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About Greenville University

Greenville University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Greenville, IL, less than an hour from St. Louis.

Founded in 1892, the institution currently enrolls around 994 students a year, including 823 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Greenville University's endowment was valued at $16,263,737 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About Greenville University

Acceptance rate: 59%

Average GPA: 3.25

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 885

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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Greenville University Acceptance Rate

Greenville University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 59 percent of all applicants to Greenville University are accepted each year. In 2021, Greenville University admitted 1,180 of the 1,993 people who applied.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.25 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 885. The mean ACT scores is 20.

Is Greenville University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 67 percent of students who start at Greenville University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 268 students who started at Greenville University as first-time freshman, 112 graduate within four years.

Around 50 percent of students who started at Greenville University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $32,300 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Greenville University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Greenville University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

315 East College Avenue Greenville, IL 62246-0159

Campus Setting: Small Town

Greenville University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Greenville University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Greenville University is Continuous processing.

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Greenville University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

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Greenville University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

Greenville University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Greenville University is like? There are approximately 1,092 students enrolled at Greenville University, including 913 undergraduate students and 179 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from IL and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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