Entering class most academically talented in Transylvania history
The 303 members of the entering class arrived at Transylvania in September as the most academically talented entering class in the university’s history, highlighted by their impressive average GPA of 3.79 and average ACT of 27.
The class includes 34 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts participants and six National Merit Finalists. Students come from 18 states, with 21 percent from outside Kentucky. Four international students hail from South Korea, China, Zimbabwe, and the United Kingdom. Adding 11 transfer students, the 314 new students bring overall enrollment to 1,110.
“This is a class about which we can be very excited, beginning with its outstanding academic quality,” said Brad Goan, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “We made excellent progress this year in recruiting students from outside Kentucky, and we held onto previous gains in minority and international student enrollment.”