Transylvania University, Lexington

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  • Transylvania has a beautiful campus. You can imagine how many changes it has survived. It's a nice place to just walk around and soak up the history.  more »
  • What do Ned Beatty and Stephen F. Austin have in common? They are alums of Transylvania U. It is a small (enrollment 1,100), private university in a significant Historical District of Lexington. Walki...  more »
  • Had never heard of Transylvania University before our son moved to an apartment hear it. Beautiful campus, in midst of historic section of town, and markers to tell some of the history. Loved to see a...  more »
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  • Would certainly NOT recommend Transy to another parent or their young adult. Numerous issues, starting with the scheduling for a freshman - it was horrible. Frosh are stuck with worst profs as upper class gets first choice. There is very limited switching opportunities. A serious alcohol & drug problem is prevalent in the dorms which we experienced first hand. Reported to RA's & Residence Life and they did little to rectify situation. Also, very little to token security for dorms. So easy for a stranger to walk in and have access to any floors, this was disturbing. Save your money and look elsewhere.
  • This school let some no good white supremacist punk harass another student by posting her Facebook profile on a hate website when she did NOTHING wrong, and yet the school administration isn't doing a damn thing about it. How about maybe sticking up for the student and defend and protect her against bullying? I hope that there's a walkout among both students and the staff that is against this until administration protects her, and I also hope that administrators stop and think to themselves "Oh? She pays money to go here? Maybe that helps us make our salary" well, for now that is. If this school doesn't get shut down due to a loss of funding if enough people stand up for what is right.
  • There is a student in your school who feels unsafe as you protect another student who is inciting white supremacist hate groups, such as 10th crusade enthusiasts, to harass her and report her to ICE as she is a DACA recipient. After she came to the school with this it was decided the other students actions do not violate your non-discriminatory policy. Absolutely horrific that her fears and concerns are not valued enough for administrators to take action in ensuring her safety. I didn't know where to start in reaching out on her defense so this is my first step. Next I will find proper numbers to call and voice my concerns on this and I will encourage EVERY ONE I know to do the same.
  • I would never let my child go to a school like this one. Should be ashamed! People like you running this school it was is tearing the "best country America" apart.
  • Not suspending a racist Taylor Ragg is very wrong. What a wonderful message you are sending to everyone that if you are not white you are allowed to be bullied Shame on the school.

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