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Taylor University

Upland, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

Taylor University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Taylor University. Taylor University admitted 75% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,099 applications received in 2023, 1,566 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Taylor University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Taylor University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Taylor University's admissions stats.

Taylor University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32%
Mean SAT Score 1200
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
Waitlist No

Taylor University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Taylor University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 December 20
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Considering Applying Early to Taylor University?

Taylor University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Taylor University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Taylor University Admissions

Transferring to Taylor University

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Taylor University

Taylor University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Taylor University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Taylor University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Taylor University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Taylor University for more information on admission factors.

Taylor University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Taylor University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Taylor University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Taylor University?

Students admitted to Taylor University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At Taylor University 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Taylor University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 41.3%
3.75 and 3.99 26.1%
3.50 and 3.74 14.2%
3.25 and 3.49 10.4%
3.00 and 3.24 3.3%
2.50 and 2.9 3.9%
2.00 and 2.49 0.8%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Taylor University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Taylor University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 61% of Taylor University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Taylor University?

To be competitive with other Taylor University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1100 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Taylor University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Taylor University student is 1200.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Taylor University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Taylor University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at Taylor University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Taylor University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Taylor University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Taylor University

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Taylor University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Taylor University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Taylor University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Taylor University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Taylor University.

Does Taylor University accept transfer credits?

✅ Taylor University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Taylor University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Taylor University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Taylor University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Taylor University?

❌ No, Taylor University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Taylor University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Taylor University is 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Taylor University?

❌ Taylor University does not offer early decision.

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Taylor University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Taylor University? Taylor University is a somewhat selective institution. The Taylor University acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.


Taylor University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Taylor University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1310


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1100 to 1310


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Taylor University students is 1200. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Taylor University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Taylor University.

Taylor University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Taylor University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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