Transylvania, a small, private co-ed liberal arts college of approximately 1,100 students, is consistently ranked among the best small colleges in the nation. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1780, Transylvania holds the distinction of being the sixteenth oldest college in the nation and the first college founded west of the Allegheny Mountains. Literally meaning "across the woods" in Latin, the university established the first schools of medicine and law in what was then the West and educated the doctors, lawyers, ministers, political leaders, and others who helped shape the young nation. Transylvania also founded the first college literary magazine in the West, The Transylvanian, and it is still published by students today.
Transylvania continues as a pioneer in higher education, preparing future leaders in business, government, education, the sciences, and the arts. Over the past decade, Transylvania faculty members have won six Kentucky professor of the year awards. The excellence of Transylvania faculty is evidenced by the common sight of professors working side by side with students in small classes. None of Transylvania's classes have more than 35 students, and 41 percent of classes have 10 or fewer students. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 94 percent of full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their fields. Many faculty members are recognized for their scholarship and professional activities, but their central concern is teaching and advising. Due in large part to these small classes and close collaborations with faculty, a high percentage of graduates attend selective medical, law, and other graduate and professional programs.
Transylvania students are an active and involved group, enriching their lives of each of their peers through a vibrant and dynamic campus community. Students benefit from tremendous opportunities for learning outside the classroom and off-campus, oftentimes choosing to participate in campus and community organizations. Many students reach out to the Lexington community by pursuing research projects, internships, and volunteer activities that allow them to grow and learn in a broader context. Also, over two-thirds of students embrace the global community through study abroad programs at Transylvania.
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