About Lexington

The Perfect College City

Being in the heart of Lexington, Ky., a thriving city of 300,000 people, sets Transylvania apart from most other liberal arts colleges. It’s a distinction that will define your quality of life and your future.

A complete college experience is more than what happens on campus. It’s about access to internships and jobs, community service, arts and culture, interaction with a diverse population and numerous other opportunities that will make you career and grad school ready.

You want to spread your wings, to grow academically, socially, personally and culturally. And have fun. Take a look at just a preview of what we have to offer:

  • 131 public parks
  • 24 miles of shared-use trails designed for running and biking
  • Third-highest number of performing arts, sports, and related event centers (per 100,000 people).

Downtown Lexington

While You're Here:

See the horse races at Keeneland
Shop at The Square
Bike the Legacy Trail
Visit our many downtown murals
See a movie at Kentucky Theater
Go to a concert
Catch a Lexington Legends game


Major Employers

Lexmark International
Tempur Sealy International
Big Ass Fans
J.M. Smucker
Lockheed Martin
Alltech Inc.
Lexington Clinic
Link-Belt Construction