Geneva College

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3200 College Avenue

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-5100
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#17 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Geneva College is a private institution that was founded in 1848. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,552, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Geneva College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 17. Its tuition and fees are $25,220 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Geneva College challenges students every day so that they can meet the challenges of the future. And succeed. In all fields of study - from accounting to education, from cardiovascular sciences to engineering - Geneva offers distinctive and innovative programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. And the school's liberal arts core curriculum fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, the social and natural sciences, and biblical studies, as well as experiential learning. Geneva also presents a wealth of academic options and opportunities with over 30 undergraduate majors and seven master's degree programs. Experienced and accomplished professors in every department challenge students with rigorous scholarship built on the foundation of Christian values. Over 50% of Geneva seniors typically have jobs or are admitted to grad school before they graduate and 80-92% of Geneva students are either working or in grad school within six months after graduation. A great majority of Geneva students - 70% - complete internships during the course of their study. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, the college's academics are accompanied by a full integration of faith and learning in every aspect of student life. The faculty, administration and staff are committed to developing the abilities of students to their fullest while challenging them to be all that God created them to be. Success at Geneva means more than preparation for a career - it means being prepared for a life of service to God. Geneva's 55-acre campus is located in Beaver Falls, PA, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of academically excellent Christian scholarship.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1848
Religious affiliation Reformed Presbyterian of N.A.
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $31,944,786


When applying to Geneva College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Geneva College is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 72.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Geneva College is 12:1, and the school has 63.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Geneva College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Theology and Religious Vocations; Engineering; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Education 15%
Theology and Religious Vocations 8%
Engineering 7%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 7%

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Student Life

Geneva College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,552, with a gender distribution of 48.5 percent male students and 51.5 percent female students. At this school, 71 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29 percent of students live off campus. Geneva College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,856
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Geneva College offers a number of student services including health service and health insurance. Geneva College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Geneva College, 38 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Geneva College.

Students who have cars on campus 38%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Geneva College, 83.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,793.

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Tuition and fees $25,220 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,250 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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