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Future Parents

The Next Pioneers

We’re so glad your student is considering Transylvania University. Like you, our top priority for your student is a rich, personal education that will prepare them for a fulfilling post-college life. Everybody on campus—from our faculty to our residence life staff, facilities management to dining services—is committed to helping your student learn, grow and be at home on our exciting downtown Lexington campus. 

Professor Wagner delivering a lecture to students


We are a tight-knit community committed to academic excellence rooted in the liberal arts. We’re one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation, and our 46 majors are designed to train our students to be leaders in their chosen fields while developing a love of lifelong learning. Our professors get to know our students and are deeply committed to guiding them through college and into graduate school and the workforce. 

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Learn more about our majors.


Unlike many private colleges, we are uniquely located in a hub of business and industry filled with opportunity. Students can take just a few steps off campus and find themselves in the middle of a safe, thriving area with a wealth of jobs, internships and entertainment options at their fingertips.

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Yes! Transylvania is a great value—we’ve been named one of Barron’s Best Buys in Higher Education and by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Our tuition and fees fall below the national average for comparable private liberal arts colleges, and Forbes ranked us in the top 10 percent of all colleges in the nation for return on investment. More than 98 percent of our students qualify for some type of financial assistance, and our Pioneer Pledge guarantees graduation in four years.

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