Transylvania University

country rank  1163
world rank  4042

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University Overview

Established in 1780, Transylvania University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Lexington (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Kentucky. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Transylvania University is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Reformed religion. Transylvania University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 238 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1780
Motto In Lumine Illo Tradimus Lumen
In That Light, We Pass On The Light
Colours Crimson and white

University Location

Address 300 N Broadway
Lexington (population range: 250,000-499,999)
40508-1797 Kentucky
United States
T +1 (859) 233 8300
F +1 (859) 281 3649

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 300 North Broadway
+1 (859) 233 8242

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Reformed Christian-Reformed Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Transylvania University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018