Your Journey Comes First

A Transylvania education can take you to both places you’ve imagined and those beyond your wildest dreams. That’s because the value of the Transy experience goes beyond a degree. It’s a way of engaging with the world that allows you to expand your horizons — and a lifelong relationship that continues to pay off long after graduation.

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The Transy Advantage

Transylvania is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education. That value includes:

  • Generous scholarship and financial aid offers.
  • The ability to lock in your tuition rate. 
  • Our Pioneer Pledge — which ensures that you’ll graduate in four years.

Above all, Transylvania gave me a confidence I lacked in high school — one that allowed me to apply and be granted admission to law schools I previously thought were out of reach.

Karisma Keeton

University of Michigan Law School
ninety five percent employed or in grad school within six months
one hundred percent of our students recommended to law schools are accepted
  • Harvard University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Michigan
  • Duke University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Washington University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Total Scholarships Awarded: $1,402,131

Pursue Your Own Path

At Transylvania, you belong. No matter your interests, there’s something for you — from our 10 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities to our 50+ campus clubs and organizations. Join an existing group or start your own — we’re here to help you become the best version of yourself.

Campus life is huge. There are so many organizations hosting events for students to go to! It’s always so fun to see campus come together during events like PumpkinMania or athletic events.

Evan Wilt

Compete With Champions

Into sports? We’ve got you covered. Transylvania Athletics offers 26 NCAA Division III varsity sports for both men and women. We also offer a variety of intramural and club sports. And we recently stepped into competitive gaming with our championship-winning esports team, which competes against other college and university teams in our state-of-the-art gaming arena. 

The best part of my athletic career at Transy has been the connections that I’ve been able to make. I come from a really close-knit team where we celebrate each other’s individual successes along with our team success.

Alycin Crowly


Lexington, KY: The Perfect College City

Lexington is a thriving city full of opportunities. It’s where you’ll find jobs, internships and community engagement. And our downtown location is right in the center of all the action.

I have been able to have close access to internships, shadowing, volunteering … all within a short distance from campus. I reap all the benefits of being in a large city while still having the small, liberal arts college experience.

Isabella Bates

An Education You’ll Value

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Transylvania’s high-quality education at an affordable price is why Transy has been ranked as a top value liberal arts college. Our tuition and fees fall below the national average for comparable private liberal arts colleges, and 99% of our students receive scholarships or grants to bring that cost even lower. 

We encourage all families, no matter their income level, to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a first step toward accessing scholarships and aid.

File the FAFSA using Transy’s ID: 001987

99 percent of students receive financial aid
$33983 | Average financial package 2022-2023

Be A Pioneer!

Are you ready to learn more about where a Transylvania education can take you? 

Your admissions counselor is here to help you find your fit and get you started on your path at Transy. Not sure who your counselor is? Check this link to find out.

The admissions office welcomes you for campus visits on weekdays and select Saturdays, as well as for special preview events throughout the year.  Schedule your trip to Transy today!

Submit your application.
Apply by Dec. 1 to be considered for Premier Scholarships. 

Oct. 31

Early Action I Application Deadline

Dec. 1

Early Action II Application Deadline

Deadline for premier scholarship consideration

Feb. 1

Regular Decision Application Deadline

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