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Study at Transylvania University

Transylvania University is located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, United States. It is a privately supported, liberal arts institution. Transylvania University is commonly referred to as Transy. The University was established in 1780 and was the sixteenth college to be established in the United States. Transy is spread over a 48-acre campus. Students are offered courses of study in diverse subjects through the following academic divisions of the college:

  • Division of Business and Economics
  • Division of Education, Physical Education and Exercise Science
  • Division of Fine Arts
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Division of Social Sciences
Transylvania University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The athletic teams of the university are nicknamed as the Pioneers. The Pioneers participate in varsity sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, swimming, soccer, golf, volleyball, and tennis.

Profile of Transylvania University

Transylvania University is located in a large city, in Lexington, KY. The school is officially a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school. Transylvania University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about Transylvania University is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at the school often study mathematics, science, and drama and performing arts.

Transylvania University Selectivity

The admissions department at Transylvania University does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 76% of applicants were rejected at the school. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 550 to 650 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 605 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Transylvania University offers classes to 1, 153 students (1, 146 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

Transylvania University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts71political science, English, history, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, Spanish language, economics, sociology, . . .
Business and Management48business, accounting
Science35biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Education and Teaching17elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, music teaching, chemistry teaching, physical education teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12exercise science
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts7drama, various performing arts
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Fine Arts4fine arts, art history and criticism
Music1music performance

Contact: Transylvania University

Transylvania University

300 N Broadway

Lexington, KY 40508-1797

General Phone: (859) 233-8300


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