|The class of 2014 poses on the steps of Old Morrison.|
LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University has enrolled 1,110 students for the 2010-11 academic year, including an entering class of 314 made up of 303 first-year students and 11 transfers.
“This is a class about which we can be very excited,” said Brad Goan, director of admissions. “The academic quality of this group is outstanding. Moving forward, we want to accelerate the pace of diversification, but we made some excellent progress this year in recruiting students from outside Kentucky, and we held onto previous gains in the enrollment of minority and international students.”
The entering class is the most academically-talented class in Transy’s history, with an average ACT of 27 and an average high school GPA of 3.8. Thirty-four are Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts participants and six are National Merit Finalists. Twenty-one percent of the class comes from outside Kentucky and there are four international students from Korea, China, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom. Eight percent identify themselves as members of a racial or ethnic minority, and 34 percent are first-generation college students.
Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently rankedin national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.