89%

Acceptance Rate

$23,991

Avg.Financial Aid

001987

FAFSA Code

About Transylvania University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

987

Website

www.transy.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

Location & Contact

Address

300 N Broadway

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8592338300
Fax: 8592338221
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

89%

SAT Range

1100 - 1310

ACT Range

24 - 30

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Transylvania University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. Transylvania University has 2 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1080-1350 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Transylvania University is 26. However, those getting an ACT score less than 23 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 300 N Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40508-1797. To gather more information, they can call them at (859) 233-8300.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,125

Average Annual Cost

$37,170

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,580

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,460

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,100

Total One Year Cost

$52,310

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

82%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$41

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

28 Graduates

Psychology, General

24 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

24 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

19 Graduates

Biology, General

19 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

14 Graduates

Chemistry

12 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

11 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

10 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

10 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Anthropology

8 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

6 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

5 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

4 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Economics

2 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

2 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

Social and Philosophical Foundation...

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

987

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

21%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

79% White

5% Unknown

5% Black

4% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

19%

Out Of State

80%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 94% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

94%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,920/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,540/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,540/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bats

School Colors

crimson and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

180

Total Female Athletes

169

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$34,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$25,000

$26,920

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$259 - 279

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$23,991

Students Receiving Federal Grants

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,770

Students Receiving State Aid

75%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,465

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$19,281

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$29,032

$30K - $48K

$30,003

$48K - $75K

$27,709

$75K - $110K

$24,631

> $110K

$21,156

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,062,331

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.

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