317 reviews
  1. Greenville, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Thiel College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Presidents' Athletic Conference
Address
75 College Ave
Greenville, PA 16125
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Scores Range
860-1060
ACT Scores Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Thiel College

Cost

Net Price
$22,664/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,541/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,384/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,408/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,970/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,709/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,039Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
40%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.30 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • It is a family and home away from home.
    63%
  • The environment is what you make it.
    25%
  • High School 2.0
    13%

After Thiel College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Thiel College Reviews

317 reviews
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Thiel is a pretty small school with a population of about 1,200-1,300 students. The overall quality of the education is decent, but I think there is some room for improvement with a number of the academic departments. As an Education major, I feel somewhat prepared for student teaching this year and have learned a lot about best teaching practices. The food is ok, but then again we just hired a new head chef for the cafeteria last year. There are a number of food options in the cafeteria, as long as you aren't a picky eater. My number one takeaway from attending Thiel? Join activities! We have over a dozen clubs, sports teams, and Greek Life organizations. Those who study hard might also get the chance to join honor societies. If you are looking for a small school environment where you can connect with people in times of trouble or to broaden your horizons, I suggest checking out Thiel College.
As a transfer student, I was already familiar with different schools and different ways on how this are handled. Thiels admissions made sure of my acceptance as fast as I could get in and did all they could do to help. The professors are more helpful and friendlier. Living on campus has been a great experience for me and everyone is more welcoming and see it as a community and not just about one person. My experience at Thiel has been nothing but greatness.
The small classroom sizes make it a lot easier for the professors to actually know you by name which in the long run makes it easier for them to give you one-on-one help if ever needed. Thiel offers so many different types of activities that it is almost impossible not to find something that fits your needs. The majority of the students there are also very accepting to the different groups that are one campus and no one really judges the your choice of organizations to join. The campus is beautiful despite the extremely harsh winters but that is expected. The financial aspect is a little confusing at times but the financial office does really well with helping you find alternatives if you are struggling. Overall, I have not really had anything bad to say about this school. I think the professors really care about the wellbeing of their students and really go above and beyond to help them with anything. It is definitely a place where people need to come ready to learn and work towards a future.