Greenville College

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315 E. College Avenue

Greenville, IL 62246

Phone: (618) 664-2800
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#33 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Greenville College is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,224, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 84 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Greenville College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 33. Its tuition and fees are $23,612 (2013-14).

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

Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1892
Religious affiliation Free Methodist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $13,789,774


When applying to Greenville College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.6 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 73.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Greenville College is 14:1, and the school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Greenville College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.7 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 44%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33%
Education 24%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3%

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Student Life

Greenville College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,224, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 66 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 34 percent of students live off campus. Greenville College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,463
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

Greenville College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Greenville College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Greenville College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Greenville College.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Greenville College, 85.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,659.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $23,612 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,808 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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