Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LEXINGTON Ky.—U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Transylvania University among the nation’s top-100 liberal arts colleges for both academics and value.

Released today, the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings included Transylvania in its top National Liberal Arts Colleges and Best Value Schools categories. These are two of several recent rankings that highlight the quality and value of a Transylvania education.

“These recognitions are another reminder of how well we prepare our students for the workforce, and for life in general,” President Seamus Carey said. “Our dedicated faculty get to know them personally while teaching them important life skills, such as critical thinking, lifelong learning and community engagement.”

When committing to a school, students and their parents find national rankings to be a useful tool. “A college education is one of the most important—and one of the most costly—investments that prospective students will ever make,” according to U.S. News.

Transylvania will appear in the upcoming “Best Colleges 2018" guidebook.

The university tied for 87th place among the nation’s liberal arts schools for academic excellence. Transylvania also ranked 58th in the Best Value Schools category—which highlights colleges that provide a quality education at an affordable price—and 118th in the High School Counselor Rankings.

Last month the Princeton Review included Transylvania in “The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition,” a book that features the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges. The book featured feedback from the school’s students, who mentioned the academic rigor that challenges them in the classrooms and the benefits of living in the heart of downtown Lexington.

Also this year, MONEY magazine ranked Transylvania among Kentucky’s top 10 colleges for return on investment after graduation—based on measures including educational quality, affordability and alumni success.

Another reflection of Transylvania’s excellence and affordability was last year’s USA Today/College Factual ranking, which placed the school in the country’s 10 best colleges for value.