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Transylvania University

  • Lexington, KY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 1,081
    total students
  • $32,010 | $32,010
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 82%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 576
    sat math
  • 586
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

The Lexington Advantage

Unlike most top liberal arts colleges, Transylvania is in the heart of a progressive and dynamic metropolitan area rich in social, cultural, volunteer, and internship opportunities. Students are just steps away from unique restaurants, exciting shopping districts, community farmers' markets, and venues for the arts. With more than 300,000 residents and 30,000 college students, Lexington was ranked as the 25th Best City in America by "Businessweek" and the Best City for Finding a Job by "Forbes Magazine."

Speak Up and Be Heard

At Transylvania, students are individuals in the classroom, not just numbers. Nearly 50% of classes have 10 or fewer students. Small classes give students chances to work one-on-one with their professors, to ask in-depth questions, and to receive personal, detailed explanations.

The highly qualified professors have chosen to teach at Transylvania because of its collaborative, cross-disciplinary atmosphere. They encourage students to ask questions and express their viewpointsand take personal interest in students' individual successes. And, thanks to the school's size, professors are easily accessible outside of the classroom. Transylvania professors empower graduates to develop life-long habits of critical thinking, exploration, and intellectual discussion, all equipping them to become valuable leaders.

The Liberal Arts: Defined

A liberal arts education helps students make connections between ideas that are seemingly dissimilar. The ability to make these connections, what some may call critical thinking, is essential in today's rapidly changing world.

For prospective students who are unsure of their major or minor, at Transylvania, being undecided opens more doors than it closes. With 39 different majors, more than 30 minors, and pre-professional preparation including law, medicine, and engineering, students have the chance to find their best fit major. And, if students can't find majors that best suit their interests, they can design their own.

The World is the Campus

Transylvania University does more than recognize the need for a global education -- it provides it. Study abroad is so accessible for Transylvania students that nearly 70% of its students participate, regardless of major. Students can study abroad and stay on track for graduation in 4 years.

Students have opportunities to integrate world culture and global experiences into the liberal arts curriculum by studying abroad for a semester, a summer, or during Transylvania's unique 4-week May Term.

For students who can't find the right program for themselves, the Study Abroad Office allows them to create their own experiences. Last year, Transylvania students studied abroad in more than 20 countries across the globe, including Norway, Spain, China, Israel and Ecuador.

A Well-rounded College Experience

On campus, students develop their social and leadership skills through more than 70 on-campus organizations. Transylvania also supports recreational opportunities for students who participate in intramural sports, fitness and wellness programs, outdoor adventures, and club sports.

Transylvania's intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III as members of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Transylvania's affiliation with Division III reflects the philosophy that athletics plays an important role in the overall liberal arts experience. The school's 23 intercollegiate programs are supported with excellent coaching, competitive schedules, first-class facilities, and high expectations for success.

Get More Than What You Pay For

Transylvania's tuition and fees fall below the national average for comparable private liberal arts colleges. That makes the high quality of education students receive at Transylvania an incredible value.

Transylvania's Pioneer Pledge aids in affordability by guaranteeing students graduation in 4 years and providing a level tuition option, locking in tuition rates for all 4 years.

Academic scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study assignments also help to significantly lower out-of-pocket costs for students and their families. More than 90% of current students qualify for financial assistance, helping make the Transylvania experience a reality.


Location & Contact

Transylvania University

300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797
USA

Mr.Bradley Goan

Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions

Phone: 859-233-4242
Fax: 859-281-3649
Email: admissions@transy.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology and Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

82% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,539
    • Accepted1,275
    • Acceptance Rate82%
    • Enrolled1,081
    • Female Applicants913
    • Females Accepted749
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants626
    • Males Accepted526
    • Male Acceptance Rate84%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.75
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.70
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 586 520 660
    • SAT Math 576 510 640
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 24 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$32,010
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,010
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,350.00
    • Room and board *$9,300.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,081
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.24%
    • Black or African American3.24%
    • White or Caucasian82.42%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.19%
    • Asian1.67%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.87%
    • Unknown4.16%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.13% representing 8 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students23% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 76%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Mu, Delta Delta Delta, Chi Omega
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty117
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,075 students to 101 faculty


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