A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  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
83%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1300
ACT Scores 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
$23,093/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,705/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,309/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,333/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,172/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,010Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Driven
    56%
  • Proactive
    33%
  • Inventive
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
72%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.25 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
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After Transylvania University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
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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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.
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Class size is usually pretty small. I'm taking two classes this winter with less than 10 students registered, and my largest class has 17, if I'm remembering correctly. The further you get into your program, the smaller the classes get and the more individual attention you are able to receive.

Transy is great about giving AP/IB credit, and I was able to start out as a sophomore--I'm no graduating early, because of what I chose to study, but I get to register for classes and pick housing before many of my peers, which is great.

The professors are pretty great at what they do, and they all want their students to succeed. They are very understanding of extenuating circumstances, and are typically very easy to get in contact with.

Transy runs on a credit system, not credit/hours. Full-time is considered 3-4.75 credits, which is 3-4 classes, with room to tack on extracurricular music or athletic programs, or less rigorous independent-study courses. This system makes it very easy to manage your workload. For example, I was in four classes, on the academic team, in a sorority, and worked two jobs (one on and one off campus) last semester. And I still had time to have a social life and watch too much Netflix.

Some major programs are more popular than others, such as psych, anthropology, biology, and Spanish. These areas are somewhat hard to register for, but overall, it usually isn't too hard to get into classes you want and need, especially after freshman year. The first couple of semesters, just make sure to have a couple of back-ups in case that GE you wanted filled up. After freshman year, it is also fairly simple to ask a professor for a course-pass, especially if you need the class, and you need it *this* semester to keep on track with your four-year plan.
The freshman dorm, Forrer, was a rough start to college living. It was a significantly old building that had old building issues (e.g. mold, extreme humidity, a pipe busted, flooding the dorm, bad dresser drawers, old furniture, old building smell). Although Forrer was not the best, a brand new dorm was opened last year, as well as two other new dorms are in the process of being built right now. There are also several other campus dorms or apartments that are not bad, either. Honestly, if you live in anything other than Forrer, you'll be fine.