Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pennsylvania, the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio to nearly 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce students who achieve numerous graduate school admissions and job placements.
Coeducational from its beginnings, Thiel College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.
Get to know Thiel College
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Marching band
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
One of the most transformational and exciting experiences at Thiel is the chance to study abroad. As part of a commitment to educational excellence and global awareness, the College offers resources for students to become world-ready leaders through many study abroad programs. Thiel is one of only 15 schools in western Pennsylvania to offer funds through the Vira I. Heinz Program to female first-time international travelers. For all Thiel students, there are several other scholarships also available, in addition to many outside sources. Students can go abroad for full semesters or through shorter experiences like the service trip to Nicaragua during spring break.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 0%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 13%
White, non-Hispanic: 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
FACULTY AS MENTORS
Thiel professors get to know students as individuals, not just by their names. Faculty members are excellent mentors, recognized scholars, and experienced professionals in their fields. The low student-faculty ratio provides students the opportunity to develop close relationships with their professors, providing them a strong sense of belonging in the College community. The Kenneth and Marianna Brown Dietrich Honors Institute makes these connections easy by offering a unique core curriculum that is specially designed to train thinkers to become leaders and is best taught through one-on-one interaction. This personal, rigorous teaching even extends beyond the classroom; the Greenville Neuromodulation Center Faculty/Student Research Institute at Thiel, for example, pairs students with faculty mentors to conduct original research.
NON-BUSINESS MAJORS CERTIFICATE
Thiel offers a Fundamentals of Business for Non-Majors concentration that allows students in every field to understand the foundational skills they need to succeed in any professional industry. Supplying students a breadth of education regarding budgeting, legal systems, and management, this concentration aims to build essential skills in areas of study far beyond business itself.
Campus life at Thiel offers students dynamic community service experiences and vibrant co-curricular activities. With more than 50 student clubs and organizations and eight fraternities and sororities, students can find venues for deep connection, leadership, and service. The student body engages the community by participating in the annual Spring into Action service event as well as by hosting several successful fundraising campaigns.
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for disabled students
The Career Development Center works one-on-one with students in order to map out their plans both for their four-year journey at Thiel as well as their lifelong journey beyond college. It offers a range of assessments and guidance tools to help students decide what they might want to do with their degree and how they can achieve their goals. The staff are also prepared to lead a range of seminar series, presenting upon request on such topics as job searching, professional etiquette, and obtaining internships.
Thiel consistently produces successful outcomes for students. In a recent survey, 94.3 percent of graduates reported that they were employed or in graduate school within six months. Many students participate in internships—some as early as the second semester of their first year! Thiel boasts a network of 10,000+ active alumni and was recently named to Forbes’ Grateful Graduates Index—a testament to consistent student success.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA | Character/personal qualities
Standardized test scores | Application Essay | Recommendation(s) | Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability | Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
Class rank | Interview | Alumni/ae relation
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile: 400 | 75th Percentile: 520
25th Percentile: 400 | 75th Percentile: 530
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 23
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 23
25th Percentile: 14 | 75th Percentile: 22
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $11,700