Reach out to Transylvania University's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who apply to Transylvania University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by November 15.
Here's an overiew of some of Transylvania University's admissions stats.
|Transylvania University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||34%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||74%|
These are the application deadlines for Transylvania University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 1||November 15|
Transylvania University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Transylvania University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transylvania University is a very difficult school to get into. Transylvania University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Transylvania University accepted 92% of all applicants, approximately 1,498 of the 1,629 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Transylvania University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Transylvania University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Transylvania University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Transylvania University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Transylvania University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Transylvania University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.75|
Students admitted to Transylvania University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Transylvania University 34% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 66% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
At Transylvania University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.4%|
|3.50 and 3.74||13.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4.9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5.6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.3%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Transylvania University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Transylvania University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Transylvania University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 4% of Transylvania University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 74% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at Transylvania University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Transylvania University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Transylvania University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Transylvania University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Transylvania University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Transylvania University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Transylvania University.
Does Transylvania University accept transfer credits?
✅ Transylvania University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Transylvania University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Transylvania University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Transylvania University?
❌ No, Transylvania University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Transylvania University's acceptance rate?
✅ Transylvania University has an acceptance rate of 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Transylvania University?
❌ Transylvania University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Transylvania University? Transylvania University is a very selective institution. The Transylvania University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Transylvania University is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Transylvania University is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
30 and Above
23 to 30
23 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Transylvania University is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Transylvania University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Transylvania University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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