Transylvania University


Transylvania University

This is it—the college experience you've been dreaming about.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Law

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • First-Year Experience

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


The process to apply as a first-year student begins with an application. To complete your application, you'll need to submit your high school transcript (and college transcript if you have taken dual-credit), SAT or ACT score (if you elect to submit them) and one letter of recommendation from a school administrator. As a test-optional institution for admission and scholarship, you may submit an essay or graded paper in place of a standardized test score. For more information, visit


Transylvania welcomes students who have previously or are currently enrolled in another college or university. The process to apply as a transfer student begins with submission of your application. Additionally, you will need to submit an official high school transcript, official college transcript(s), an admissions essay, ACT or SAT scores (optional), a letter of recommendation and a Statement of Good Standing from each institution. To see how your credits might transfer to Transy, visit For more info, visit

Additional Information

You'll compete at the highest level. Transy students are accepted to some of the nation's most prestigious graduate programs. The personal attention you'll receive from faculty and the depth of knowledge you'll gain fully prepares you to compete against the nation’s top minds. With grads attending universities like Brown, Cambridge, Johns Hopkins and Duke, our outcomes speak volumes. And, numbers don't lie. More than 90 percent of students recommended to health programs and 100 percent of students recommended to law school are admitted. After Transy, you'll be any graduate schools' dream candidate.

You will be world-ready. Within six months of graduation, 95 percent of students are employed or in grad school. Transy invests in you. We’ll identify your strengths and passions and get you ready for your dream job. We'll connect you with successful alumni mentors through the 100 Doors program, offer unique study abroad opportunities, find internships blocks from our front door and introduce you to potential employers. From Uber to Disney to NASA, our grads make an impact.

You won't break the bank. Transylvania’s tuition falls below the national average for comparable colleges, making the high-quality education you receive a great valueMore than 98 percent of students qualify for financial assistance and last year's average award package was more than $27,000.

Come see for yourself. Plan your visit today.

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Pictures can show you our beautiful campus, but they only tell part of the story.

"Transylvania gave me the best four years of my life. [It] prepared me in every possible way to succeed in law school and beyond: I learned to read critically, to have an inquisitive mind, to write with both passion and conciseness, and, most importantly, to believe in and have confidence in myself."

Quentin Becker, Washington & Lee School of Law, Class of 2019, Transylvania University, Class of 2016
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School location

300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 872-6798