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Taylor University was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest evangelical Christian colleges in USA. It was initially known as the Fort Wayne College which merged with the Fort Wayne College of Medicine in 1890 and became the Taylor University. It moved to the 250-acres campus in Upland, Indiana in 1893. It now operates a separate campus in Fort Wayne. Taylor University's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 800 students every year, with the Student Enrolment representing over 20 states and more than 5 countries.

Taylor University Upland offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate majors through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • School of Professional and Graduate Studies
The athletics department of Taylor University Upland fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Trojans, the teams participate NCAA Division III level.

Profile of Taylor University

Taylor University is found in Upland, IN. Upland is a town not particularly near any major cities. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Interdenominational identity. Taylor University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.

Course Topics

Taylor University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music and education and teaching.

Taylor University Selectivity

Admission to Taylor University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 660.


Taylor University maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 879 in 2007 at Taylor University.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Taylor University has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Taylor University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Central College Conference and Mid-States Football Association. Taylor University offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Taylor University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching96elementary school teaching, social studies teaching, math teaching, English teaching, art education, science teaching, music teaching, Spanish teaching, . . .
Business and Management69business management, marketing, international business, finance, accounting, managerial economics
Liberal Arts49English, history, international relations, sociology, political science, liberal arts and humanities, Spanish language, geography, . . .
Therapy and Counselling45psychology
Religion and Philosophy41bible studies, religious education, philosophy
Science28biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences, ecology, geology, chemistry courses
Media23communication studies, mass communication, media studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18exercise science, sports and fitness management, health and fitness, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science, computer engineering, computer support, information science
Family and Social Work12social work
Design9design and applied arts
Engineering5engineering physics, environmental engineering
Art Studies4art studies
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Taylor University

Taylor University

236 W Reade Ave

Upland, IN 46989-1001

General Phone: (765) 998-2751


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