Transylvania University is a liberal arts college in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, USA. We're a challenging, relationship-rich university with an engaging faculty that encourages community-driven students to achieve personal fulfillment and professional success. 

With 46 majors or the ability to create your own, this is a place where you'll grow into a well-rounded person ready to stand out and thrive in whatever field you choose. Our professors are interested in getting to know you and guiding you personally toward your academic and professional goals. Founded in 1780, Transy is the 16th-oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with nearly 1,000 students. Visit our website for more information.

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 61%
  • Average ACT range: 24-30
  • Average SAT range: 1160-1400
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; American Studies; Anthropology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music;  Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Music Technology; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Exercise Science; Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication
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  • International students are eligible for: merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $54,720


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Track and Field; Women's Track and Field; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Equestrian; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's and Women's Dance; Men's and Women's Equestrian Eventing; Women's Triathalon

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