Resources › For Students and Parents Transylvania University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Transylvania University. TUPictures / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 12, 2017 Transylvania University Description: Transylvania University is a liberal arts college located on an attractive 48-acre campus in Lexington, Kentucky. The University of Kentucky is less than a mile away. Founded in 1780, Transylvania University is the sixteenth oldest college in the country and was the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Students can choose from 38 majors, and they also have the option of designing their own major. Popular choices include Accounting, Business Administration, Accounting, History, and Psychology. The university prides itself on the close interaction of faculty and students, something made possible by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. Student life is active at Transylvania, and over half of all students belong to a fraternity or sorority. There are also a number of student-run clubs, activities, and performing arts groups. On the athletic front, the Transylvania Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for most sports. Popular sports include Swimming, Track and Field, Tennis, Soccer, and Golf. Admissions Data (2016): Transylvania University Acceptance Rate: 95%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Transylvania AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for Kentucky collegesACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Kentucky colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 963 (all undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female99% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $35,830Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,860Other Expenses: $2,100Total Cost: $48,790 Transylvania University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 62%Average Amount of AidGrants: $22,945Loans: $6,663 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Exercise Science, History, Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%6-Year Graduation Rate: 75% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Field Hockey Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Transylvania University, You May Also Like These Schools: Western Kentucky University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Louisville: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphVanderbilt University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphXavier University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMiami University - Oxford: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBelmont University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMorehead State University: Profile Belmont University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDePauw University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Transylvania University Mission Statement: mission statement from the Transylvania University website "Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression, and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world."