Welcome to Lexington
Nestled among some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, Lexington was founded in 1775. It grew to be one of the largest and wealthiest towns west of the Allegheny Mountains by 1820, gaining the nickname "Athens of the West."
Today, the city boasts more than a quarter million people. Steeped in the rich thoroughbred traditions of the bluegrass, Lexington offers residents the opportunity to see over 50 breeds of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park, to try their luck at Keeneland Race Course or enjoy a horse farm tour. And Lexington has much more to offer, including world-class restaurants, galleries and shopping, as well as a rich history revealed through historic homes, renowned distilleries and the restored Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, the largest in the world.
Student Organizations & Activities
Spencerian College offers a variety of organizations. Membership in these clubs enables you to exchange ideas with fellow students who are interested in similar career pursuits, while giving you the opportunity to enjoy all of the advantages of typical college life. Organizations include:
- Sigma Beta Chi
- Nightingale Club
- Spencerian Activities Board (SAB)
- Social Activities
Part of the appeal of college is the experience of living away from home. Conveniently located near a variety of restaurants, stores and movie theaters, Spencerian College offers comfortable and secure housing with a variety of amenities, including:
- Swimming pool
- Media room
- Central air-conditioning
- Private patio/balcony
- Living room, bedroom and dining room furniture *
- Fully-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, garbage disposal, double sink, color-coordinated appliances and microwave
- Window coverings
- Deadbolt security locks
- Smoke detectors
- Guaranteed rent rate for entire first academic year of college
- Included in rent: utilities** (except telephone and cable) and furniture
* Each student residence is furnished with a sofa, living room chair, four-place dining room suite, twin beds, dresser, nightstand, end tables and lamps.
**Electric bills that exceed $100 in one month will result in the overage being split evenly among all roommates.
The floor plan of each apartment may vary, but they are all similar to the one shown here.
Early applications are recommended! Apartments are assigned on a first come, first-served basis, and students are urged to apply early. Upon completion of the college application, a housing application must be completed along with a $95 non-refundable application/reservation fee. Before move-in, which is usually the Thursday preceding a class start, students must also satisfy a $200 housing deposit and a $30 key deposit.
Many students residing in the Lexington campus student housing are able to include all, or most of, their rent in their financial aid package. To determine if this is possible, it is critical that application be made early. Your admissions officer can provide more information on available housing and what steps need to be taken. Student housing is available only to out-of-town students under the age of 21. Out-of-town students may choose to stay in student housing or arrange for their own housing. The admissions staff can provide lists of alternative accommodations near the campus.