Transylvania's campus is bustling with a record enrollment of 1,151 students, breaking the previous record of 1,134 set in 2003.
"As we celebrate our 225th anniversary, we are delighted that our enrollment success continues," said President Charles L. Shearer. "Interest in Transylvania among academically talented students has steadily increased over the past two decades," he said.
Transylvania's enrollment has been at capacity for the past several years.
The entering class of 344 includes 18 transfer students and a record number of Kentucky Governor's Scholars-55 as compared with 36 in 2004. The class includes five national Merit Finalists and five Governor's School for the Arts participants.
"We are known for our high-quality academic programs, attention to personal and professional development, and exemplary placement rates to the nation's top graduate and professional schools," said Sarah Coen, director of admissions. "Our applicant pool increases each year and that has allowed us to be more selective in shaping the entering class," she said.