Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University earned a spot among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges in a U.S. News & World Report list released today.

Transylvania ranked among the country’s best 100 liberal arts schools for a variety of reasons, including its excellent faculty, acceptance rate, alumni giving, financial resources and high school counselor ratings.

“This ranking once again reinforces Transylvania’s standing as a top-tier U.S. liberal arts school,” President Seamus Carey said. “Our students learn from dedicated, engaging professors. And they benefit from living in the heart of a vibrant city—which sets us apart from most of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.”

The U.S. News & World Report ranking is one of many tools students and parents use when choosing a college. Other factors they may consider when deciding on Transylvania include our three new residence halls opening this fall and next year, other major building improvements to campus, a test-optional admissions policy and an innovative August term for our first-year students to acclimate to college life.

Today’s U.S. News & World Report ranking—which placed Transylvania 82nd out of the nation’s 245 liberal arts schools—comes on the heels of two other strong showings.

The Princeton Review listed Transylvania University among the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges because of superior academics. And the Washington Monthly highlighted the school’s value, listing the university in the top 14 percent of the Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the South ranking.