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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508
Website
From Transylvania University

This is it—the college experience you've been dreaming about.

In Lexington, Kentucky, a big city full of adventure.

With professors who will prepare you for a successful life and career.

Transylvania's 46 majors are designed to provide everything you need to thrive in many careers. You'll broaden your knowledge, grow as a leader, and hone your critical writing, reasoning and communication skills.

And as one of only nine top-100 liberal arts colleges in a city of more than 300,000 people, you'll have a world of opportunities to put what you're learning to real-world use.

This is Transylvania.

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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
1040-1300
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,685/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,242/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,844/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,447/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,982/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,516/ year
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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
953Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
23%
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
94%
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
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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
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I love Transylvania University. The classes are challenging, but it definitely pays off when you graduate. One thing I think they could work on is dining options; there aren't a ton. However, they are building a brand new campus center, so maybe this will improve. The Transy community is very unique as well. There are only about 1,200 students, so unlike larger schools, I never walk to class without seeing several of my friends. The campus is beautiful, both the academic side and the residential side (the campus is split down the middle by a road). In addition, the social aspect here is good as well. There are lots of people to talk to and it is easy to make friends.
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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.
Students here are incredible, hardworking, and intelligent. Transy will push you academically. Faculty and staff bend over backwards to meet the needs of students. Lex is an amazing city - great dining & entertainment in just a 5-10 min walk of campus. New dorms are top-notch. While you should be smart when in certain areas, Lex is still significantly safer than any city I've worked. I never hesitate to be on or around campus day or night.