Thiel College

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 724-589-2345
Address: 75 College Ave, Greenville, PA

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Additional Information

President: Susan Traverso, Ph.D.
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Religious Affiliation: Lutheran Church in America
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
School Setting:

Thiel College is located in the small community of Greenville in Mercer County, Pa. Our campus is a 90-minute drive from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland – vibrant urban centers bustling with opportunity for internships, service learning, educational trips and entertainment – and a 40-minute drive from Youngstown, Ohio.

Thiel's unique location allows our students and visitors to enjoy both the wonders of nature abundant in the western Pennsylvania countryside, including a myriad of outdoor activities, and take advantage of the dynamic cultural experiences offered in nearby cities.

School Size: Small
Classroom Size: 20
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Housing Availability:


Type of Housing: Residence Halls and On-campus Apartments
Diversity: It is a priority of Thiel College and its community members to respect all aspects of diversity. Thiel College encourages students to bring discussion and consideration of diverse facets to the forefront. Awareness of diversity is a vital component of our experiences of being human. All Thiel College community members are encouraged and supported to sustain the discussion around inclusive practices and the development of an open and accepting campus climate.

Varies by program. Contact the Office of Admission at for more information.

Financial Aid:

Contact the Office of Admission at with any questions.

Disability Services:

The Thiel College Accessibility Resource Center recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity and fosters an inclusive environment for all of the Thiel College community through awareness, accessibility, and empowerment. The office is committed not only to ensuring access, but also to supporting success.

Greek Life: Yes

At Thiel College, there’s something for everyone. With more than 100 clubs, organizations and teams it’s easy to find ways to get involved, or better yet - start a new club or activity! Our Greenville, Pennsylvania campus also isn’t far from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Erie which allows students to explore and pursue a variety of internship opportunities.

Sports: hiel College is a Division III school and a member of the President's Athletic Conference. Here, the "student" in student-athlete does more than merely precede "athlete". They are respected for managing rigorous academic challenges and meeting the demands of highly competitive athletic programs. This balancing act requires time management skills, careful planning and a strong sense of values, yet it is accomplished every year. Thiel is especially proud to be a college where students can compete and succeed in athletics as well as become involved in other areas of the college community. Involvement in Greek life, student government, residence life and other clubs and organizations help to further develop the important qualities of the student-athlete's character. At Thiel, we believe that the athletic arena is merely an extension of the classroom and we are committed to helping each of our student-athletes reach their full potential as individuals, as students and as athletes. It is this process and balance that will prepare our young men and women to make "Big Plays" on the athletic fields now, but more importantly they will be able to make "Big Plays" in their families, in their churches and in their communities later in life.
Majors: Thiel College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors. Thiel also offers graduate programs in business, clinical mental health counseling, communication and leadership, physician assistant and speech-language pathology.
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Free parking for students is available.

Summer Sessions:

Thiel College's summer courses offer the same high-quality instruction and academic performance of regular academic year courses, but are smaller, less formal and encourage interaction between students and faculty. Students also have access to all academic and recreational services.

For more information, traditional students may contact Academic Records at 724-589-2110. High school students may contact Justin Gregorich at 724-589-2757.

International Students:

Students from around the world are invited to make Thiel College their choice of educational institution for the pursuit of a world class baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States of America. Thiel College is a private, co-educational college that specializes in challenging you to build and achieve your dreams. For more information:

Study Abroad: Germany. South Africa. Peru. Switzerland. Costa Rica. South Korea. India. Spain. Mexico. Australia. Italy. Nicaragua. New Zealand. (And those are just some of the destinations where Thiel students have studied recently.) Thiel is abroad! One of the most exciting and educational experiences at Thiel is the opportunity to study abroad. As part of our commitment to educational excellence and global awareness, we offer opportunities for our students to become world-ready leaders through many study abroad programs. There is no better way to learn, mature and develop self-confidence than immersing yourself in the challenge of a foreign culture. For more information: