Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

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

School Profiles: Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$41,610

$41,610

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,598
Declined + 188
Total Received 1,786
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Private (nonprofit)

948

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 University, 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 948
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)

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Lexington, KY

40-acre, urban campus in Lexington (population: 321,959), 80 miles from both Cincinnati and Louisville. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Cincinnati and Louisville; train serves Maysville (55 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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 45% of male students
 
4 sororities 41% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
43%
500-599
39%
400-499
4%
700-800
14%
600-699
36%
500-599
46%
400-499
4%
30-36
32%
24-29
42%
18-23
22%
12-17
4%
30-36
12%
24-29
48%
18-23
34%
12-17
6%
30-36
28%
24-29
44%
18-23
28%

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 October 15, December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,598
Declined + 188
Total Received 1,786

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

Johnnie Johnson
Interim Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 872-6798
F: 859 281-3649
admissions@transy.edu

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$30,215

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $39,920
Room $6,260
Board $5,050
Additional fees $1,690
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $53,920
Average Financial Aid - $30,215
Total with Avg. Aid $23,705

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,282,067
State $2,564,563
Institutional $13,632,342
Other external $274,254
Total $17,753,226

Non-need-based

Federal
State $553,333
Institutional $5,734,276
Other external $280,861
Total $6,568,470
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 872-6798
F: 859 281-3650
financialaid@transy.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jennifer Priest
Director of Financial Aid
jpriest@transy.edu

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Holly Sheilley (men's)
Vice President For Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bats
School colors
crimson and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

948

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

948
students

Female
60%
571

Male
40%
377

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

945
students

Female
61%
569

Male
39%
376

1%

3
students

Female
67%
2

Male
33%
1

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Student Break-down

5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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

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
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Alice Schaaf
Assistant Director of International Recruitment
859 233-8242
aschaaf@transy.edu

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