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Transylvania University

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About Transylvania University

Transylvania University, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Ky., is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by The Princeton Review, which cites its community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through its 40 majors.

Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world.

Campus information

Nestled in beautiful downtown Lexington are the 70 acres of Transylvania University. The intimacy of the campus paired with the excitement of downtown Lexington opens a world of opportunities for students inside and outside Transy’s borders. Students are active in more than 70 clubs and organizations, and 90 percent are involved in some form of community engagement.

Classroom Buildings

  • Cowgill Center for Business, Economics, and Education
  • L. A. Brown Science Center
  • Haupt Humanities Building
  • 331 North Broadway
  • Shearer Studio Art Building
  • Mitchell Fine Arts Center
  • Hazelrigg Hall

Residental Hall

  • Forrer Hall
  • Rosenthal Apartment Complex
  • Poole Residence Center
  • Thomson Hall
  • Hazelrigg Hall
  • 331 North Broadway
  • Dalton-Voigt Residence Hall
  • 4th Street Apartment Complex
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Beck Center
  • Thomas Athletic Field
  • William A. Marquard Field
  • John R. Hall Athletic Field
  • Transylvania Athletics Complex

Other Buildings

  • Old Morrison (Administration)
  • The Glenn Building (Admissions)
  • J. Douglas Gay Jr. / Frances Carrick Thomas Library
  • William T. Young Campus Center
  • Bookstore
  • 421 N. Broadway
  • The CARE House
  • The Creative House
  • Alumni and Development Building
  • Lucille C. Little Theater
  • Graham Cottage
  • Patterson Cabin

Being in the heart of Lexington, Ky., a thriving city of 300,000 people, sets Transylvania apart from most other liberal arts colleges. It’s a distinction that will define your quality of life and your future.


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.

Transylvania’s housing options are below. 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.

Residence hall amenities

  • Forrer Hall — Four-story building with first-year students. Floors are divided by gender.
  • Rosenthal Apartment Complex — 42-unit apartment complex for male Greek students.
  • Poole Residence Center — Suite-style living for upperclass students.
  • Thomson Hall — Apartment-style living units for upperclass students, with several environmentally friendly features.
  • Hazelrigg Hall — Private rooms for upperclass students with 24-hour quiet time.
  • Dalton-Voigt Hall — Suite-style living for upperclass students.
  • Fourth Street Apartments — 45 one- and two-bedroom units for upperclass students.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 3 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Sports Science 1


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