Thiel College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Thiel College
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Thiel College Description:

Thiel College is a private liberal arts and professional studies college located in Greenville, Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Thiel (pronounced "teel") sits on a picturesque 135-acre campus in rural western Pennsylvania, less than two hours from both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Thiel’s small size makes it ideal for personalized attention; the college has a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1, and almost 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students. Academically, Thiel offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs as well as cooperative programs with several Cleveland and Pittsburgh colleges in areas including art, engineering, cytotechnology and mortuary science. Other popular programs offered at the college include biology, business and elementary education. Outside of the classroom, students are involved in a variety of co-curricular activities, including 35 clubs and organizations and an active Greek life. There are a number of musical groups on campus, including a marching band, concert band, and choir. The Thiel Tomcats compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Popular sports include Football, Wrestling, Track and Field, and Soccer.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 894 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,740
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,700
  • Other Expenses: $3,100
  • Total Cost: $45,540

Thiel College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,119
    • Loans: $8,236

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Thiel College Mission Statement:

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"Thiel College, an academic institution in the Lutheran tradition, empowers individuals to reach their full potential by assuring educational excellence, stimulating global awareness, promoting ethical and responsible leadership, and preparing students for careers so that lives inspired by truth and freedom may be committed to service in the world."

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