B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Transylvania University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
1040-1300
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Transylvania University

Cost

Net Price
$23,259/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,283/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,113/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,876/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,970/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,790/ year

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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,047Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Driven
    60%
  • Proactive
    30%
  • Inventive
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
73%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.26 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    38%
  • Home away from home
    23%
  • Liberating
    23%
  • Adequate
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
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
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Transylvania University Reviews

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I absolutely love this university. Many classes are discussion-based, making them very engaging. Campus is small & it only takes about 5 minutes to walk to class from most dorms. Lexington is a wonderful place to be, although pretty unsafe, which leads me to say that the safety on campus could improve, but that will likely happen soon as a result of an attack that occurred earlier this year. Dining locations on campus currently have unusual hours & sometimes students find that they want food when dining locations are closed, but Lexington as a whole has several nearby restaurants students can order from with their own money. Also, many cheaper housing options were closed down for next year so students will live in the brand-new dorms, which makes it harder for students to find affordable housing. Overall, though, I'd recommend this university to anyone who wants to go to a smaller school and/or live in a bigger city, and especially to artists because Lexington is a very artistic city.
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I enjoyed the close knit community at Transylvania University. The class sizes were incredibly small, which enhanced the overall learning experience. I felt that the size of the classes truly benefited the students and contributed to a stronger learning environment.
Transylvania truly is my "home away from home." I've never felt such a belonging and pride before as I do being a student here. The significantly small campus community size makes it easy to feel connected to every other student and the location could not be more ideal. If you want to enjoy the city, walk three blocks downtown, but if you feel like cruising the countryside, you're only a five minute drive from the "horse capital of the world" and gorgeous farmland. Transy is a little taste from every dish, and you only grow more attached to it with time.