their field
  • 64% of ranked faculty are tenured

Student Life Experience 

  • Taylor's Lighthouse program is in its 42nd 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 27th year.

Athletics Program


According to the 2014 NSSE Student Survey:

  • 90% would attend Taylor again.

According to the 2014 Alumni Survey:

  • 22% contributed financially in 2013-2014.
  • 88% report weekly participation in church-related activities.


According to the 2014 Parent Survey:

  • 93% would support their student’s choice to attend Taylor again.