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Taylor University

Upland, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Taylor University

Taylor University Overview

Taylor University is a private, religious school in a rural setting in Upland, Indiana. Taylor University was founded in 1846 and the school presently has around 2,110 students per year, which includes 2,076 undergraduates. Taylor University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,742 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 83% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Taylor University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Taylor University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Taylor University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Taylor University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Taylor University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Taylor University on the Student Life page.

2022 Taylor University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 76%
Tuition $37,176
Percent of Need Met 82.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $27,788

Is Taylor University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Taylor University offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Taylor University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Taylor University. The acceptance rate at Taylor University is 70%. Last year, 2,177 students applied to Taylor University and 1,526 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Taylor University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 89% of students who start at Taylor University return the next year. Taylor University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 78%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Taylor University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 79% of graduates from Taylor University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Taylor University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Taylor University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Taylor University's endowment was valued at $122.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Taylor University spends about $10,772 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Taylor University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Taylor University meets 82.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,788 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $24,096 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Taylor University.

Based on this information, is Taylor University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Taylor University a good school for you?

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Where is Taylor University?

Taylor University is located in the rural setting of Upland, Indiana, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

If you would like to see Taylor University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Upland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fort Wayne International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Taylor University and Upland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Taylor University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Taylor University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Taylor University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Taylor University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1283


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

Taylor University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Taylor University is like? There are approximately 2,110 students enrolled at Taylor University, including 2,076 undergraduate students and 34 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 44% percent are from IN and 56% percent of students are from other states.


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