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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
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
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,454/ 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
$21,960/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
963Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Driven
    55%
  • Proactive
    27%
  • Inventive
    9%
  • Mundane
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
74%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.27 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts
    43%
  • Home away from home
    21%
  • Liberating
    21%
  • Adequate
    14%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    76%
    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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    Transylvania University Reviews

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    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.
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    I loved Transylvania, I have visited many other campus's but as soon as I set foot onto this campus it immediately felt like home. They are building a new student center which is extremely exciting. Another factor I liked was the community aspect all the dorms face inward in this area called the back circle. The acceptance rates into law and medical school are very reassuring. The only other thing I would change was the admissions counselor meeting the one I met with was very unwilling to be upfront about scholarships and the opportunities given he just told me to wait for FAFSA. Other than that I completely fell in love with the school.
    Transylvania is a fantastic school! Transy combines the best features of a college; a small, inclusive campus surrounded by a thriving city full of opportunities. You'll never be short on people who will care about you and your academic and professional success.