Thiel College

75 College Ave, Greenville, PA 16125-2181
Tel: (724)589-2000
Private not-for-profit | 1,081 students
A great university education with value for a lifetime expands knowledge, stimulates global awareness, promotes ethical and responsible service, develops leaders, and prepares students for careers. Thiel College achieves this by engaging students where they are and showing them pathways to excellence.

School Overview:

Thiel College
CountyMercer County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
74 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,081 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,038 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
43 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted65%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)420-530450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-550460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • Thiel College, an independent institution related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and established in Western Pennsylvania in 1866 as a co-education institution, educates students in the liberal arts and professional studies for service to society.
  • Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies baccalaureate degreegranting college located on a beautiful, 135-acre, tree-lined campus in the heart of western Pennsylvania’s hill country.
  • Thiel is dedicated to helping you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to take the next step in your life plan. It’s a place where professors are highly accessible and more involved in your growth and learning than at most colleges, not only because of our low student- to-faculty ratio, but because they really care. Our small size makes it possible for you to carve out your own special place — both in and out of class. You can become a leader of one — or more — of our 21 intercollegiate sports teams. At Thiel you’ll find 50 organizations, clubs and honor societies to interest you.
  • Thiel College is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; Pennsylvania Department of Education; Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation; American Chemical Society.
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