Tuition & Fees

$40,210

$40,210

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
52%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
49%
500-599
39%
400-499
6%
30-36
39%
24-29
39%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
15%
24-29
55%
18-23
26%
12-17
4%
30-36
27%
24-29
48%
18-23
25%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,476
Declined + 186
Total Received 1,662
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Private (nonprofit)

989

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 989
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
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
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 42% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
52%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
700-800
6%
600-699
49%
500-599
39%
400-499
6%
30-36
39%
24-29
39%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%
30-36
15%
24-29
55%
18-23
26%
12-17
4%
30-36
27%
24-29
48%
18-23
25%

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

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,476
Declined + 186
Total Received 1,662

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

Holly Sheilley
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life
P: 800 872-6798
F: 859 281-3649
admissions@transy.edu

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,205

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,570
Room $6,090
Board $4,680
Additional fees $1,640
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $51,980
Average Financial Aid - $29,205
Total with Avg. Aid $22,775

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,249,698
State $2,629,591
Institutional $13,083,378
Other external $391,117
Total $17,353,784

Non-need-based

Federal
State $530,304
Institutional $5,314,841
Other external $217,186
Total $6,062,331
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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 Enrollment And Student Life
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

989

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

989
students

Female
60%
589

Male
40%
400

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

978
students

Female
60%
586

Male
40%
392

2%

11
students

Female
28%
3

Male
72%
8

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Student Break-down

3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

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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