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Taylor University is a coeducational, interdenominational Christian liberal arts college located in the U.S. state of Indiana. It was accredited in 1947 by the Higher Education Commission of the North Central Association and was admitted to the Academic Quality Improvement Program in 2004.


- For the fourth year in a row, Taylor University is rated the No. 1 Midwest University in the category Best Regional Colleges in the 2011 U.S.News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges. Taylor was the only Indiana-based school to achieve a number one university-wide ranking. It was also one of only two Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) member institutions to achieve a number one ranking - regionally or nationally. Among the Midwest's Best Regional Colleges, Taylor was ranked 1st for peer assessment, average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate, and ability to attract freshmen in the top 25% of their high school class and 3rd for average alumni giving. Taylor University was also ranked in an additional America's Best Colleges list - A Strong Commitment to Teaching.

- The University has been listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes.com. It was ranked 273rd overall. Other Indiana schools ranked in the survey included Ball State University, Goshen College, Huntington University and Purdue University.

- It was named "Best Midwestern College" in The Princeton Review's "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region". The 152 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its Best in the Midwest list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

- The University is rated the No. 3 Baccalaureate College in the United States according to the college ranking guide published by Washington Monthly (2010).

- Taylor University is one of the most competitive colleges. It was selected to appear in the 16th edition of Peterson's Competitive Colleges.