|First-year students and student orientation leaders compete in the Orientation Olympics at the Beck Center.|
Entering class is academically talented, racially and ethnically diverse
This year’s entering class of 259 is the most academically accomplished in Transylvania history. Class members bring with them an average high school GPA of 3.76 and an average ACT of 27.
“There is much to be excited about with this group of new students,” said Brad Goan, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “With credentials slightly higher than last year’s record-setting class, they are the most academically talented group Transylvania has ever welcomed to campus, and also the most diverse: 11 percent identify themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority.”
The class of 245 first-year students and 14 transfer students includes 34 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts participants and six National Merit Finalists. Eighteen percent come from 18 states outside of Kentucky and from four foreign countries—China, Hungary, Nigeria, and Taiwan. These new students bring overall fall enrollment to 1,029.