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Transylvania University

Transylvania University is a highly ranked liberal arts college in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky. It's a challenging, relationship-rich university with an engaging faculty that encourages community-driven students to achieve personal fulfillment and professional success.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



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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Housing services

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. 

  • Forrer Hall—Four-story building with first-year students. Floors are divided by gender.
  • Thomson Hall—Apartment-style living units for upperclass students, with several environmentally friendly features.
  • Fourth Street Apartments—45 one- and two-bedroom units for upperclass students.
  • Rosenthal Apartment Complex—42-unit apartment complex for male Greek students.
Your residence hall room serves as an office, bedroom and living room, but there are other “living rooms” all over campus. 

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Student Reviews

Transilvanya University Brașov Romania
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

University Transilvania of Brașov in Romania is The perfect space where You can experience what study really means. Good teachers, not so exigent, with manners for The student, they respect our free time, breaks betwen courses. They have 2 cantines where You can eat so cheap and so good food, traditional food. Romanian students are so kind with other,foreign students. You...

Lexington, Kentucky, United States


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