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Transylvania University
Lexington, KY
Transylvania, founded in 1780, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 48-acre campus is located several blocks from downtown Lexington. One of its oldest buildings, in the Greek Revival style and dating from 1833, is a National Historic Landmark.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 963
   Women 562 (58.4%)
   Men 401 (41.6%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 95% of 1,216 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.69
SAT Math 573 average
460-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $48,790
  Tuition and Fees $35,830
  Room and Board $9,860
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $27,139
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 85
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
Lexington Population 308,428
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cincinnati, Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Pioneer
Sororities 54% of women participate
Fraternities 50% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.2% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students 3.6% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 70.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 35.0%