About Transylvania University
On Campus Housing
A private, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) university, Transylvania University is situated in Lexington, KY. It was in 1780 when the Transylvania University was founded. Transylvania University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is In Lumine Illo Tradimus Lumen (Latin) and its official colors are crimson. Taking into account all the courses offered at Transylvania University, the total enrolment stands at 946. The school has an academic staff of 86 who teach various courses to the students. Speaking of gender distribution, there are around 60% of the students who are females and 40% are males at Transylvania University. At TU, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several notable alumni including Jefferson Davis (Politician, Soldier), Ned Beatty (Actor, Voice acting), Carter Harrison, Sr. (Politician), and John Marshall Harlan (Jurist) in its 240 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. TU offers a total of 29 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). $191 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Transylvania University.
As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Transylvania University at the 307th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next two things to keep in mind before applying to TU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $54,080. The average annual tuition cost ($40,210), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($10,770), and budget for other expenses ($2,100) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$57,136 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $10,770 per year for living on campus. The students at Transylvania University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,540 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 40% male and 60% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at TU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,035, whereas the financial aid is $21,364. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,588, while the institutional aid is $21,364. The total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered to students at Transylvania University add up to $6,062,331 per year.