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Reviews 256 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorm, Forrer, was a rough start to college living. It was a significantly old building that had old building issues (e.g. mold, extreme humidity, a pipe busted, flooding the dorm, bad dresser drawers, old furniture, old building smell). Although Forrer was not the best, a brand new dorm was opened last year, as well as two other new dorms are in the process of being built right now. There are also several other campus dorms or apartments that are not bad, either. Honestly, if you live in anything other than Forrer, you'll be fine.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have a great Greek community at Transy, holding some of our campus' greatest leaders within them. Greek life at Transy is also a majority of the reason many of the activities on our campus get passed and function.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Facilities are new, updated and kept in good condition.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Transylvania truly is my "home away from home." I've never felt such a belonging and pride before as I do being a student here. The significantly small campus community size makes it easy to feel connected to every other student and the location could not be more ideal. If you want to enjoy the city, walk three blocks downtown, but if you feel like cruising the countryside, you're only a five minute drive from the "horse capital of the world" and gorgeous farmland. Transy is a little taste from every dish, and you only grow more attached to it with time.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far I am pleased with my classes and professors. They are personable and make the classes engaging. I feel comfortable asking questions and approaching them if I need extra help.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Career Center does a great job helping students prepare for grad school and job interviews. Everyone I've talked to says the practice interview Transy provides is way harder than the actual interview. The 100 Doors Mentoring Program provides a great opportunity for students to connect with a Transy grad in their desired field and get help with internships and information about the field.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think the safety of Transy is pretty adequate. If anything such as a sexual assault were to happen, I'd assume the suspect to be under the influence. Transy is really small, so if a student were to commit anything, word would get around pretty quickly.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like living on campus. It helps keep me close to everything I need (dining and classes) and being on campus ensures that I don't miss out on anything happening on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love Greek life at Transy. There's almost a 100% garrote you get into the chapter you desire, and it's nothing like at big state schools, as in there's no hazing at all. Greeks and non-Greeks get along - it doesn't matter if you're apart of Greek life or not.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams may not be the best in our conference, but the coaches and players love their sport and care about being the best they can be. Our trainers do everything they can to get the athletes that are injured back on the filed as soon as possible, and our facilities are brand new.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love how small Transy is. Having a smaller class size helps students feel more comfortable contributing to discussion, which plays a major role in their grade. It also ensure that the professors get to know their students on not only an academic eve, but also a personal level. The way a typical schedule works gives each student plenty of time to get all of their work done in a timely manner.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school is decent. A lot of the admins seem to be pretty incompetent and the school seems to be not doing so well

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love this school. It's really small and you just get used to it. The on;y complaint is august term and FYS

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Class size is usually pretty small. I'm taking two classes this winter with less than 10 students registered, and my largest class has 17, if I'm remembering correctly. The further you get into your program, the smaller the classes get and the more individual attention you are able to receive.

Transy is great about giving AP/IB credit, and I was able to start out as a sophomore--I'm no graduating early, because of what I chose to study, but I get to register for classes and pick housing before many of my peers, which is great.

The professors are pretty great at what they do, and they all want their students to succeed. They are very understanding of extenuating circumstances, and are typically very easy to get in contact with.

Transy runs on a credit system, not credit/hours. Full-time is considered 3-4.75 credits, which is 3-4 classes, with room to tack on extracurricular music or athletic programs, or less rigorous independent-study courses. This system makes it very easy to manage your workload. For example, I was in four classes, on the academic team, in a sorority, and worked two jobs (one on and one off campus) last semester. And I still had time to have a social life and watch too much Netflix.

Some major programs are more popular than others, such as psych, anthropology, biology, and Spanish. These areas are somewhat hard to register for, but overall, it usually isn't too hard to get into classes you want and need, especially after freshman year. The first couple of semesters, just make sure to have a couple of back-ups in case that GE you wanted filled up. After freshman year, it is also fairly simple to ask a professor for a course-pass, especially if you need the class, and you need it *this* semester to keep on track with your four-year plan.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Kentucky is a medical amnesty state, and Transy makes absolutely sure that students are aware it's better to call DPS and 911 than risk a friends health/life. It has a good alcohol and narcotics education program that students complete during freshman year, and are periodically repeated, especially concerning students in Greek Life. I personally know some people who slipped up some in regards to alcohol and narcotics, and they were greatly helped by the understanding of both DPS and the administration.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Considering where the campus is located and the stupid decisions college students make, the campus is pretty safe and secure. DPS will ensure the safety of students as long as they don't go out of their way to get involved in something dangerous. I will walk alone anywhere on campus at any time and feel just fine about it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When I tell people I go to Transy most people congratulate me as they see the University as a pretty prestigious one. However, once you are enrolled it does not seem THAT great. Don't get me wrong, I love the school, but there are a lot of things we can still improve on. Class size is just about perfect, as is the quality of most of the professors, but scheduling is a complete pain in the butt.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I suppose housing is not too awful considering how ancient some of the buildings are on campus. However, the campus is currently in a state of renovation and things are a bit chaotic. Socially the campus is amazing. It is a quick walk to classes, downtown, or the room of your bff. Rooms are a bit run down and bathrooms are awful depending on which building you chose to live in. The newest dorm far exceeds the living conditions of any other place on campus. Hopefully within the next few years housing will all be renovated and everyone will be able to live comfortably.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: So Greek life at Transy might overshadow the non-Greek life on campus, but everyone seems to get along. I came to campus not even knowing what Greek life was and now I am in a sorority and attend events for all Greek organizations on campus. This is a friendly campus and most organizations get along with minimal negative interactions. With Greek life across the country being torn apart I think Transylvania Greek life still shows what it was originally about with our high standards.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: To put it bluntly: people do not attend Transy for the athletics. We are a D3 school, and most of the attention is focused on academics. I currently live with three student athletes and while they all love their individual sports, school comes first. We all go out and support the teams, but unless it is a rival game, there will not be very many people in attendance. I am part of the Crimson Crazies (the school spirit organization) and people do not even show up to those meetings let alone the actual games, which just goes to show spirit is at a minimum. The facilities are nice, but to be honest not many people actually care, athletes included.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly love Transy and would not change too many things about it. Any school I could possibly attend would be sure to have a few flaws, so I do not think I could have chosen better. Since the university is small it means I have gotten to know a majority of students and professors on campus. Lexington as a whole is a very sweet and welcoming place to live as well. The combination of people and location means that I have made this school my new home.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors expect a lot, but are great

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Many that know of this school really value a degree over other schools

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's good, not the best. Definitely not bad.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Majority of people are Greek. Great organizations.

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