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Study at Thiel College

Thiel College was founded in 1866 by German Lutheran pioneers. This private college was initially located in Monaca, Pennsylvania. It currently occupies 135-acre campus in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Thiel College's recent Enrolments have more than 1, 000 students every year. Approximately five-percent of the Student Enrolment comprises international students.

Thiel College offers a large number of associate's and bachelor's degrees in the fields of arts and science. Students can choose from over 60 majors and Course Topics. Several writing intensive courses are also available.

The athletics department of Thiel College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track and field, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. Known as the Tomcats, the teams compete in the NCAA Division III level.

Profile of Thiel College

Greenville, PA is home to Thiel College. Greenville is a town not far from a more urbanized area. Students select the school partly because it is a Evangelical Lutheran Church school. Thiel College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Thiel College can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics and business and management.

Thiel College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 530. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Thiel College has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Thiel College has 1, 219 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Thiel College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Thiel College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management53business management, accounting, business communications, MIS, electronic commerce, actuarial science, international business
Education and Teaching34elementary school teaching, English teaching, history teaching, math teaching, biology teaching
Therapy and Counselling23psychology
Liberal Arts21English, history, sociology, Spanish language, political science, general studies
Science14biology, physics, conservation biology, chemistry, chemistry courses
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science, web design
Art Studies4art studies
Media4communication studies, media studies
Religion and Philosophy3religion, religious education, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Medical Support and Technology2audiology and speech pathology
Funeral and Mortuary Science0funeral and mortuary

Contact: Thiel College

Thiel College

75 College Ave

Greenville, PA 16125-2181

General Phone: (724) 589-2000


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