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Academics

Taylor University, a nondenominational Christian school, is "a small, rural campus that strongly emphasizes community," much to the students' satisfaction. Undergrads here agree that professors, administrators, and their fellow classmates bond to create a nurturing atmosphere in which to study the world from a religious perspective. The faculty, students tell us, "are incredible people. They make themselves available and accessible to their students. They are deeply concerned with their students' well-being as well as their understanding for their class. If a professor senses that you are having difficulty in class, they are more than willing to set aside time to help you." Similarly, the administration "is great. It is always possible to get in touch with any of the administrators if you need to talk to them. They are very understanding and care for their students." Most of all, students appreciate how "most courses emphasize the text and Christian faith. The integration of faith and learning creates for an exciting aspect of class. Taylor challenges students academically and spiritually." According to some, Taylor's nondenominational status "is our biggest strength and our biggest weakness. It is our strength in that we get people from every church denomination worshiping together in unity. It is our weakness in that no one single denomination supports us financially."

Student Body

Students at Taylor are proud of the fact that their "very ambitious and usually well-rounded" classmates "are very friendly. Everyone says ‘Hi' to each other on the sidewalks and you get to recognizing people after a while." The friendliness, most agree, is a function of the school's size; writes one, "The student body is relatively small so you can't hide from others. It forces you to talk with others even if you aren't in the mood." Some feel that "there tends to be too many of the same type of student at Taylor—perfectionist, preppy, well-off financially." Notes one student, "Our school could definitely stand more diversity. We have very few international students and very few minority groups represented." Students happily tolerate a lack of diversity in one area; reports one, "We share a common bond in Christ, which opens us up to one another."

Campus Life

By nearly all accounts, Taylor students enjoy the wholesome social life one would expect of undergraduates at a devout faith-based institution. Writes a typical student, "The wild parties that a lot of college students talk about don't happen here. And contrary to belief, we like the standard that we live by. We like the fact that we can go out, have a ton of fun, and actually be able to remember what we did the next day." Students note that "we are in the middle of a cornfield, so getting off campus means going 20 to 30 minutes away. Events on campus include "all-night movie marathons, prayer & praises, coffee houses, and a Monopoly tournament." "Chapel services are excellent and well-attended even though attendance is based on an honor system. The Life Together Covenant (LTC) plays a key role in the life of the students. The LTC lays out the Christian community guidelines, which are expected to be followed. It is a type of honor code." Students tell us that "dorm life is the heartbeat of the campus. Because of our isolated location, community life thrives. Hanging out in each others rooms and playing video games are common week night activities."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Morgan Riessen
Coordinator of Visit Services

Address
Office of Admissions
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989

Phone
765-998-5560

Email
admissions@taylor.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
LaRita R. Boren Campus Center
Kesler Student Activities Center
Rediger Chapel and Auditorium
Euler Science Complex
Zondervan Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ivanhoe's Diner
Muncie- 25 minutes south
Ft. Wayne- 45 minutes north
Indianapolis- 1 hour south
Marion

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F, Sat by appt.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
765-998-5560

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Daily, by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
It is helpful if you have already completed the athletic interest form from the athletic website.

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@taylor.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
2 nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport, 2 hours south of Taylor, and Fort Wayne International Airport, 1 hour north of Taylor campus. Shuttle services to and from the airports are available by van or car.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north: Take I-69 south to Exit 259. Turn east and follow SR 22 through Upland. Upland campus is about a mile south of town on the west side of the road. From the south: Take I-69 north to SR 26. Turn east and follow to Upland and Taylor's campus. From the west: Follow SR 26 east into Upland. The campus is 7 miles west of Hartford City. From the east: Take SR 18 west to SR 5. Turn south and go to SR 22. Follow SR 22 through Upland. The campus is about a mile south of town on the west side of the road.

Local Accommodations
The three closest hotels (10 minutes drive) are located off of I-69 (Exit 159) on Hwy 22 in Gas City. Best Western (765-998-2331) has a pool and workout room, and offers a continental breakfast, and Super 8 (765-998-6800) is located across the street and offers more basic service. Holiday Inn Express is on the west side of I-69 (765-674-6664). Also, 5 miles north of Gas City, at exit 164, is Days Inn (765-664-5840).

Admissions

Applicants: 2,165
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Average HS GPA: 3.78







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