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Taylor University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1846
Affiliation: Christian interdenominational
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,854
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $51,174,000
Admissions Address

236 W. Reade Avenue
Upland, IN 46989-1002



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Steve Mortland
Admissions office telephone: (765) 998-5134
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: December 20
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $50 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 4
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Required
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 86%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 89%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 81%
Total applicants: 1,529
Total acceptances: 1,319
Total freshman enrollment: 494
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 70%
Male applicants: 640
Male acceptances: 551
Male freshman enrollment: 226
Female applicants: 889
Female acceptances: 768
Female freshman enrollment: 268
Out-of-state freshmen: 72%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 75%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 65%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 665
Math: 520 – 670
Combined: 1030 – 1335

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 17.5% 14.5%
600-699 29.0% 38.0%
500-599 34.0% 28.0%
400-499 18.0% 17.0%
300-399 1.0% 2.5%
200-299 0.5% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 64%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 31
Math: 23 – 29
Composite: 23 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 29.0% 35.0% 24.0%
24-29 44.0% 42.0% 46.0%
18-23 26.0% 21.0% 23.0%
12-17 1.0% 2.0% 7.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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