1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Transylvania campus ranks among nation’s most beautiful

campus plaza

A recent review of colleges ranks Transylvania University’s historic campus among the most beautiful in the nation and the only in Kentucky to make the top 50.

Transylvania faced stiff competition to be named the most beautiful college in the state, which ranked fifth overall in the U.S., according to College Rover. (The South as a region has the best looking schools in the country.)

The university’s 70-acre campus near downtown Lexington features Old Morrison, a 189-year-old National Historic Landmark on the city seal; the iconic Carpenter Academic Center; the four-story, Georgian-style Beck Athletic and Recreation Center; scenic landscaping; and a new Campus Center and residence halls.

Transylvania, in fact, ranks as more beautiful than some Ivy League schools like Princeton and Brown.

Yesterday, the Herald-Leader shared the news of Transylvania placing high on the College Rover list, noting interesting facts about the school.

“For starters, Transylvania University is one of the oldest universities in the country and Kentucky’s first. It was founded in 1780 and boasts a rich history. … As many as 50 U.S. senators, 101 Congress men and women, 36 state governors and 34 ambassadors number among its graduates.” The story also mentioned Transy’s strong academic and fraternity and sorority life.

“Of course, the university also boasts a beautiful campus in the heart of Lexington,” it added.