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Reviews 244 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

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.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors expect a lot, but are great

5 College Junior

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

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.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Not a lot of attention, but some.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great academic school

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Some would say Transylvania is not located in the best part of town. Several safety issues have occurred near and on campus. However, DPS is very willing to help if a problem arises, and will be happy to offer you a ride if you feel uncomfortable walking somewhere.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are small, and professors care about your learning. A few less than stellar experiences, but overall my professors have been extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to help you during office hours if any problems arise.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great career center, very helpful. Connections with alumni network through 100 Doors Program.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Having all of the first year students in one dorm is entertaining, although forrer has a bit of a mild and humidity problem. However they are taking steps to remedy this problem, and building brand new forms. These new dorms are very nice, so even if you don't enjoy your year in forrer, there are those to look forward to. Forrer is conveniently located though, being attached to the caf and the campus center, and is right across from the academic side of campus.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Transylvania has an amazing Greek life. While the Greek organizations do throw fun parties, they are overall respected as more than the stereotypical frat guys/sorority girls, and are not seen as snobby. The Greek organizations vary quite a bit, so everyone can find a place they fit in, and those who are not interested are still accepted just the same. The members of the Greek Community at Transylvania are leaders on campus, in clubs and sports unrelated to their affiliation.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Transylvania has been actively recruiting sports players, improving our teams. Intramurals are relatively popular, and enjoyable for those who participate.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am learning so much already, even in such a short time. Transylvania is academically rigorous, but in a way that will prepare you for further learning and future careers. Also, there are enough fun events and parties going on on campus and in the nearby area to cut loose and relax after hard work and studying.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Transylvania legitimately provides an amazing opportunity to learn in an intimate environment while living in a big city with innumerable chances to get involved, network, and immerse yourself in different cultures. The only downsides to Transy would be its lack of diversity and a nerve-wracking tuition fee.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am very satisfied with my choice of Transylvania University. I'm sure If I applied more places then I would have had more options but I enjoy the classes I am taking and feel like I am learning a lot to prepare myself for a future career.

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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.

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