Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression, and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world.
We're a small college in a big city, with pioneering traditions of academic excellence, community involvement, and worldwide learning.
Transylvania is firmly committed to the concept of liberal arts education—the idea of lifelong learning and broad exposure to knowledge. A Transylvania education will prepare you not only for the workplace, but for learning and growing outside your profession.
We offer 36 majors and the option to design a custom major to fit your interests. Small classes and a passionate faculty ensure that Transylvania students will receive a top-notch education and plenty of individual instruction.
Transylvania’s campus is within walking distance of many city attractions. We occupy four city blocks in the historic downtown Lexington, putting us three blocks away from a very active nightlife, including big-ticket and grassroots concerts and plays.
And you won’t have to worry about going alone. When you get to campus, new student orientation introduces you to a small group of your peers, and Transylvania’s Greek life is one of the most active in the country.