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Transylvania University

Lexington, KY, USA
3.88 Average Rating

Founded in 1780, Transylvania University is a liberal arts college in Lexington and the first university in the state of Kentucky. Transylvania confers bachelor’s degrees in 46 academic majors and all students are required to take First Year Seminar courses during their first two terms of enrollment. Additionally, students receive credit for attending at least 10 Transy Engagements on campus such as lectures, films, and plays. For athletically inclined students, Transy fields 27 men’s and women’s sports teams known as the Pioneers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
95%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other December 1, 2018 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
75%
Out-Of-State Students
22%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
966
Total Number of Undergrads
966
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
76%
20-39 Students
23%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,405
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,750
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,750
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,460
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,960
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,811
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,650

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,401
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,301
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
71
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
70%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bats
School Colors
White/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lexington
Louisville
Cincinnati
Nashville
Washington Navy Yard
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
54%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
In love with the atmosphere. Professors are outstanding. Close-knit, fun, academically challenging and prestigious school.
Kayla from Lexington, KY
Transylvania is a great University who hopes to uphold its identity as a liberal school and provide opportunities for its prospective and current students. Here you are given a world full of knowledge and discussion where your opinion matters and wants to be heard. Here you are able to recreate yourself as a human being to open your mind and offer your skills to the awaiting world around you.
Lauren from Walton, KY

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