The Academic Experience
A liberal arts education at Transylvania will satisfy your desire to learn, to understand, and to experience ideas and perspectives you'll carry with you the rest of your life. A Transylvania education will help you find connections between seemingly disparate areas of knowledge. It will help to integrate your intellectual, moral, and spiritual values.
At Transylvania, excellence in classroom teaching is the highest academic value. Our professors engage in research and other professional development activities, but they never lose sight of their primary role, which is to be great teachers.
Our professors teach three classes each term, with an average class size of 14 and many with 10 or fewer students. That gives our professors the chance to get to know you and take a personal interest in your progress.
As one of our students put it, "I've taken classes at larger universities and I couldn't even find the professor's door. It's pretty nice to be able to walk down the hall from the classroom to my professor's office."