Transylvania University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Transylvania University

Transylvania University is a liberal arts institution situated in Lexington, Kentucky. Students can select from 38 majors, and they also have the option of designing their majors. The institution prides itself on faculty and students’ close interaction, something made possible by an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 17. Student life is robust, and most students belong to a student-run organization, club, intramural team fraternity, or sorority. The Transylvania Pioneers play in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for most sports.

Popular sports include Swimming, Track & Field, Tennis, Soccer, and Golf.


  • Total Enrollment: 989 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male/59% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,210
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $11,140
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $54,450

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,019
    • Loans: $6,500

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Psychology; and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Overview of Translyvania College Admission

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Transylvania University Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 560/640
    • SAT Math: 540/670
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 24/30
    • ACT English: 24/32
    • ACT Math: 23/28

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Transylvania University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Transylvania University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Washington State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Transylvania University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Hofstra University, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Auburn University, University of Arizona, Seton Hall University, University of Houston

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Transylvania University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Texas at Dallas, Stony Brook University, University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, American University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Drexel University

Applying to Transylvania University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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