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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,056
   Women615 (58.2%)
   Men441 (41.8%)
Graduate Students0


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate93% of 1,538 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.76
SAT Math568 average
500-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading590 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$48,790
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met84%
Average Freshman Award$26,643
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes


Lexington Population308,428
Nearest Metropolitan AreaCincinnati, Louisville
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities60% of women participate
Fraternities 44% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.5% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students3.5% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning85.1%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.39 3.55     24
Low 2.50 2.50     13
High 4.00 4.50     32
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