Transylvania University

300 N Broadway, Lexington, United States
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Overview of Transylvania University

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:963
    • Men:384 Men (39.9%)
    • Women:579 Women (60.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Transylvania University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 North Broadway
City, State, Zip
Lexington, KY 40508-1797
Phone
(859) 233-8242
Fax
(859) 233-8797
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
December 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 31, December 1
Early Action Notification
December 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 1,567 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 965 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 602 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
281 (19%) of 1,496 admitted students enrolled
Women
166 (18%) of 928 admitted students enrolled
Men
115 (20%) of 568 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.73
375 And Above
59%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
594 average |570-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
19%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
26%
• Score 600 - 700
56%
• Score 500 - 600
15%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
32%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
13%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $38,750 (74.08%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,460 (20.0%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.91%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,100 (4.01%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Transylvania University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001987
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
266 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
220 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
220 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
57 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$29,177
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 220 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,956
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 170 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,167
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 40 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
62 (22.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,309

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
761 (79.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
658 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
658 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
151 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$28,380
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 658 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,474
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 504 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,100
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 108 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
288 (30.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,591

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,595
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,682

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


21

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
318,741
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
90
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Transylvania University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


68.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


74.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    308,428

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Cincinnati, Louisville

    Campus Size


    40 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
    Rain
    130 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    3 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
    Nearest Train Station
    55 mile(s) from campus in Maysville

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    74% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    26%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Pioneer
    School Colors
    Crimson and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Equestrian Sports
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Equestrian Sports
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Transylvania University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, delta sigma phi, phi mu, delta delta delta, chi omega

    Sororities


    56% of women participate

    Fraternities


    57% of men participate

    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    959

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    963
    Women
    579
    Men
    384

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.1% Asian
    • 4.2% Black/African-American
    • 4.7% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 81.9% White
    • 4.2% Unknown

    International Students


    2.7% from 7 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources