#10 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Taylor University

Upland, Indiana

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Taylor University overview
Location Upland, Indiana
Online taylor.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Interdenominational
Taylor University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Taylor University, established in 1846, is a private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts college located in Upland, Indiana, approximately 70 miles north of Indianapolis. The university is characterized by its suburban setting and picturesque campus, which features a blend of traditional and modern architectural styles. Taylor is known for offering a wide range of undergraduate programs, with particularly strong emphasis on its education, business, and exercise science majors. Housing options include residence halls and on-campus apartments, with a commitment to fostering a residential campus experience. While Taylor maintains a competitive application process, it's known for a holistic approach to admissions. The institution does not have an athletic program that is widely recognized for intercollegiate success, thus placing the focus predominantly on its academic offerings and campus life.

In the most recent statistical year 2,099 prospective students applied, and 1,566 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 521 enrolled in the school.  1,747 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 474 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,176 plus fees of $300. Taylor University is ranked 351 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Taylor University is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Taylor University overview
SAT 1090/1310
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.87

Applications Accepted

Taylor University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Taylor University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $11,058
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$52,034

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Taylor University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Education 12%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 9%
Psychology 9%
English and Literature 8%

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