Geneva College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Geneva College
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Geneva College Admissions Overview:

To apply to Geneva College, prospective students will have to submit high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT (both tests are accepted, without one being preferred over the other), and a completed application (along with three short essays). Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus and take a tour, to see if the college would be a good match for them. With an acceptance rate of 71%, Geneva is generally accessible to those interested. For more information about applying, including important deadlines, students should visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Geneva College Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Geneva College Description:

Originally founded in Northwood, Ohio, Geneva College moved to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania in 1880. A private, Christian college, Geneva College is named after Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva students can expect a lot of personal attention in the classroom thanks to the school's 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 17. Geneva is one of four colleges in Pennsylvania to have membership in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Extracurricular activities at Geneva include a wide range of activities including music ensembles, theater, intramural sports, and Christian ministries. For intercollegiate sports, the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference. The college fields seven women's and six men's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include football, track and field, soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,666 (1,461 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,680
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,770
  • Other Expenses: $1,150
  • Total Cost: $37,500

Geneva College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,585
    • Loans: $7,789

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Christian Ministries, Elementary Education, Engineering, Human Resource Management, Human Services

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Geneva College Mission Statement:

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"Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor."

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