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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Greenville University is an above-average private, Christian university located in Greenville, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 928 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Greenville University acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Biology, Elementary Education, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 47% of students, Greenville University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
About Greenville University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Address
315 E. College Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246

Greenville University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1080
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,356/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,458/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,528/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,082/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,092/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,076/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
928Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    52%
  • Outstandingly friendly and helpful
    24%
  • Snobby
    24%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Awesome!!!
    50%
  • Expensive but worth it
    17%
  • Expensive. High school.
    11%
  • Family
    11%
  • Expensive for no reason.
    6%
  • Online confusion
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Greenville University Reviews

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I like the Christian community we have at school, the chapels in the morning and Vesper worship nights are awesome. All the school staffs are so welcoming and helpful when you need them. The food is very healthy for a school in my opinion. The backroom is amazing we have a lot of talented people who can sing and do other stuff too. People are very friendly and nice. There is a big community of international students. The campus is small but very pretty. The sport teams are very good if you are into sports. The activities are awesome usually there is a lot of free food,games and music playing. We have different association that you can participate such as Mosaic, International Club, and others. We got intramurals activities which are pretty cool too. The dorms are pretty cozy and comfortable. The classes are decently hard depending on the major.
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Greenville, yes, is in the middle of corn fields in southern Illinois. But our campus contains such diversity that you run into people different than you all the time. Campus activities promote integration of all students, from athletes to bookish types, from African American students to South Korean students.
The one thing that many people are weary about is the lifestyle statement, which prohibits many of the 'typical college' activities (smoking, drinking, sex on campus, etc). As an RA, my interactions with the lifestyle statement have given me a broad perspective of the pros and cons of having such an agreement. As a Christian community I think it is imperative that we hold our students to a wholesome standard. However, for those students who do not practice Christianity, I have seen isolation and exclusion on occasion.
Overall, I love Greenville and am content with my choice for my educational advancement.
I love Greenville University. Being a no traditional student was something I was very nervous about. However, when I got there everyone was so nice, welcoming and loving. I was able to stand out in the classroom, engage with my professors, and show my talents off to the student body. Everything we learned is Christ centered and I just love that about this school. Who would’ve thought that I would meet so many people running for Christ in one small institution was a blessing beyond compare. My experience here has been the best, and every year gets better and better. God has really met me in this place and it has made me a stronger believer in the Lord our God. When the president of the school knows you by name...as well as your professors, that’s how you know God is in the midst of this. No school can compare to what Greenville has to offer. We are not just a number, they genuinely care about us and our future.