Thiel College

Greenville, PA

Thiel College

Greenville, PA

Become the best version of you

College is your time to experience, to gain experience, and to develop a sense of who you are to become. At Thiel College, you can become the best version of you.

Founded in 1866 as a coeducational institution and shaped by its Lutheran heritage, Thiel is a creative and energetic place, rooted in academic excellence, innovation, tradition, and inclusion. It’s a place where the connections you make will benefit your life for years to come!

Tradition and innovation
Throughout its history, Thiel has strived to be progressive while honoring the traditions that make it special. The College’s second graduating class reflects those ideals. That class included four women and made the College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, among the earliest institutions to be coeducational. Today, Thiel remains a college of opportunity and gives you the tools to explore your faith while combining your passions and purpose. 

Where memories are made and futures begin
At Thiel, you’re a part of a diverse community of students who come together to experience the world. You can hang out with friends in the Bistro, enjoy a one-on-one connection with professors who know you by name, and make lifelong connections. These are just some of the college memories you will make and take with you! 

Fast-track to success
New graduate programs in Business Administration, Speech-Language Pathology, and Physician Assistant Studies allow students to graduate with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in less time.

Find your calling
Expanding on the College’s strong track record of developing programs for the careers of tomorrow, there are new degrees in Nursing, Exercise Science, Data Analytics, Public Policy, Health Systems, Environmental Safety Management, and Sports Management. These new programs join the College’s other 60+ majors and minors.



Ranked among the “Best Regional Colleges in the North” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the top 200 schools on the Grateful Grads Index for three of the past four years | Forbes


Named a Dietrich Foundation Institution along with Princeton University and the University of Pittsburgh

Thiel College has all the elements to help you live, learn, and grow:

• There’s something for everyone at Thiel. Student life offers more than 100 clubs and organizations, NCAA varsity sports, and Greek life.

• Alumni have pursued studies at prestigious postgraduate institutions including Harvard Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Chicago.

• Modern facilities include new lab equipment and collaborative space in the renovated Rhodehouse Science Building and Academic Center, a new track & field complex, the state-of-the-art Haer Family Science and Arts Connector, and the James Pedas Communication Center.

• Generous scholarship and aid packages help 99% of Thiel’s students graduate with less debt than many of their peers.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I like the small-school aspect of Thiel. My high school was small, and I knew Thiel would be the next step up, but I could still be comfortable in my environment.”

    • Mak Sanders ’21
  • “After visiting other schools and then visiting Thiel, it was kind of a light-bulb moment. I realized I could have everything I wanted here. I’m looking forward to finally being the person I’ve always wanted to be.”

    • Hannah Uschock ’22
  • “I really like the small campus and how easy it is to get to know everyone. Thiel is a community. Everyone is willing to help with anything you need. Coming to college shouldn’t be anything to be afraid of because there are so many friendly faces here.”

    • John Aarestrup ’21