About Greenville College

Founded in 1892, Greenville College. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 994 full time undergraduate students, and 217 full time graduate students.

The Greenville College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 51 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Greenville College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range840-1080
ACT Range18-25

Admissions at GC are considered Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

63% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Greenville College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    62 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    48 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    62 Students rated campus food 2.4 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    61 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    62 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    62 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    62 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    62 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

Greenville College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Greenville College?

12 Students rated Greenville College

Hannah - 02/17/2020

Greenville is okay. I would change certain things that is for sure. The gym should be 24 hour access (I was told it would be when I first came here), the food could be a lot better there's never much of a variety and the dining hours aren't great with my major, and there isn't a whole lot to do here in town. I am a biology & chemistry double major, and I can say the science department professors are amazing. I have learned quite a lot being up here! I have to brag on Marcello for sure. He is the professor who showed me what I want to do for the rest of my life!

Jourdan - 01/13/2020

I would say this is an amazing school for someone who is profound in the spirituality, love small towns, small class sizes, and don't care about having to much to do recreationally. And the biggest sports here probably men's basketball and women's volleyball. There biggest major department would probably be the music department, so if that's your niche, this would be an amazing place for you to come. Be aware there isn't much to do and that this is an Christian University meaning there isn't a big party life scene here on campus let alone any other events that you would have at regular public schools. It's not very diverse, but they are adamant about community and your spiritual faith as far as Christian belief. They also are very tight knit on having that close one on one experience with your professors, pretty hard to fail here. Which makes it not that stimulating academically, spiritually, and just growth as an individual period. Like I said before, if you are into small town farm vibes, this is for you if not I suggest you go elsewhere, because there is nothing here for you.

Darrion - 07/15/2019

I feel as if the staff and fellow students will help you during difficult times if ever needed. And the campus feels like a sanctuary of some sort.

Brenden - 05/17/2019

It’s a nice small town University but also has some issues with judgmental students. Majority of the staff is more than qualified to teach here however there are some professors that many students agree should not teach here and should be dismissed. However that is not my place to decide. Greenville is overall a safe campus that can be enjoyed but is definitely not a party school.

Greenville College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Greenville College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Greenville College is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Save your extra money now, you've no idea how much it costs, even with grants, scholarships, and loans.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    Everyone is very friendly and for the most part genuine. The faculty and staff are really great and it is easy to have engaging conversations with them. Also there is a strong artistic vibe on campus that is inspiring. You are really close to St. Louis but life in Greenville is very easy going.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Greenville is a school that fosters growth and improvement in every area of life including spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I wish my music program had the right type of teachers teaching the classes.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Most are energetic and really care about class and others don't care because they are here for the wrong reasons; like sports.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Well, if you are a non-Christian you might not want to consider going to Greenville! Because they do encourage students to attend Chapel at least two-three times a week for pray, worship, and lectures! Here at Greenville you do get tested a lot...it is because the professors here want to make sure you know the information really well!

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    my school is love without understanding

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I really wish I would have known exactly how different college is from high school. I don't think I was prepared for the amount of homework and the wide range of subjects I would be taking. I also wish I would have known exactly what majors were offered and had researched which one would be best suited for me. Another thing I didn't know before coming to college was what it was like living in a dorm. I don't mind it now, but at first it seemed very strange.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The ability to go to a school that focuses on Christian community is invaluable. It relates to everything on campus, including activities, friendships, classroom settings, and relationships with Professors. Not having to worry about the drunk neighbors, dangerous walks across campus, and always having friends around to have fun with are all great benefits.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The music and teaching programs.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People who get the most out of Greenville College are generally adaptable and open-minded. The college offers challenging and character-shaping experiences both in and out of the classroom. Because of the school's goal of educating students outside of their comfort zones, and challenging the way students view the world around them, it is important to be adventurous at heart and willing to truly listen to the opinions of others. If you come to Greenville College wanting to grow academically and in your world-view, you will go far.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Greenville College receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 81% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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