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Transylvania sets enrollment record

Transylvania began classes this fall with 329 new students and a record-setting total enrollment of 1,158 students. A full class of new students combined with 12 transfer students and an excellent retention rate contributed to this record enrollment.

Michael Covert, associate dean of students, directs the Sophomore Success program, which was started over five years ago to address the issue of retention. The program pairs second-year students with staff mentors who help address the issues they face, and is one of several initiatives on campus designed to support students. “There is a University-wide effort and commitment,” he said, “to work with students, make sure they feel connected, and are successful during their four years here.”

The entering class, comprised of students from 33 states, includes 49 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and six National Merit Finalists. Fifty-one percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class, with ACT and SAT scores well above the national averages.
Orientation for the class of 2012 included the traditional serenade on the steps of Old Morrison and the Greet Line.

new students greet line
New students meet their classmates during the traditional Greet Line.

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