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Transylvania University

300 N Broadway, Lexington, KY

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Transylvania University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Lexington, Kentucky, which is a predominantly urban area. The school maintains a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled annually at Transylvania University.

Students can choose from a few areas of study, including:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • History

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Most common standardized test scores among students accepted to Transylvania University are within the range of 24 - 30 on the ACT, or 1090 - 1340 on the SAT exam. Transylvania University accepts roughly 80% of students applying yearly. Of those accepted, about 24% attended the school. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $31,000 annually, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,200 for the year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Transylvania University Pioneers participate in a number of athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the Transylvania University website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Transylvania University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Transylvania University is about 1,100. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 29% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $33,000-$40,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $920 to $1,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$22,238
Receiving Student Loans57%$7,188
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Transylvania University may provide services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Transylvania University has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years67%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2001)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Transylvania University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Transylvania University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Transylvania University for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    92.65%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    11:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $21,870