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
- Business And Marketing Studies
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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$22,238|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$7,188|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
Transylvania University has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||67%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2001)
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
- Swimming and Diving
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
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Transylvania University.
- Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY (22 miles away)
- Morehead State University in Morehead, KY (58 miles away)
- Indiana University - Southeast in New Albany, IN (75 miles away)
- Central State University in Wilberforce, OH (120 miles away)
- Indiana University - East in Richmond, IN (127 miles away)
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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.