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Transylvania University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1780
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 1,117
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $125,485,000
Admissions Address

300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Website

http://www.transy.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@transy.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Brad Goan
Admissions office telephone: (859) 233-8242
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.transy.edu/apply.html Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $125 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 14
Lab 0 12
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 0 1
Total academic units 12 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 93%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 1,286
Total acceptances: 1,067
Total freshman enrollment: 293
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 56%
Male applicants: 500
Male acceptances: 423
Male freshman enrollment: 131
 
Female applicants: 786
Female acceptances: 644
Female freshman enrollment: 162
Out-of-state freshmen: 16%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 41%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 660
Math: 520 – 650
Combined: 1060 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 17.0% 6.0%
600-699 41.0% 41.0%
500-599 33.0% 38.0%
400-499 8.0% 15.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 95%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.0% 27.0% 13.0%
24-29 58.0% 49.0% 47.0%
18-23 29.0% 24.0% 38.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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