Transylvania University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Transylvania University
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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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 963 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,830
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,860
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $48,790

Transylvania University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,945
    • Loans: $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 Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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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."

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