Anatomy of first-years

Compiled by Victoria Sullivan

The Class of 2015 has just burst onto the Transylvania University scene, and expectations are high. Transylvania is known for its exclusivity: Only about 25 percent of applicants are accepted into the school. No doubt these guys are talented, but just who are the members of the class of 2015? These statistics shed some light on Transy’s newest arrivals:

  • New students: 259
  • Men: 100 (39%)
  • Women 159 (61%)
  • Students from Kentucky: 212 (82%)
  • Students from outside Kentucky: 47 (18%)
  • Average ACT = 27
  • Average high school GPA = 3.76
  • Incoming students who identify themselves as a member of a racial or ethnic minority group: 11%
  • Participants from the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts programs: 34
  • William T. Young Scholars: 20
  • National Merit Finalists: 6
  • Students from foreign countries: 4
  • Number of states represented: 18
  • Greatest distance: Junyan Fang (Yichang, Hubei, China)
  • Alumni legacies: 34 (13% of the class)
  • Approximately 30% of the incoming students are varsity student athletesGraphic by Katelynn Ralston
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