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Reviews 220 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not Greek but many of my friends, over half of Transy students are affiliated, Greek life has a big campus presence but non-Greeks aren't ostricized and Greeks and non-Greeks live in harmony.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: 40-50% of students are athletes on Transy's campus. A lot of athletes have been recruited and are attending Transy, because of the athletic presence of campus Transy sports teams and athletic facilities have improved over the last decade.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Transy is right in downtown Lexington so there are a lot of options that are within walking distance, but a lot of variety can be found by driving just 10 or 15 minutes. Lexington has a variety of nice, good, and unique dining establishments, also the University of Kentucky is very close by so Transy students aren't too far of a drive from a lot of dining options available to UK students.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration works to give the students as much freedom as possible. TUSGA acts as a student advocate to have campus (residential and academic) be what the students want it to be as much as possible, but students also have plenty of access and avenues to address issues on their own or to create a campus that they are happy with. The administration works with the students, the campus is widely student run.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was pleased with the scholarship I recieved from Transy, they just have a very set system for scholarships (if you have x GPA and y ACT school you will recieve z amount in scholarships), the only issue I am having is that my GI Bill benefits from my parents being in the military is going to affect the academic scholarship that I recieved.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Transy isn't much of a party scene, it's more of a laidback, hanging out social atmosphere.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus is alright, most of the time it is pretty good and students can't complain, but going home for a real meal is one of the best parts of being on break. The Raf quality of food is least impressive, the caf is alright - the variety in the caf is the best part because if there is nothing that students like in the buffet line there is the salad bar, or breakfast station, the ability to make a waffle or create a sandwich. Jazzman's and The 80 are campus staples for food because even though they're hours are most limited they are a good, reliable source of food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Transy is working hard to improve housing, as a sophomore I will get to move into a brand new residence hall with 2 more new residence halls being built right now. Freshman housing isn't bad and that's the worse it can get on campus. The campus community is so strong because a large number of students live on campus all 4 years. First year is community style, which is like living on a hallway with a bunch of friends. As a sophmore you move into suite-style and you have a bathroom of your own, junior year is a choice between suite-style and campus apartments - this provides a hightened level of independence. As a senior you have the option to move off campus (some people do this with their close friends), however if you choose to live on campus seniors recieve the best lottery numbers so they can live wherever they want. Living on campus is an important part of the Transy experience, there are late night eating options, or food can be delivered late into the night because of Transylvania's location in downtown Lexington. There is easy access to numerous study spaces as well, and when it is warm people will set up hammocks or hang out on the lawns of the dorm buildings.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Long story short, I got more/better scholarships from Transy than anywhere. It was cheaper for me to go to school here, and the private Liberal Arts university of my dreams, than to go to a state school (UK).

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Transy's part scene is different than a lot of schools, especially because of the way our Greeks are housed. However, a lot of people (both Greek and independant) live off campus and some of the best parties are there. The halls are still fun, but with the upcoming demolition of Clay and Davis those will not really be an option anymore.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: For a college, Transy's dining experience is pretty good. Jazzman's is your stereotypical coffee place, with drinks, sandwiches and pastries. The Raf is more of a fast food/food court experience (my favorite is the sandwhich line, but in the winter the grilled cheese and tomato soup are amazing!). The Caf always has a variety, and the staff always try to give us something that is both delicious and different. However, the fact that they do have to make such a large amount of food at once often impedes on the quality of the food, which is unfortunate. (The grill is usually solid though, and the meatloaf is always delicious!)

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Currently (March 2015) campus housing as a whole is not top notch. However, one new dorm is being built currently, and another one to two new dorms will be built next year. So, while on campus housing is tight next year, overall quality of housing is improving exponentially.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants within walking distance but majority are a little fancy. You have multiple places to choose from for delivery. There are lots of places that are a little further than walking distance but still not far and they are great!

3 College Freshman

Administration: DPS, public safety, is much more lenient and fair than the RAs. If you aren't being crazy and you're respectful DPS won't get you in trouble but about half the RA's are out to get you.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school was the cheapest for me to attend. The financial aid process was good and I got a bigger scholarship than I expected.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The halls can be fun but at least twice a night you have to hurry and 'hide' in a room because the RA's come through. But I think the halls are good for non party aspects.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall is sad looking and the food matches that. On the weekend nights you can only eat at the Raf which is very unfair, unhealthy, and gets old really quick. The hours for the caf are very poor.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The current buildings aren't that amazing. They are currently doing lots of reconstruction, which really sucks to be apart of, but even with the construction there still aren't that many awesome places to choose from to live in. The dorm where all freshman will live is very poor.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are old and decrepit. If you live on fraternity or sorority halls, you can get over the low quality of these dorms because you live next to 30+ of your best friends. The newer dorms are better, but not by much. This college is not renowned for it's housing, but the atmosphere usually makes up for it.

3 College Senior

Administration: The administration as a whole is decent. I don't have much to say about it, except that I wish they would lower tuition.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on this campus. This university has one of the top percentages of Greek students in the country. Greek students are leaders on campus and hundreds of students join Greek organizations every year. Greek life provides lots of opportunities for its members. There is little animosity between the majority of Greek and non-Greek students. Plenty of students choose to not go Greek and still have a great presence on campus. Non-Greek students are still invited to almost all Greek-sponsored activities.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The Department of Public Safety (DPS) on campus is decent. They try sometimes, but more often seem to be more focused on writing parking tickets than doing much else. However, they will pick you up and drive you anywhere on campus if you feel unsafe walking there on your own. Many students are trusting and feel pretty safe on campus. It is not unusual for students to leave their dorms unlocked, and theft on campus is very rare.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Lexington is a fun and exciting city. There are tons of concerts, college games (notably the UK wildcats right down the road), restaurants, and local businesses and places to check out. Students love the variety of things to do on the weekends in Lexington. Overall, it's a pretty cool city. Traffic is terrible at almost all times of the day though. It takes way too long to drive anywhere in town.

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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The school is right in the middle of some scary neighborhoods. The surrounding neighborhoods are not safe, and they are not somewhere that most students would want to live. The close off-campus housing is not expensive, but the cost of your safety is pretty high. I live off-campus, but I live 15+ minutes away, in a much safer area.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I got a merit-based scholarship (based on my 4.0+ high school GPA and my 29 ACT composite score), but it only covers about a quarter of the overall (expensive) tuition. The school administration wants to help students be able to attend the school, but I do not think they provide enough financial aid to allow most students to attend without having to take out large student loans.

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