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Want the scoop on Taylor University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Taylor U offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Taylor University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Taylor University was awarded 5 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

Taylor U landed the #414 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Taylor U held the #428 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 44 colleges in Indiana, Taylor U is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Taylor U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Taylor University is 87%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Taylor U is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Taylor U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 515 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Taylor University  ( 530 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Taylor University  ( 515 to 640 )
Taylor U received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Taylor University  ( 22 to 29 )

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Taylor University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Taylor University, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Taylor University is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Taylor University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Taylor University has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Taylor U for first-time, full-time students is 71%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Taylor University.

Good Overall Diversity at Taylor U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,110 undergraduates at Taylor U with 1,840 being full-time and 270 being part-time.

Taylor U Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Taylor U is 64.55 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  64.55 out of 100
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How Much Does Taylor University Cost?

The overall average net price of Taylor U is $24,525. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Taylor U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,322 $17,540 $22,446 $25,098 $28,683

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Taylor U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Taylor U, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,475 a year. That adds up to $29,900 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Taylor U is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Taylor U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Taylor U make around $38,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Taylor University make the most money.

Location of Taylor University

Taylor University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Upland, Indiana. Upland is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Taylor University

Contact details for Taylor U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 236 W Reade Ave, Upland, IN 46989-1001
Phone: 765-998-2751

Taylor University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Taylor University. Of these students, 415 received undergraduate degrees and 19 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 31 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29 $37,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 26 $34,500
General Psychology 25 NA
General Biology 22 NA
Marketing 18 NA
Finance & Financial Management 17 NA
Business Administration & Management 16 $45,100
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 15 $29,900
Political Science & Government 14 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Taylor University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Taylor U

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 284 students took at least one online class at Taylor University. This is a decrease from the 350 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 284 266
2016-2017 350 224
2015-2016 247 247
2014-2015 242 215
2013-2014 219 210

Learn more about online learning at Taylor University.

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