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Taylor University is a rather small, private institution located in the town of Upland, Indiana, and is affiliated with an Christian interdenominational organization. The school is home to over 2,000 undergraduate students and approximately 50 graduate and part-time professional students. The students are able to take courses in both the liberal arts and sciences as well as preprofessional studies. The school offers broad majors in the areas of biological science, (which includes a unique program in environmental biology) business, (a large and popular program including majors as diverse as banking and finances as well as sports management) communications and the arts, (home to a wonderful journalism program) computer and physical science, education, (which has a hard to find program in athletic training as well as Christian education) engineering and environmental design, health professions, (which only has a major in health science) as well as the social sciences. Taylor University offers its students a fairly wide variety of majors in both the liberal arts and sciences as well as preprofessional studies, however, some of the most popular with students include majors in the areas of computer science, environmental science, engineering physics, business, as well as education.
Admission to Taylor University is extremely competitive among the few students who apply; the applicants tend to come from a pool of very intelligent, very academically successful students. Last year, over 1,300 students applied for admission to the school and approximately 1,100 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 470 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming Fall semester. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1100 to 1200, and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 26 to 32. Additionally, more than 80% of those admitted were ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about a 3.8.
Taylor University has a very manageable student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and most students agree that the small class sizes are one of the best facets of attending the school. Professors also get high marks from their students in terms of accessibility and willingness to help students out when they may need it.
The Social Scene
The town of Upland is actually not much of a town; it’s located in a very rural area about 70 miles outside of the city of Indianapolis. Consequently, it doesn’t really offer students much in the way of entertainment. However, most students own cars, and often drive into Indianapolis on the weekends to take advantage of its more lucrative social offerings. Taylor University doesn’t have any fraternities or sororities, but most students seem to prefer it that way. The school does boast over 100 student run groups and organizations in which students are very active; they run the gamut from an opera company to a pep band.
The dating scene isn’t particularly diverse, but we hear the school has quite a few lookers...
“I really love the people here; even the administration is really personable and does the best they can to make sure everything runs smoothly for you.”
“The classes are great because they’re so small. You really get a chance to have your voice heard in discussions.”
“The dorms are quite sizable and really nice; you actually have some room to spare!”
“We are in the middle of nowhere, and there’s nothing to do except cow-tipping.”
“There is absolutely no party scene here; things are pretty dull on campus.”
“If you don’t have a car, life is really boring.”
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