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Tuition & Fees

$35,830

$35,830

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
31%
500-599
40%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
35%
24-29
42%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
57%
18-23
25%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
27%
24-29
51%
18-23
22%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,425
Declined + 113
Total Received 1,538
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Private (nonprofit)

1,056

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1808
ACT 1550

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School Facts

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is a private liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus is located a few blocks from downtown Lexington.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,056
Established in 1780
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Disciples of Christ
Accredited by •  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Lexington, KY

40-acre, urban campus in Lexington (population: 308,428), 80 miles from both Cincinnati and Louisville. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Cincinnati and Louisville; train serves Maysville (55 miles). School operates transportation to U of Kentucky library. Public transportation serves campus.

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 44% of male students
 
4 sororities 55% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
31%
500-599
40%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
24%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
35%
24-29
42%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
57%
18-23
25%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
27%
24-29
51%
18-23
22%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,425
Declined + 113
Total Received 1,538

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Rhyan Conyers
Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions
P: 800 872-6798
F: 859 281-3649
admissions@transy.edu

Cost

Tuition $35,830
Room $5,580
Board $4,280
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $46,690
Average Financial Aid - $27,620
Total with Avg. Aid $19,070

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,620

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,277,802
State $2,521,424
Institutional $12,391,538
Other external $325,781
Total $16,516,545

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $580,809
Institutional $6,108,052
Other external $139,713
Total $6,828,574

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Pioneers
School colors
crimson and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classics
Computer Science
Drama
Economics
Educational Philosophy
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science
French
German
History
International Affairs
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music
Music Technology
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Rhetoric
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Teaching Art
Teaching Chemistry
Teaching French
Teaching Music
Teaching Spanish
Theatre
Writing/Rhetoric/Communication
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Undergraduate

100%

1,056
students

Female
58%
615

Male
42%
441

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,049
students

Female
59%
612

Male
41%
437

undergraduatePart-time

1%

7
students

Female
43%
3

Male
57%
4

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Winter: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

18

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Cameroon
China
Haiti
Rwanda
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Serenity Wright
Associate Dean for Diversity & International Students
859 233-8805
swright@transy.edu

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