Transylvania University

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Transylvania University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Lexington, KY, a predominately urban area. About a thousand students are enrolled at Transylvania University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score in the range of 1030 - 1290 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Transylvania University average GPA (3.35 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Transylvania University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Transylvania University was reported as 96.2% in Fall 2013 with over 1,330 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Transylvania University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Transylvania University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Transylvania University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.4%
  • 2010-2011: 83.8%
  • 2011-2012: 83.8%
  • 2012-2013: 85.1%
  • 2013-2014: 96.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 88.6%

How Does Transylvania University Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Transylvania University is seventy-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Georgetown College82.2%
Midway College53.8%
Asbury University65.7%
Kentucky State University37.9%
Centre College68.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Transylvania University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English24 - 32
Math23 - 28
Composite Score24 - 30
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