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Thiel College

Greenville, Pennsylvania

Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
926 undergraduate students
96% of undergrad students are full time
54% male — 45% female
36% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
60 full-time faculty
36 part-time faculty
10 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2015
100% of first year students live on campus
89% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences  
Learning Communities  
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2015

67% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2015

41% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015

Nonresident aliens 0%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 9%
White 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 6%

Academic Programs

Thiel College offers 60 majors and minors. Majors are listed below and grouped by area of study. Specialty tracks are available for many majors, including business administration and secondary education. Business: accounting, business administration (six specialty tracks), forensic accounting, and international business Education: early childhood/special education and secondary education (six specialty tracks) Humanities: business & financial journalism, commercial art, communication studies, English (literature and writing specializations), history, media & journalism, parish education, philosophy, public relations, advertising & integrated marketing communication, religion, religion communication, theology and youth ministry Social Sciences: criminal justice studies, fine art, political science, psychology (three specialty tracks), and sociology STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): actuarial studies, biochemistry, biology (conservation and traditional tracks), chemistry, chemistry (ACS-certified), communication sciences & disorders, computer science, cytotechnology, dual degree engineering (3-2 program), e-commerce, environmental chemistry, environmental science, management information systems, mathematics, medical technology, neuroscience, physics, and web development

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band X
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera  
Pep band X
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station X
Yearbook X

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy X
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 98 115 92 13 3 2 0 323

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing X
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2015

2,275 Total Applicants
2,275 Total Admissions
206 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
100.00% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission

Rolling admission? No

Closing date: Aug 15
Priority date: Feb 1

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA
Character/personal qualities

Important
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Considered
Class rank
Interview
Alumni/ae relation

FRESHMEN PROFILE FALL 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 410 510
SAT Math 420 520
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 17 21
ACT Math 17 23
ACT English 15 21
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016

Expenses  
Tuition $27,038
Fees $2,130
Total $29,168
   
Room and Board (on campus) $11,336
Estimated Total On Campus $40,504

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016

$25,023 First year students
$20,044 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016

68.35% on average, the percentage of need that was met
10% of financial need students that had need fully met

$20,044 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,346 Average need-based loan

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