Transylvania University


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Kentucky


Transylvania University is a liberal arts college located on an attractive 48-acre campus in Lexington, Kentucky. The University of Kentucky is less than a mile away. Founded in 1780, Transylvania University is the sixteenth oldest college in the country and was the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Students can choose from 38 majors, and they also have the option of designing their own major. The university prides itself on the close interaction of faculty and students, somthing made possible by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. Student life is active at Transylvania, and over half of all students belong to a fraternity or sorority. On the athletic front, the Transylvania Pioneers compete in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for most sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Exercise Science, History, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1158
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1158
Faculty: 85

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

300 N Broadway
Lexington Kentucky 40508


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Main Phone: 859-233-8300

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 24 29
English 24 31
Math 23 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 670
Math 510 670

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 84%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -84%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1350

Room and Board: 8090

Tuition and Fees: 26740

Total Cost: 37180

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6602

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 62%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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