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1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Transylvania listed among top schools for value, academics

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Transylvania University has been recognized for its academics and value in recent state and national rankings.

The school was included in The Princeton Review’s book “The Best 388 Colleges” featuring the top 14% of U.S. four-year schools. Published last week, the book also list the university among the Best Southeastern schools.

“Our selection of the colleges in this book is based on our opinion of their academic offerings. We recommend each one as an academically outstanding choice for an applicant,” Editor-in-Chief Rob Franek said.

As for value, Niche has ranked Transylvania No. 2 among Kentucky colleges in that category. Students not only receive an affordable, top notch education that prepares them for graduate schools and careers, but they also get one-on-one advising and mentorship to help them nail research presentations, entrance exams and job interviews.

Also, 99 percent of Transylvania students receive scholarships or grants to lower costs.

Some of these Pioneers gave feedback for The Princeton Review’s book on what they’re getting for their money. Some noted the high acceptance rates to professional schools for graduates — 95% for medical and 100% for law. “Much of this can be attributed to ‘rigorous’ classes that ‘require you to think deeply and critically. Transy’s ‘brilliant faculty’ is owed some credit as well. They are ‘highly dedicated’ instructors who continually demonstrate ‘interest … in [their] students’ lives and ambitions.'”

The Princeton Review also notes how students say Transylvania fosters a “very safe and accepting” atmosphere. They also enjoy going to a liberal arts school in such a vibrant city. “When students are itching to get a break from campus life, downtown Lexington offers a plethora of great options including ‘a ton of neat places within walking distance.'”