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. The small size of enrollment, which is around 1,000 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score in the range of 1080 - 1350 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 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 (3.28 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Transylvania University sends acceptance letters to about 90 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 17 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Transylvania University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Transylvania University was reported as 89.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,780 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: 23 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Transylvania University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 94.8%
  • 2017-2018: 95.5%
  • 2018-2019: 88.8%
  • 2019-2020: 89.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 84.8%

How Does Transylvania University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Transylvania University is fifty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Art Academy of Cincinnati26.5%
Kentucky Christian University40.4%
Alice Lloyd College26.6%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Transylvania University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 680
Math530 - 670
Total Score1080 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math21 - 28
Composite Score23 - 30
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