Founded in 1780, Transylvania University is a top-notch liberal arts college located in Lexington, Kentucky, the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region and one of the most progressive and dynamic metropolitan areas in the nation. It was the sixteenth college in the US.

Academic majors are offered in Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, Exercise Science, History, Mathematics, and more. Students may study abroad for an academic year, a semester, a summer term, or during May Term. Scholarships are available for summer study abroad.

Transylvania University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The education program has the distinction of being accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the only nationally recognized accrediting organization for teacher education programs at colleges and universities.

Notable alumni include: Landaff Andrews, William T. Barry, Ned Beatty, James Speed, James G. Birney, Clyde Roper, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Charles Lynn Pyatt, David Grant Colson, Francis Preston Blair, B. Gratz Brown, Teresa Isaac, William Orlando Butler, Wilson Shannon, John Calvin McCoy (founder of Kansas City, Missouri), etc.

Transylvania University is consistently ranked and praised in the leading national college guides.

Ranking Profile:

- Rated 88th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News 2011).

- According to The Princeton Review, Transylvania ranks 4th among colleges with a "Major Frat and Sorority Scene".

- Transylvania was named the No. 1 regional liberal arts college in the South in 1989 and 1993 (U.S. News).

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