Taylor University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Taylor University Tower
Taylor University Tower. Andyrowell94 / Wikimedia Commons

Admissions at Taylor University are not highly competitive; with an acceptance rate of 85%, the large majority of applicants are admitted each year. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation, and a personal statement. Students are encouraged to visit the campus to see if it would be a good fit for them.

Admissions Data (2016):

Taylor University Description:

Taylor University is a private interdenominational evangelical university located in Upland, Indiana, a small town located less than an hour from Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. For several years, Taylor has been ranked #1 among Midwest regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and the university has done well in other rankings as well. The university's bell tower pictured above signifies the school's integration of faith and learning. Academics at Taylor are supported by a healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

On the academic front, education and psychology are the most popular fields among undergraduates. Outside of the classroom, students can join a range of clubs and activities, ranging from arts groups to academic honor societies, to recreational sports. In athletics, the Taylor University Trojans compete NAIA Mid-Central College Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,170 (2,131 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,472
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,845
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $43,517

Taylor University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,489
    • Loans: $7,117

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Bible Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Eduction, Media Communication, Psychology, Religious Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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