Thiel College

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 enrollments have more than 1,000 students every year. Approximately five-percent of the student body 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 areas of study. 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.

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Contacting Thiel College

Thiel College
75 College Ave
Greenville , PA 16125-2181
General Phone: (724) 589-2000

Thiel College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management49business management, electronic commerce, accounting, business communications, international business, MIS, actuarial science
Liberal Arts34English, general studies, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching24elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, biology teaching, history teaching
Science19biology, conservation biology, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Media9communication studies, media studies
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion, religious education
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Medical Support and Technology3audiology and speech pathology
Art Studies3art studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science, web design
Funeral and Mortuary Science0funeral and mortuary

Number of programs and degrees for Thiel College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18236
Associate's degree03

Thiel College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Thiel College had a total enrollment of 1,219 students (1,179 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 27%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 28%
22-24 12%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Thiel College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %

Thiel College Room and Board (2007)

Thiel College offers campus housing for 1,170 of its 1,179 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Greenville, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Thiel College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400510
SAT Math410540
ACT Verbal1524
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1724

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT70%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT51%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Thiel College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,406
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,406
Room and board $ 8,192
Room charge $ 4,160
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,032
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Thiel College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 337600)

Thiel College Faculty

Thiel College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$62,80311$60,333
Associate professoracademic year9$50,7362*
Assistant professoracademic year9$46,2845$43,264
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year4$37,0165$35,999
All faculty totalacademic year40$53,31024$50,989

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Thiel College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Presidents' Athletic Conference
Basketball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Baseball Presidents' Athletic Conference
Track Presidents' Athletic Conference

Thiel College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Conservation Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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