Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with nearly 1,000 students. In its early years, Transylvania included a medical school, a law school, a seminary and a college of arts and sciences that educated thousands of the young nation’s leaders in government, business, medicine, law and education.
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After your first year, you can choose a residence hall based on your preference for double, single or suite-style living or your preferred activity level.
Transylvania's library is home to more than 100,000 books and periodicals, with access to more than twice that through online books, journals and more. It's been newly renovated to be a comfortable space to study, research, work on group projects or just get away from the daily hustle to read.
Transylvania makes it easy for you to stay connected with your classmates, your university records and accounts and the general goings-on on campus. You'll have access to a variety of technology tools and services that will make your college experience more streamlined and efficient. Whether you live on campus, commute or are studying abroad, the IT staff members are here to serve you.
Health Services is located in the back lobby of Forrer Hall. A nurse practitioner is on campus Monday through Friday to provide evaluation and treatment for many common health needs. Services include physicals, flu vaccines, allergy shots, smoking cessation, blood pressure checks and more.
Whether you live in a traditional residence hall, an apartment or one of our suite-style residences, living on campus can be a highlight of your college experience. Your residence halls are minutes away from classrooms and the library—not to mention great restaurants, coffee shops and night spots.
The university undergoes evaluations every seven years to maintain its status with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.