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Transylvania University
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  • 4 Year
  • LEXINGTON, KY

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

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.

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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
90%
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

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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%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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

Transylvania is test-optional

...and has been since 2016! Our test-optional policy for the admissions and scholarship process allows applicants to decide for themselves whether or not their test results accurately reflect their academic ability and potential. You can choose whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT test scores as a part of your application.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
943 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
42%
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%

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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

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Rating 3.82 out of 5  295 reviews
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