Overview

Applicants
1,538
Acceptance Rate
93%
Average HS GPA
3.73

GPA Breakdown

66%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
113
with Terminal Degree
90

59
Men
54
Women
7
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, Other


Students Say

Individual attention is paramount at Transylvania University, a small school in Lexington in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region. Students who enroll here can expect a "rigorous," "high quality" education and an experience enriched by a "strong sense of community." As a liberal arts school that "emphasizes interdisciplinary work," Transylvania excels at "prepar[ing] students to think and question critically." It also provides "great scholarships" and fantastic "study abroad options." At an enrollment of about 1,000 undergrads, Transylvania's small size allows for an "intimate" classroom setting populated by "extremely engaging" and "very insightful" professors. As one sociology major brags, " They are extremely devoted to teaching and you can see their passion shine through." It's also quite evident that they strive to make themselves "very accessible" and that "they care about their students on a personal level." Transy professors also manage to foster "lively" discussions. And while "there is a strong desire to teach and convey information" instructors take great care in "letting students form their own opinions" as well. Finally, as one content physics and computer science double major happily up, "Transylvania University transform students into good communicators, leaders, and pioneers in their field of study."

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Clyde Roper, 1959
Zoologist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History

Stephen Elmore, 1991
Deputy Budget Director at US Dept of Health & Human Services

Herschel Sparber, 1969
Actor, voice over artist and Broadway performer

Ann Updegraff Spleth, 1971
Chief Operating Officer for the Kiwanis International Foundation

Mary H. Rankin, 1974
President, General Electric Infrastructure Technology

Karen K. Caldwell, 1977
U.S. District Judge

Thomas L. Steinemann, 1979
Award-winning physician, MetroHealth Medical Center; prof. at Case Western

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,656

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,663

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,326

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,937

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,656

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,370
Required Fees
$1,460
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,600
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,056
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

1.61%
Asian
3.32%
African-American
6.45%
Hispanic
78.58%
Caucasian
3.03%
Unknown
3.51%
International

58% female
42% male
23% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

When asked to categorize their peers, many Transylvania undergrads say that the average student here "comes from an upper-middle class background and went to high school in KY." Additionally, he or she is likely to be involved "either [with] a sports team [or] part of Greek life." Unfortunately, a handful of individuals do bemoan the fact that fraternities and sororities "can sometimes create a very exclusive atmosphere that permeates the rest of the campus." Others, however, argue that friendliness abounds. As one undergrad shares, "I can't walk across campus without saying hello to at least a handful of people." Many people at Transylvania are also "very politically and socially active." Of course, even more important, the typical Transy undergrad can be characterized as "passionate, involved, kind and intelligent." And, as a psychology and philosophy double major concludes, "Everyone can find others with similar interests to them and no one is without friends. We all care about each other and are ready to stand together to support a cause or a friend in need."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Undergrads happily tell us that "there is always something to do or get involved in" at Transylvania because the university "makes it very possible to get involved in all kinds of things on and off campus." A typically busy student's schedule: "I am on the soccer team, track and field team, Transylvania Environmental Action League, Gaming Club, RPG Adventure Club, Quidditch, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Lambda Delta, I work in the Language Lab as a German tutor, and volunteer off campus at a comic book shop." Additionally, Greek life is "huge" at Transylvania and "a number of [social] opportunities are presented . . . through Greek organizations." Thankfully, "independent students are also invited to most if not all events" and we've been assured that "no one is left out of the fun here on campus." Moreover, there's also a good deal of "support for athletics so people go to most of the games." Lastly students love to take advantage of their home city of Lexington, which offers "a rich culture of art, locallygrown food served in restaurants, and a decent nightlife." And, as an added bonus, "downtown Lexington is very close to campus" so it's quite easy to head out for some fun!

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
55
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
7

51% join a fraternity
54% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

34% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
15 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Kentucky
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Kentucky

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
11

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell - approx. 10% off list

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Janice Rajcan
Campus Visits Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone
859-233-8242

Email
jrajcan@transy.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cowgill Center
Beck Athletic and Recreation Center
Rafskeller
Thomson Hall
Jazzman's Cafe

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Lexington
Fayette Mall
Hamburg Pavilion
Keeneland
University of Kentucky

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
859-233-8242

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@transy.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Select days during the semester

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Blue Grass Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Northwest Follow I-64 East or I-75 South. These interstates merge; take the Lexington-Paris exit (Exit 113). From the ramp, turn right on North Broadway. Follow North Broadway to Fourth Street. Transylvania's campus is between Fourth and Third streets. From the East and South Follow I-64 West or I-75 North. These interstates merge; take the Lexington-Paris exit (Exit 113). From the ramp, turn right on North Broadway. Follow North Broadway to Fourth Street. Transylvania's campus is between Fourth and Third streets. From the Southwest Take I-65 North to Elizabethtown. Take the Bluegrass Parkway exit at Elizabethtown, and follow this to the end of the Parkway; bear right to Lexington. Follow this road approximately 10 miles to downtown Lexington. After the street becomes one-way, turn left on Broadway and go seven blocks to Third Street. Transylvania's campus is between Third and Fourth streets.

Local Accommodations
Gratz Park Inn (special $99 rate for visitors to Transylvania) 120 West Second Street (0.4 miles from campus) (800) 752-4166 Hilton Hotel (special $99 rate for visitors to Transylvania) 369 West Vine Street (0.6 miles from campus) (859) 231-9000 www.lexingtondowntownhotel.com Four Points Sheraton 1938 Stanton Way (5.4 miles from campus) (859) 259-1311 Holiday Inn North 1950 Newtown Pike (5 miles from campus) (800) 465-4329 Courtyard by Marriott 775 Newtown Ct. (2.2 miles from campus) (800) 321-2211 www.marriott.com/lexno Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort 1800 Newtown Pike (3.6 miles from campus) (800) 228-9290 www.griffingatemarriott.com Hampton Inn 2251 Elkhorn Road (4.4 miles from campus) (800) 426-7866 Hilton Garden Inn/Sleep Inn 1973 Plaudit Place (7.8 miles from campus) Hamburg Pavillion (I-75 exit 108) (859) 543-8300 Embassy Suites Hotel Lexington 1801 Newtown Pike (3.3 miles from campus) (859) 455-5107 Homewood Suites by Hilton (Lexington) 249 Ruccio Way (5.7 miles from campus) (859) 223-0880 www.lexington.homewoodsuites.com Homewood Suites by Hilton (Hamburg) 2033 Bryant Road (8 miles from campus) (859) 543-0464 www.lexingtonhamburg.homewoodsuites.com Crowne Plaza Lexington — The Campbell House 1375 South Broadway (2.2 miles from campus) Lexington, KY 40504 (859) 519-1320 www.thecampbellhouse.net Hyatt Regency Hotel 400 West Vine Street (0.5 miles from campus) (800) 233-1234 www.Lexington.Hyatt.com