Engagement with the liberal arts
Our Mission and Values statement speaks to what we do for you as a student at Transylvania University. Through the education we provide, the involvement we encourage, and the exploration you’re destined for, you’ll learn and develop these core principles of the liberal arts:
• Independent and critical thinking
• Creative expression
• Social responsibility
• Problem-solving skills
• Analytical skills
Why are students with liberal arts degrees so successful? Because they’re not restricted to one career path; they’re not bound by one subject matter; they’re not connected to one social group. Liberal arts graduates have skills and talents that cross careers and break down barriers.
As you embark on your college search, we invite you to explore Transylvania University to the fullest. Learn about all the academic programs we offer and the faculty who will challenge you to stretch your mind wider than you’ve ever thought possible.
Discover opportunities to be mentored and network with alumni from all around the world with our 100 Doors to Success mentorship program. We’ll help you find your passion in the classroom—and through the people and connections you’ll make.
Get involved on a campus that’s in the heart of downtown Lexington. Having a city of over 300,000 people in your backyard makes finding social and cultural events as easy as talking to your neighbor—literally!
Great things are happening at Transylvania University, including the construction of the $29 million state-of-the-art Campus Center. The best way to learn about all this (and more!) is to visit us. You can tour the campus, discuss your academic passions with faculty, meet with coaches, and see what it truly feels like to Be A Pioneer. Schedule your visit as soon as you can at transy.edu/admission/visit-options.
Ranked #72 among the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” | U.S. News & World Report, 2020
Ranked #62 among “Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges” | U.S. News & World Report, 2020
Ranked in the top 10% of “America’s Top Colleges” | Forbes, 2019
Ranked #56 among “Best Colleges in the South” | Forbes, 2019
Ranked the #1 “College in Kentucky for Getting a Job” | Zippia.com, 2017
Transylvania University is a highly ranked liberal arts institution in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. We’re a challenging, relationship-rich university with an engaging faculty that encourages community-driven students to achieve personal fulfillment and professional success.
This is a place where you’ll grow into a well-rounded person ready to stand out and thrive in whatever field you choose. Our professors are interested in getting to know you and guiding you personally toward your academic and professional goals.
This is what it means to become part of the Transy family.
“I could’ve easily chosen somewhere far away to go to school, but I was enchanted by Transy after I visited.”
“The academic relationship with your professors is one of the best experiences that Transylvania offers that other places can’t. The academic side is a pretty incredible experience.”
“Lexington is a fantastic city for artists. It has the culture of much larger cities. There’s a general knowledge and understanding of art that probably doesn’t exist in a lot of other communities in the state.”
Josh Buckman’s 100 Doors to Success mentor helped him land a summer internship in New York. What he calls “one of the best experiences of my life” turned into his dream job. He graduated into a full-time position as a financial analyst at MJX Asset Management.