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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
300 N Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
From Transylvania University

You’re on a unique journey. At Transylvania University you’ll receive the skills you need to pursue bold paths toward personal fulfillment and professional success in any field. The value of the Transy experience goes beyond a degree — it’s a lifelong relationship that continues to pay off long after graduation. And we do it all at an affordable cost.

In 2016, Transylvania adopted a test-optional policy for the admissions and scholarship process. Find out more using the links here.

Transylvania University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
1080-1350
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,779/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,418/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Pre-Health at Transylvania University

Transy's Pre-Health track exposes you to new ideas, builds communication skills and helps you complete all prerequisites. It's no surprise it's the most popular track, as more than 90% of students recommended to health profession schools are accepted, compared to 50% nationally. Our Pre-Health Advisor and Pre-Health Advisory Committee will prepare you to be any health school's ideal candidate.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
976Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Driven
    58%
  • Proactive
    25%
  • Inventive
    8%
  • Mundane
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.28 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Liberal Arts
    40%
  • Home away from home
    27%
  • Liberating
    20%
  • Adequate
    13%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    70%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    75%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

    Transylvania University Reviews

    288 reviews
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    Transy is (in my opinion) a hidden gem in the south and if you are a high school jr/sr this institution needs to be on the forefront of your prospective college list. First, financial aid will help with any monetary worries. Secondary, since 2016 the dorms, academic buildings, campus center and athletics facilities have had the biggest overall in the universities history. As of 2020, it’s physical body is finally on the par with the academic success it has had for 200 years. Having such a quality liberal arts college in an urban city is honesty outstanding. The party life is also fun (when there is not a pandemic) for those interested. Give transy a go, you won’t regret it.
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    Transy is (in my opinion) a hidden gem in the south and if you are a high school jr/sr this institution needs to be on the forefront of your prospective college list. First, financial aid will help with any monetary worries. Secondary, since 2016 the dorms, academic buildings, campus center and athletics facilities have had the biggest overall in the universities history. As of 2020, it’s physical body is finally on the par with the academic success it has had for 200 years. Having such a quality liberal arts college in an urban city is honesty outstanding. The party life is also fun (when there is not a pandemic) for those interested. Give transy a go, you won’t regret it.
    Transylvania University may seem unremarkable, being a small liberal arts university in a minor city in Kentucky, but its academic faculty and extracurricular involvement scene more than made up for any doubts I had about it going in. For every paper I wrote and for many of my comments during class discussions, my professors always pushed me to articulate my own ideas with more precision and nuance while opening doors to other interpretations of class material. As for Transylvania’s extracurricular opportunities, joining the Beta Mu chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity helped mold me into not only a better man, but a better version of myself. Liberal arts universities are known for their emphasis on critical reading and writing. What I feel makes Transylvania stand out is that it teaches the importance of never being satisfied with oneself, of not being afraid to make new circles of friends and study unfamiliar worldviews. While imperfect, it changed me in the best way possible.