A-Z Index  |  Site Map  

About Transylvania

A-Z Index  |  Site Map   icons Printer-friendly version Email this page

The Best of Both Worlds

Location is everything. It’s the difference between having the opportunities to advance your future and missing your chance to grow.


Opportunities for internships, part-time jobs, and research within walking distance.

Many liberal arts colleges are located in rural areas and small towns. It’s very peaceful there. Peaceful can be nice.

But in this century, students need experiences that will set them apart from their peers.

At Transylvania, every Pioneer enjoys the charm, intimacy, and tradition of a historical college, along with the energy, cultural resources, and economic opportunities that come with living in the heart of a creative city.

Why not get one of the finest liberal arts educations and make the most of living in a thriving city of 300,000? Be part of a college town whose expansive higher education community includes 30,000 college students.

Why not get one of the finest liberal arts educations AND make the most of living in a creative city of opportunity?

Live within walking distance of internships, part-time work, and diverse cultural attractions. Enjoy the easy access to nature and outdoor activities.

You will love Lexington. It’s not too big. It’s not too small. It’s really just right.

Kiplinger’s named Lexington one of the top cities for young single adults.

#1 Best City for Finding a JobForbes Magazine 2011

#9 Brain HubWall Street Journal 2012

#25 America’s 50 Best Cities Bloomberg Businessweek, 2012



As Kentucky’s second largest city, Lexington is a buzzing regional center for business, education, healthcare, and government. It’s a hub for entertainment, sports, and visual and performing arts.


Lexington is also the jumping off point for enjoying the exquisite beauty and outdoor adventures available in the Bluegrass and at Kentucky’s parks and attractions. Some of the most famous horse farms in the world surround the city, giving it a beautiful setting.


Lexington is located at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and Interstate 64 and within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the country’s population. Major and regional airlines serve the city’s Blue Grass Airport.


We invite you to visit us and experience everything that Transylvania University has to offer you and your future. Or simply call the admissions office at (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242. We look forward to meeting you.

Thoroughbred Park

Click photos below to see more of our beautiful city.

Lexington Lexington Lexington

Contact Us | Maps & Directions | Feedback | © 2003-2014 Transylvania University. All rights reserved.

Transylvania does not base employment or academic decisions on a person’s age, race, color, gender, disability or any other criteria prohibited by law. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education for all.