Thiel College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Thiel College

Thiel College is a private liberal arts and professional studies college situated in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Academically, the college offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs. Students are supported by a healthy 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students are involved in various co-curricular activities, including 35 organizations and clubs and robust Greek life. The Thiel Tomcats play in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 734 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male/44% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,596
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $13,040
  • Other Expenses: $3,150
  • Total Cost: $49,786

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,834
    • Loans: $7,278

Academic Programs Offered

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

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 58%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

NCAA 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

Overview of Thiel College Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 76%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 440/540
    • SAT Math: 420/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 15/20
    • ACT English: 13/20
    • ACT Math: 15/20

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Thiel College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Thiel College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Southern Vermont College, Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Albertus Magnus College, Texas Southern University, California State University Dominguez Hills

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Thiel College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Thiel College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

San Jose State University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Texas State University, Georgia State University

Applying to Thiel College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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