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Transylvania University
Transylvania University 300 N Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 Phone: (859) 233-8300
  • General Information
    About Transylvania University

    In its third century, Transylvania University is committed to excellence in undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. The College believes that all students, no matter what career or vocation they choose, benefit from liberal education; and so the College encourages the free search for knowledge and understanding drawn from the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. By so doing, the College strives to empower students to develop lifelong habits of learning and intelligent, respectful discussion.To support this mission, the College community values curiosity and thoughtfulness, as well as social, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. By encouraging students to participate and collaborate in learning, community service, and governance, the College seeks to prepare students for the responsibility of fostering a healthy society in a world shared by many different people, cultures, and nations. Specifically, the College's goals are: To develop students' intellectual and creative abilities To stimulate the search for knowledge To promote open and fair-minded examination and discussion of values in all forms of endeavor To encourage inquiry and conversation across the traditional academic disciplines To stimulate in students an understanding of themselves and their relation to others in a diverse, ever-changing world To promote opportunity for students to develop as independent thinkers and leaders To foster a campus community characterized by compassion, respect, ethical concern, and social responsibility To establish a foundation for graduate and professional study, and a variety of satisfying careers These goals, taken together, enable the College to provide its students with the basis for continuing intellectual development and for purposeful, responsible, and fulfilling lives. The nature and purpose of Transylvania are expressed in the preceding statement of institutional purpose adopted by the faculty and Board of Trustees.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,374
    Percent Admitted 81%
    Men Admitted 82%
    Women Admitted 81%
    Full Time Retention Rate 19%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 530 630
      Math 525 620
      Writing 540 630
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 29
      English 24 29
      Math 23 28
      Writing 24 29
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,165
    Native American 2.0
    Asian 21.0
    African American 40.0
    Hispanic 12.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,099
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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