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We're among the very best. Here's why.

Our Mission

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.


Academic excellence

Our challenging small classes are taught by award-winning professors.

Distinguished history

Since our founding in 1780, we've educated some of America's great leaders.

Exciting location

Lexington offers urban experiences few liberal arts college towns can match.

Amazing outcomes

By questioning everything, Transylvania graduates can accomplish anything.

Inspired values

We believe in diversity, globalization, sustainability, technology, and outreach.

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Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.