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Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,070
Total Undergrads
Including 11 Part-time
350
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,665)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,350)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 29 24 - -
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 23 20 - -
Equestrian 0 - - -
Field Hockey - 14 - -
Golf 13 12 - -
Soccer 38 29 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming and Diving 16 19 - -
Tennis 10 11 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.2%
Hispanic 1.0%
Non-resident alien 0.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 82.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 13
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2

Notable Alumni

  • John C. Breckinridge
  • Richard M. Johnson
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay
  • John Marshall Harlan
  • Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr.
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Ned Beatty
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Mark
  • 3
  • Dorms are old. Livable, but old. The good news is that Transy plans on building brand new dorms in the next 10 years on the new land they recently bought.…

  • Dec-19-2012 Read More
  • Kimiko from Bardstown, KY
  • 3
  • Dorm life isn't terrible. There are different food options so you're not stuck with just one place to eat, and the dorms are a fun place to interact and get…

  • Dec-04-2012 Read More
  • Lauren from Walton, KY
  • 3
  • Most people will tell you all about the moldy rooms and showers, the broken furniture, the cracking structures, the slow wifi, the ancient plumbing, and never regulated heating/cooling units. I,…

  • Feb-24-2013 Read More
  • Lauren from Walton, KY
  • 2
  • The dorm life on campus is not that great. Many of the buildings on campus are old, including Clay/Davis and Forrer Halls. These buildings are falling apart and have formations…

  • Jul-01-2013 Read More
  • from Alabama
  • 3
  • I lived in Forrer, which is the women's dormitory. My room was small, but there was plenty of living room. The two twin beds fit comfortably, the two desks were…

  • Feb-16-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Katelyn from Louisville, KY
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good, and the staff is great! If you have allergies or need special accommodations, the Sodexo staff is always willing to help.

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  • 3
  • from Alabama
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a past student here

    Forrer Dining Hall was okay. Sometimes the food was not favorable, but sometimes is was amazing. Like a regular public school cafeteria, I suppose. The Rafskellar has a fast food place and a sub sandwich place, and both were good to have for a quick lunch. Jazzman's Coffee is great, and their breakfast sandwiches, lunch salads, and bakery items were great at any time of the day; and their fair-trade coffee is almost as good (if not better than) Starbucks. Sandella's (but if you get there, it's the 80) is a great place for late dinners or snacks. The flatbreads are all very tasty.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Walton, KY
  • Jul-01-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a great variety of food, which includes healthy and delicious choices. And, whenever there is nothing for you to eat, the staff in the caf are always willing to fix you up something. They are also up for recommendations and comments.

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  • 3
  • Lauren from Walton, KY
  • Feb-24-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is decent. I am a Vegetarian, so it was always my worry that i would not have a lot to eat. This school offers many choices for Vegetarian, Vegan, gluten-free restricted diets and are willing to make you something if you are not satisfied. Jazzman's is my favorite on campus, they have great coffee and huge cookies the size of your face. Erica is super nice too and she will make you the best Sunrise smoothie.

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  • 2
  • Mark
  • Dec-19-2012 I am a current student here

    There are only a few places to eat here and a usually only one is open at a time. Not to mention high prices. It's like Starbucks prices and frozen dinners anywhere you eat. Luckily, downtown is only two blocks away. Unfortunately, there are no plans for any new dining facilities. Fortunately, your mothers homemade cooking will taste that much better on the holidays.

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  • 3
  • Kimiko from Bardstown, KY
  • Dec-04-2012 I am a current student here

    The food and dining offers a variety of cuisines and meals that reflect different cultures around the world. However, if you simply want a turkey and cheese sandwich, you can still get it. The options here are nice and allow for taste changing foods that taste great.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Katelyn from Louisville, KY
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    All of the different sororities and fraternities on campus are great! Even if you choose not be become affiliated, you never feel excluded.

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  • 0
  • from Alabama
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a past student here

    Greek life at Transy is very inclusive and does not follow the stereotype of Greek life portrayed in movies. The Greek chapters take their organizations seriously, raise a lot of money for their philanthropy, and make sure the rest of the student body is included in their events. Greek life at Transy ranked #2 for the best Greek community in the nation. About 70% of the student body is involved with Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Walton, KY
  • Feb-24-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm an independent at the school. Although, I do have a lot of friends in Greek. Although it is nice to have that feeling of sister/brotherhood, you do not have to be a part of Greek life to be active or have friends on campus.

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  • 0
  • Mark
  • Dec-19-2012 I am a current student here

    4 fraternities (Delta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Order, Phi Kappa Tau) 4 Sororities (Delta Delta Delta, Phi Mu, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega) Due to the university cracking down on greek life, who knows if it'll even be around in 5 years. Presently, greek life is over 80% of campus.

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  • 0
  • Kimiko from Bardstown, KY
  • Dec-04-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is awesome! Transylvania offers four sororities and fraternities each and each one is astounding in their history and service opportunities. It is a great way to make even more friends and really connect with campus life.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Lexington, KY
  • Jun-05-2012 I am a current student here

    Even in a smaller school enviornment, Greek life still plays a large role in campus activities and events.

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