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Academics

Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, offers a "very warm and welcoming atmosphere." The school is known for its "academic rigor" and "high quality education." The strong "liberal arts" program offers students "a lot of freedom [when it comes to their] learning." Students say it delivers a "wellrounded education" and "empowers individuals to…become good, informed citizens." Small class sizes help to facilitate "discussion based" courses and allow for "individualized attention." Academically, undergrads point to the "foreign language program and law school acceptance rate" as one of Transylvania's "greatest strengths."

Undergrads here typically give their professors high marks. It's quite obvious that they "strive to create the best classes possible" and really want to "further… student learning." By and large, they're also "incredibly intelligent" and "extremely helpful with internships, recommendations, and schoolwork." Just as essential, Transy professors are "exceptional at fostering critical thought." Moreover, they go "to great lengths to treat [students] as scholars, valuing [their] authority and input not only [in] class, but also in making decisions regarding curriculum." And should a student find himself/herself struggling, professors here "are more than willing to [provide] help outside of class."

Student Body

At Translyvania, students seems to "know everyone." It's a "tight-knit community" and undergrads are generally "very supportive of each other in and out of the classroom." Many also happily report that the university is fairly diverse. You can find everyone from "athletes of all race[s] and gender[s] to non binaries and rural farmers," and as a community Transy is "friendly and welcoming." As one undergrad explains, "There is never a day that you don't stop and say hello to someone on the way to class, or recognize a face on campus." An amazed classmate concurs adding, "I do not have any problems approaching my peers for advice or a friendly conversation." It's also important to mention that a large percentage of the student body is involved "in some form of Greek life whether that be a social or service frat/sorority." Additionally, the vast majority are "dedicated [to their] academic[s]…and work hard to earn exceptional grades." Transy undergrads are also quite "socially minded," and many are impressed with how "eager [their peers are] to contribute to the community[, both] on and off campus."

Campus Life

At Transylvania University, "there is ALWAYS something going on during the day on campus whether it be a sporting event, intramural[s], concerts, poetry readings [or] guest speakers." Students also have the opportunity to attend "open mics, drag shows, [and] farmers markets." The "huge Greek community" tends to dominate the social scene. Indeed, there are "lot[s] of fraternity and sorority events to attend." Aside from Greek life, Transy students are also a pretty active and health conscious group. Therefore, "playing sand volleyball, basketball, or working out are very popular things to do." Many individuals are "involved with the community" as well. One civic-minded student shares, "Yesterday, for instance, I volunteered at the Hope Center, a local homeless shelter which provides clean lodgings and offers free meals to anyone who needs them." A large number of undergrads "also hold down work study jobs on campus." And lastly, since the university is "right in the middle of downtown" Lexington, students can easily enjoy all that this bustling city has to offer!

Overview

Applicants
1,216
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average HS GPA
3.69

GPA Breakdown

59%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 640

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 660

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10.7:1
Total Faculty
101
with Terminal Degree
91

54
Men
47
Women
7
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
71%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

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


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
71%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
75%

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,019

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,196

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,284

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,514

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,779

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,770
Required Fees
$1,520
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
$10,160
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
963
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

1.35%
Asian
3.85%
African-American
6.25%
Hispanic
79.17%
Caucasian
2.19%
Unknown
3.65%
International

58% female
42% male
26% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Amber Morgan

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
55
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
3

50% join a fraternity
54% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

39% 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
visit@transy.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cowgill Center
Beck Athletic and Recreation Center
Rafskeller
New Residence Halls
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 and many Saturdays
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


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