Thiel College

Greenville, PA

Thiel College

Greenville, PA

Performing Arts Profile

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, 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 striven 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 are set up so undergraduate students can combine their work and graduate with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years! 

Find your calling
Expanding on the College’s strong track record of Allied Health programs, the College is developing an innovative Nursing program. Also new are degrees in 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, 24 NCAA D-III sports teams, and more than 100 student clubs and organizations!



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


Ranked among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” | U.S. New & 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

Music and Theatre

A minor within the Music and Theatre Department at Thiel College encompasses basic knowledge of the elements of music, individual private lessons and ensemble performance for minors in music, and the basic principles and mechanics of acting, directing and design for minors in theater.

By studying music or theater at Thiel College, you will be able to:
• Get personal attention from accomplished professors in small classes
• Receive private coaching and instruction in acting, voice, piano, pipe organ and all instruments
• Perform in musical ensembles and theatrical productions beginning in the first year
• Enjoy exceptional performing facilities–the William A. Robinson Theater, the David Johnson Memorial Chapel and the William A. Passavant Memorial Center
• Experience thrilling Tomcat Marching Pride band performances, annual Thiel Choir tours, Concert Band tours and international tours with the Thiel Choir every four years

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