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Greenville University

Greenville, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Greenville University

Greenville University Overview

Greenville University is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Greenville, Illinois. Greenville University was founded in 1892 and the school now enrolls around 1,047 students per year, which includes 890 undergraduates. Greenville University provides housing for up to 826 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 60% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Greenville University!

Love music or performing? At Greenville University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Greenville University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Greenville University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Greenville University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Greenville University on the Student Life page.

2022 Greenville University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%
Tuition $29,998
Percent of Need Met 75.39%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,576

Is Greenville University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Greenville University offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Greenville University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Greenville University. The university admitted 100% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 842 students applied to Greenville University and 840 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Greenville University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 69% of students who start at Greenville University return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Greenville University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Greenville University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Greenville University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Greenville University's endowment was valued at $16.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Greenville University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Greenville University meets 75.39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Greenville University full-time are awarded $24,576 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $30,071 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Greenville University.

Based on this information, is Greenville University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Greenville University a good school for you?

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Where is Greenville University Located?

Greenville University is located in the small town setting of Greenville, Illinois, less than an hour from St. Louis.

If you are interested in seeing Greenville University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Greenville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Greenville University and Greenville are like without leaving home.

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Greenville University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Greenville University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Greenville University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Greenville University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

836 - 1214


Math SAT Range

405 - 620


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1214 and Above


836 to 1214


836 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Greenville University students is 1025. Applicants with SAT scores of 1214 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Greenville University, while applicants with SAT scores between 836 to 1214 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 836 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Greenville University.

Greenville University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Greenville University is like? There are approximately 1,047 students enrolled at Greenville University, including 890 undergraduate students and 157 graduate students. 91% 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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