Lexington, KY
Transylvania University


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Recent Reviews

Chelsea
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut, you have to make the best of wherever you end up. The place is not as important as the people you meet and...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut, you have to make the best of wherever you end up. The place is not as important as the people you meet and the programs you seek out.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Very motivated, and taditional

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any person from a background that inculdes diverse ethnic or low SES status.

Morgan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really go and visit the school, walk around, sit in on a class, and make sure to talk to real students at the school, not jus...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really go and visit the school, walk around, sit in on a class, and make sure to talk to real students at the school, not just the students taking you on tours. Try and find someone who goes or went to the school and ask them for their honest opinion. Definitely check out the area that the school is in too, making sure it has plenty to do on weekends and when you just need to get away from campus. Pay attention to Greek life too, because they may down play it for prospective students.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors and the academics. Professors really care and are more than willing to talk to you and help you out. It's really easy to get to know your professors. The classes are small and intimate and promote participation. Generally, everyone cares about their grades and wants to be there, in class and learning.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Too small, with a lot of the same type of people. Mostly middle to upper class students. Not much diversity. Greek life is HUGE. Drinking and partying on the weekends is pretty much a given. Kind of expensive.

Jami
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn and understand the world around them.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are eager to learn and understand the world around them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Keep your options open and don't be afraid to take loans if that's what it takes!

What kind of person should attend this school?

One with an open-mind and appreciation for knowledge.

Dan
Describe the students at your school.

They have very diverse points of view, but all are very friendly and open.

Describe the students at your school.

They have very diverse points of view, but all are very friendly and open.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is the oldest college in Kentucky and the 16th oldest in the country.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit every college you can. Do an overnight visit. Definitely sit in on one of the classes. You can't judge a college by information in a pamphlet or through word of mouth. You just have to experience it yourself and find which makes you feel most comfortable. Only you can judge what college is right for you.

Kimberli
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Transylvania University is a wonderful school that provides its students with countless opportunities to learn and grow acade...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Transylvania University is a wonderful school that provides its students with countless opportunities to learn and grow academically and socially.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Transy is best known for the quality of its students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing a school that will provide a good environment for you, you first have to know what you want to get out of your college experience, and then find a school that will cater to your wants and needs. For example, if you want to be very involved, find a school with many different student organizations. Or, if you want a more personal college experience, then you should try to find a school with smaller class sizes. Also, the value of visiting many different colleges and staying overnight on many campuses before making any final decisions should not be underestimated! Once you have found the right school for you, don't hold back! Don't be afraid to talk to people you wouldn't normally talk to, try new activities that you wouldn't have otherwise tried, and take classes that you are truly interested in. Take advantage of all the programs (tutoring, counseling, etc.) that your school offers, and get to know your professors and classmates. They will be there when your family can't! But most of all, remember to have a little fun, and do something just for yourself every once in a while!

Charles
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that first best fits your childs learning style, and location. Work hard to get scholarships, and grants. Vi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that first best fits your childs learning style, and location. Work hard to get scholarships, and grants. Visit the college during events and during regular class days so you get to see the real college not the dressed up version. This also allows you to meet people, and know what it's like on a social level.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The Rumor Mill. If you mess up or get caught at something it will haunt you. The school is so small that everyone will know what you did in a matter of moments, and never let you forget it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Haveing to decide what your going to major in quickly. If your not sure or have some idea what you want to do coming in then its possible you won't graduate on time. Also its hard to get two majors that are in the same field (Chemistry/Bio, Math/CS) because of all the general requirments that are needed for each major.

Rachel
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are sheltered by the "Transy Bubble". They are consumed by campus life (sororities/ fraternities) that they l...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are sheltered by the "Transy Bubble". They are consumed by campus life (sororities/ fraternities) that they lose sight of reality. Most have no idea what is going on in the rest of the world, nor do they care. The most important part of their lives is where the party is and who is dating who this week. There is a limited amount of diversity in result to the "Transy Bubble" that doesn't seem to include differences in the mix. In their minds it doesn't matter because its who you know know really what you know.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

From my experience I have found that college can be a sheltering environment where one gets self-absorbed and cut off from the reality that is life. It is easy to get into the social scene and lose sight of the main reason why we learn: to be better people. I would search for the school that would give you the best learning experience possible without the emphasis on creating friendships and social ties. Have confidence in your social skills and let that not be a reason why you pick the place you do. You can make friends no matter the city you choose. What is of the utmost importance is learning, growing, and experiencing. So choose a place that encourages all three. Choose a place that shows you the world instead of sheltering you with campus life and drama. In essence, the place you choose should be the world placed right in front of your eyes.

What's unique about your campus?

By far the best thing about Transy would be the small classroom sizes. It gives all of us a chance for some one on one time with the professor. It also gives us all a chance to speak out on issues we find challenging, stimulating, etc. The professor can give time to discuss these issues we find most important without losing sight of the lecture.

William
Describe the students at your school.

They are all easygoing laid back people who are all wanting to do the best that they can for later.

Describe the students at your school.

They are all easygoing laid back people who are all wanting to do the best that they can for later.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is your home away from home so you have to make sure that you find the one that fits you best. Don't settle for anything less, go out and try to find what you think is going to fit you the best. Never try to make a decision based on other people around you, its not their future, its yours! Make sure that you keep that in mind and that your school is going to best for what you want to do later on.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who's looking for a smaller school in an urban setting where they'll get to know their teachers and fellow students well. Someone who won't have to deal with just getting "lost" in a sea of people and actually forming lasting relationships with others. And finally, someone who wants to have an active campus with a variety of things to do.

Raven
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would encourage parents and students to work together to find the college that best suits both of them. I almost made the w...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would encourage parents and students to work together to find the college that best suits both of them. I almost made the wrong college choice because I was afraid to move away from home. However, once I stepped out into the college world I realized that moving away from home was exactly what I needed to do to excell in my life. My mother was very supportive in my moving away because she realized that this choice was the best one for me. Had we not worked together on this choice, I may have missed out on the best opportunity of my life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any student that is not disciplined and who is not willing to work hard should not attend Transy.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is the tough academic load and the amount of work placed upon students. However, I have been told that in the end, it all pays off.

Rachel
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small classes even in lower levels, availability of professors

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small classes even in lower levels, availability of professors

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the colleges and talk to as many people as you can to get a real idea about what life is like at that school. Don't take what the school tells you at face value-they are trying to make themselves appear to advantage, so you probably are not going to get the whole story.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The quality and availabilty of professors, schools track record on getting students into grad school

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