Taylor University was founded as Fort Wayne Female College in Fort Wayne, IN in 1846 and is one of the oldest evangelical Christian colleges in the country. This private, 4-year school went co-ed in 1850 and became Fort Wayne College. In 1890 it was renamed Taylor University, named for Methodist Bishop William Taylor. In 1893, the campus was moved to Upland, IN – a small “college town” located 75 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The sprawling 950 campus offers a large arboretum and much in the way of ‘green space.’ Between the library and the music center stands Rice Bell Tower, a unique feature standing over 70 feet tall, chimes hourly during the day, plays seasonal music three times a day (weekdays) and the school song after football games. Notable alumni include singer Geoff Moore.