Thiel College

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75 College Avenue

Greenville, PA 16125

Phone: (724) 589-2000
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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

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Thiel College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,081, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 135 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Thiel College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 29. Its tuition and fees are $26,012 (2012-13).

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

Thiel is a place where classes are smaller, personal attention is a priority, and friendships are easily formed. Professors and administrators are accessible and involved in students' development; one of the reasons why Thiel graduates are so successful (98% of graduates job or are enrolled in graduate school within eight months of graduation). Freshmen adapt to college life through Thiel's First-Year Experience program. More than half our students take advantage of study abroad and internships. Personalized financial aid benefits more than 95% of students, making Thiel's values-based education an affordable investment in the future.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1866
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $23,766,667


When applying to Thiel College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Thiel College is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.2 percent.

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

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Thiel College is 14:1, and the school has 63.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Thiel College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Education; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 24%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 17%
Psychology 14%
Education 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 9%

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Student Life

Thiel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,081, with a gender distribution of 52.4 percent male students and 47.6 percent female students. At this school, 92 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 8 percent of students live off campus. Thiel College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,081
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

Thiel College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Thiel 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 Thiel College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Thiel College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $26,012 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,120 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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